NEP Vs OMN Dream11 Prediction: Nepal’s faltering batting unit makes for the abysmal unit ahead of a stern test against Oman.
Playing in their first series in the land of the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2, Nepal has tasted mixed success till now. While they were put down in their series opener, the side managed to come back with a closely fought win over the USA to rake up their first points in the league.
However, the side will not be massively motivated with that triumph over the USA with the batting unit dwindling to collapse for a mere 190. Had it not been for their astute bowling unit and a harrowing USA run chase, Nepal would have easily gone onto falter for the second time in a row, an area the side needs to massively paper over ahead of today’s tie.
And when they take on Oman today, Nepal will be well aware that they afford to slip up with the bat. They have already been defeated by Oman once earlier in the ongoing series with the side crumbling in pursuit of what should have been an easy to peel down 198 run target as they folded out their pursuit for a meagre 179.
On a surface which isn’t extremely helpful for the bats, Nepal will struggle once again. Their batting unit has been a massive disappointment till now and in front of a bowling unit which will scrape wickets at regular intervals, we envision Nepal to falling to a defeat.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Not the easiest of wickets to bat on, the team winning the toss will be looking to come out and chase today. The morning period will allow the ball to frisk in the hands of the quicks before the wicket settles in a bit to hand over the chasing side with a cohesive idea of how to document their run chase.
Probable Playing 11
Gyanendra Malla (C), Binod Bhandari (WK), Paras Khadka, Dipendra, Sharad Vesawkar, Rohit, Arif Sheikh, Abinash, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit
Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Aqib Ilyas, Muhammad Nadeem, Suraj Kumar (WK), Sanuth Ebrahim, Sandeep Goud, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt
ICC CWC League 2
Match: Nepal Vs Oman
Date And Time: 9th February, Sunday- 9:45m IST
Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Telecast: Nepal Cricket YouTube
- Gyanendra Malla, Paras Khadka, Arif Sheikh, Karan KC
- Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Zeeshan Maqsood, Sandeep Goud
Top 4 Batting Order
- Gyanendra Malla, Binod Bhandari, Paras Khadka, Dipendra
- Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Zeeshan Maqsood, Aqib Ilyas
- Gyanendra Malla, Paras Khadka
- Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali
Death Overs Bowlers
- Arif Sheikh, Karan KC
- Bilal Khan, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt
Had it not been for his 59 runs in the lower middle-order against USA, Nepal would have ended up slipping their way to an absurd defeat. It was a valour filled performance from Binod Bhandari, a display which saw him stick it out through a period of peril to move in for him.
Nepal’s captain and opener, Gyanendra Malla came up with 21 runs in the same encounter to see us bring him in as well from the home side while from the opposition we are moving in with the two names. In opener Jatinder Singh and captain Zeeshan Maqsood, the side have two players embedded with a plethora of calibre, names whose application and patience has allowed them to pull off runs on the most adverse of surface.
Along with it, Zeeshan came up with two wickets as well for his side the last time against USA to make him our pick for the day.
Unbeaten on 55 runs against USA along with three wickets with the ball, Mohammad Nadeem sent down a truly match-winning all-round performance to make him an instant selection for the fixture. Aqib Ilyas joins him up after scoring 72 runs and taking the two wickets in the same encounter with the two manifesting their expansive skill set to ensure Oman won the match with ease.
The 31 runs for Khawar Ali see him complete the trio of picks from the unit while from the opposing end we are moving in for Kushal Malla after his 50 saw him partake in a vital match sealing partnership along with Bhandari.
Given Nepal’s flummoxed showing with the bat across the two previous ties with the side having failed to even cross the 200 run mark, it was only fair of us to move in with a magnitude of picks from the opposition. The two wickets for Bilal Khan make him our first selection along with Kaleemullah.
From Nepal meanwhile, KC Karan struck at regular intervals with his wicket to wicket line and length seeing him snag the 4 wickets to make him a must have selection from the unit.
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Captain And Vice-Captain
Zeeshan will captain our side while Aqib is the 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.