UAE would look to seal the series when they take on Nepal in the second game of the three-match ODI series at ICC Academy in Dubai on Saturday. The series opener was a low-scoring affair. United Arab Emirates won the toss asked the tourists to bat first. Nepal’s opener was dismissed in the very first over to put forth a hint of what was to unfold.
Nepal kept losing wickets at regular interval and were bowled out for a partly 113. The target seemed easy for the hosts but just like Nepal, UAE batsmen struggled to get going. In the end, it was UAE’s lower order batting that took them over the line.
The three-match One Day International series will be followed by two sides will play three Twenty 20 Internationals.
UAE – W L W W L
Nepal – L L W W L
Head-to-head (last two ODI fixtures)
UAE – 2, Nepal – 0
Where – ICC Academy, Dubai
When – January 26, 11:00 AM IST
UAE’s Rohan Mustafa, Ahmed Raza and Rameez Shahzad are serving suspensions.
UAE Playing 11: Mohammad Naveed (c), Ashfaq Ahmed, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Usman, Fahad Nawaz, Amir Hayat, Ghulam Shabber (wk), Imran Haider, Mohammad Boota, Qadeer Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar
UAE ODI Squad: Mohammad Naveed (c), Tahir Mughal, Muhammad Usman, Qadeer Ahmed, CP Rizwan, Shaiman Anwar, Sultan Ahmed, Abdul Shakoor, Amir Hayat, Ashfaq Ahmed, Chirag Suri, Fahad Nawaz, Ghulam Shabber (wk), Imran Haider, Mohammad Boota and Zahoor Khan.
NEP Playing 11: Gyanendra Malla, Binod Bhandari (wk), Paras Khadka (c), Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, KC Karan, Aarif Sheikh, Lalit Rajbanshi, Basant Regmi, Pawan Sarraf
Nepal ODI Squad: Paras Khadka (c), Gyanendra Malla, Abinash Bohara, Basant Regmi, Bhim Sharki, Binod Bhandari, DS Airee, Karan KC, LN Rajbanshi, Arif Sheikh, Pawan Sarraf, Pradeep Airee, Rohit Paudel, Sandeep Lamichanne, Sompal Kami and Sundeep Jora.
Wicket-keeper – Ghulam Shabber will be our choice for putting up a fight with the bat on a tricky surface.
Batsmen – Ashfaq Ahmed, Chirag Suri, Shaiman Anwar and Gyanendra Malla can be considered in this segment.
All-rounders – Paras Khadka and Sompal Kami had a decent outing in first ODI, unlike most of the players involved.
Bowlers – Mohammad Naveed, Amir Hayat and Imran Haider ripped through Nepal’s batting order on Friday. Sandeep Lamichhane and Karan KC too had a good game.
Make UAE vs NEP Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.