Nepalese Women’s U-19 Cricket Team registered a humungous 79 runs win against Qatar Women’s U-19 in the first match of the ICC Women’s U-19 World Cup Asian Qualification.
After registering a mammoth win on Friday Nepalese team will be facing UAE on Saturday which probably will decide Nepal’s fate to grab a spot in the Inaugural ICC Women’s U-19 World Cup happening in South Africa in 2023.
The team claiming the top spot in Asian Qualification will grab the ticket to South Africa. Nepal, UAE, and Thailand who are seen as the main contender to finish on top of the table grabbed a big win on Friday. Thailand and Nepal defeated Malaysia and Qatar respectively by a fair margin whereas Nepal’s next opponent UAE thrashed Bhutan by whopping 160 runs.
Will Nepal be able to beat the mighty UAE?
UAE showed some firework in their batting in the first match piling up 202 runs against Bhutan. Skipper Theertha Satish scored 94 from just 64 whereas Lavanya Keny scored an unbeaten 67. These two will be a real threat to Nepal if they aren’t dismissed cheaply.
Nepal on the other hand have some serious work to do in their batting. They were able to post an average total of 117 against Qatar. Nepal’s only faith is their strong bowling lineup. They will try to settle UAE in a small score as possible and sneak the victory.
Nepal’s clash against UAE will be the match to look out from the tournament and is the Fire test for both sides.
Nepal’s remaining fixture:
(June 4) – UAE against Nepal
(June 6) – Bhutan against Nepal
(June 7) – Thailand against Nepal
(June 9) – Malaysia against Nepal