NEP Vs MLD Dream11 And Match Report: Nepal look to end their sortie in aplomb with the Bronze medal around their necks.
Cricket in the South Asian Games is set to come to a culmination today with the match for third place beginning proceedings this Monday. When Nepal and Maldives lock heads against each other come today’s bronze medal encounter, either will be looking to punch above their weight and show the stomach for a fight to wrap up proceedings for themselves in fruition.
The ramifications for Nepal especially are behemoth from this tie, not only due to the side being outright favourites for the clash but also owing to the stature they made an advent in the showpiece games. Unfortunately, the last outing was a particularly damaging one for the side, seeing them be shunted out of the fight for the top spot, leaving them fighting it out for third place.
Playing against Bangladesh U23 on that day, Nepal imbedded in place a horrific run chase, one which saw them stumble as their tiresome batting effort saw them garner up a mere 111 in reply to the 155 made by their opposition. Elsewhere, Maldives made it this far after trouncing Bhutan by 8 wickets, a match which saw them outshine their opponents with both the bat and ball.
Refraining Bhutan to a mere 117, they ended up cruising their way to a gigantic run chase, one which was vindictive of what the side are truly capable of when functioning as a complete unit. They were defeated by Nepal by 84 runs the last time these two sides met, a result they’ll be looking to overhaul come today and show they are more than just the mere pushovers many are touting them as for this imminent contest.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With this being the first match of the day to be played over here, we are going to be in for sensational batting conditions with the wicket laid out for the match set to be a hard, brown and completely devoid of anything in it for the batters. The team winning the toss will be looking to come out and bat first and make the most of the conditions prevelant for their batsmen.
Probable Playing 11
Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla (C), Dipendra Singh Airee, Arif Sheikh, Binod Bhandari (WK), Pawan Sarraf, Karan KC, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Sushan, Avinash, Rohit
Mohamed Rishwan, Mohamed Ivan, Adam Nasif, Ahmed Hassan, Mohamed Azzam (WK), Hassan Ibrahim, Mohamed Mahfooz (C), Nazuwan Badeeu, Ibrahim Rizan, Leem Shafeeq, Yoosuf Azyan Farhath
South Asian Games 2019
Match: Nepal Vs Maldives Bronze Medal Match
Date And Time: 9th December, Monday- 8:45am IST
- Paras Khadka, Dipendra Singh Airee, Karan KC, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi
- Mohamed Rishwan, Adam Nasif, Ahmed Hassan, Yoosuf Azyan Farhath
Top 4 Batting Order
- Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Arif Sheikh
- Mohamed Rishwan, Mohamed Ivan, Adam Nasif, Ahmed Hassan
- Paras Khadka, Dipendra Singh Airee
- Mohamed Rishwan, Mohamed Ivan
Death Overs Bowlers
- Karan KC, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi
- Ibrahim Rizan, Leem Shafeeq
NEP Vs MLD Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
In a competition where Maldives have struggled to muster up meaningful displays with the bat, their wicket-keeper has constantly come up with vital contributions for them. He’s someone who has an innate ability to score runs and well into his repertoire of strokeplay to pile on a slew of runs for his side to see us make Mohamed Azzam our pick for the day.
NEP Vs MLD Dream11 Batsmen
An entire trivalent of picks are going to be roped into our Dream 11 from Nepal with us envisaging their top-order bats spending out a magnitude of time out in the middle. Maldives failed to perturb them with the ball the last time these two sides met, a tie where Nepal ended up cutting short Maldives’ bowling unit, to see us get in a trio from the side.
We begin with the team’s leading run getter in the form of Dipendra Singh Airee, a name who has tallied 88 runs including the one 50 along with picking up the two wickets as well for his side. The three wickets for Paras Khadka will see him being brought in as well from the side along with Arif Sheikh to wrap up this section of our team.
NEP Vs MLD Dream11 All-Rounders
Having snagged the two wickets in two matches for his side, Pawan Sarraf is going to be cantered down into our side as the first name. He finds company in the form of KC Karan, someone whose not only imperious as a bowler but is more than capable of roping in quick runs with the bat as well, a player who will move in tandem in both the sections of his side’s framework.
From Maldives meanwhile we are deciding to select a duo of picks as well, getting in both Adam Nasif and Leem Shafeeq, a partnership more than capable of intertwining their skill set in unison and venturing into the encounter as the two talismanic figures for the outfit.
NEP Vs MLD Dream11 Bowling Order
Picking bowlers from Maldives was the safe pick for us for this encounter with this being a match where their bowlers are set to pick up wickets at regular intervals owing to Nepal looking to up the ante across the course of the encounter. It’s a rhetoric which is set to see them entice Nepal’s bats towards the death overs, seeing us pick out both Hassan Ibrahim and Mohammed Mahfooz who has the two wickets to his name.
From Nepal meanwhile, Sushan Bhari will be bringing an end to our Dream 11 picks for this prevelant affair.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Dipendra will be captaining our side out for the day while Paras is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.