Papua New Guinea (PNG) will travel to Nepal, as the two associate nations clash in a two-match ODI series. Both matches will be played at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur. The first ODI will be played on March 25, followed by the second one on Saturday (March 26).
Papua New Guinea will be led by middle-order batter, Assad Vala. They have plenty of experience in their squad with the likes of Charles Amini and Tony Ura in their ranks. On the other hand, the hosts will be led by the talented spinner, Sandeep Lamichhane. The two sides faced off against each other just a few days ago at the ICC Cricket World Cup League Two 2019-2023, where Nepal emerged victorious by 7 wickets.
Nepal vs Papua New Guinea, 1st ODI
Venue: Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Date & Time: 25th March, at 8:45 AM IST & 9:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
NEP vs PNG, 1st ODI Pitch Report:
It will be interesting to see how the pitch pans out. However, we expect the wicket to be friendly to the batters. Spinners could enjoy more purchase from the tracks in the second half of the innings.
(will be added when there is an update)
Also read: New Zealand vs Netherlands One-off T20I Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between NZ vs NET?
NEP vs PNG, 1st ODI Probable Playing XIs:
Pawan Sarraf, Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Paudel, Aarif Sheikh, Binod Bhandari, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane (c), Bhim Sharki
Papua New Guinea
Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Riley Hekure, Sese Bau, Chad Soper, Norman Vanua, Alei Nao, Simon Atai, Kabua Morea
Top Picks for NEP vs PNG Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Nepal
Sandeep Lamichhane has had a stellar start to his ODI career so far. He has picked up 48 wickets in 20 outings at an average of 13.1, and an economy rate of just 3.67.
Karan KC has picked up 27 wickets in 18 matches so far at an average of 23, and an economy rate of just over 5. He has also scored 158 runs at an average of 13.20.
Top Picks – Papua New Guinea
Charles Amini has 514 runs under his belt at an average of 21.4. He is pretty handy with the ball in hand as well, picking up 21 wickets.
Assad Vala remains the most experienced player for Papua New Guinea, scoring 1130 runs at an average of 29.7. He also has 32 scalps in ODI cricket at an average of 26.90.
NEP vs PNG Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NEP vs PNG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Binod Bhandari, Kushal Bhurtel, Lega Siaka, Tony Ura, Assad Vala (c), Chad Soper, Charles Amini, Sompal Kami, KC Karan (vc), Kabua Morea, Sandeep Lamichhane
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NEP vs PNG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Asif-Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Lega Siaka, Tony Ura, Assad Vala, Chad Soper (vc), Charles Amini, Dipendra Singh-Airee, Sompal Kami, KC Karan, Norman Vanua, Sandeep Lamichhane (c)
Today’s NEP vs PNG Probable Winners:
Nepal are expected to win this match.