Nepal takes on Papua New Guinea in the first T20I of the Nepal tri-series. Malaysia along with these 2 teams will fight it out in the Tri-Series that is going to take place at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground. This series will provide a good opportunity for teams to try out a few combinations and figure out the perfect lineup before the upcoming big tournaments. The forecast is good and we are in for a cracker.
Nepal vs Papua New Guinea, 1st T20I
Venue: Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Date & Time: 28th March, at 12:15 PM IST
Live Streaming: Fancode
NEP vs PNG, 1st T20I Pitch Report:
This is a new pitch and not the ones where the ODIs were played recently. It looks good for batting and spinners will have a crucial role in the middle overs.
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NEP vs PNG, 1st T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Kushal Bhurtel, Asif Sheikh, Anil Sah(w), Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Paudel, Aarif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Pawan Sarraf, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane(c), KC Karan
Papua New Guinea
Assad Vala(c), Tony Ura, Sese Bau, Nosaina Pokana, Charles Amini, Simon Atai(w), Jason Kila, Hiri Hiri, Semo Kamea, Riley Hekure, Norman Vanua
Top Picks for NEP vs PNG Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Nepal
Sandeep Lamichhane has an excellent record in this format. He has picked up 55 wickets in 30 T20I at an average of 12.67 and an economy of 6.12. The leg spinner will be a great pick for this match.
Dipendra Singh Airee was in sublime form in the recent one day series and will be a good option to have. He has scored 632 runs in 27 T20I at an average of 37 and strike rate of 127. He is also handy with the ball picking up 8 wickets
Top Picks – Papua New Guinea
Assad Vala has scored 471 runs in 21 matches at an average of 24 and a strike rate of 110 in this format. He also has 21 wickets to his name at an average of 11.71.
Tony Ura is an aggressive batter at the top of the order and has scored 358 runs in 17 T20I at an average of 22 and a strike rate of 118.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NEP vs PNG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Asif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Lega Siaka, Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airee, Charles Amini, Assad Vala (c), Sandeep Lamichhane(vc), KC Karan, Norman Vanua
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NEP vs PNG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Asif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Aarif Sheikh, Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airee (c), Charles Amini (vc), Assad Vala, Sandeep Lamichhane, KC Karan, Nosaina Pokana
Today’s NEP vs PNG Probable Winners:
Nepal are expected to win this match.