After a series loss in the One Day International series, United Arab Emirates have taken a 1-0 headstart in the three-match Twenty 20 series on Thursday. The touring Nepal side would be under the pump to square the series on Friday when the two sides meet for the second game of the series.
Nepal won the toss and opt to bowl in the first T20I on Thursday. The senior pro, Shaiman Anwar (59 runs off 38 deliveries) put his hand up to take UAE to a par total. Spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane and Basant Regmi were on the money with the ball for the touring side.
Chasing 154, Nepal suffered a jolt on the first ball with the dismissal of Pradeep Airee. Sundeep Jora, Paras Khadka and Sompal Kami made notable contributions but it was not enough in the end to take Nepal home.
Where – ICC Academy, Dubai
When – 1 February, 2:30 PM IST
The two sides are most likely to come out unchanged.
UAE Playing 11: Ashfaq Ahmed, CP Rizwan, Ghulam Shabber, Muhammad Usman, Imran Haider, Mohammad Boota, Amir Hayat, Zahoor Khan, Shaiman Anwar, Sultan Ahmed, Mohammad Naveed
UAE T20I Squad: Muhammad Naveed (c), Muhammad Usman (vc), Ashfaq Ahmed, Chirag Suri, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammed Boota, Gulam Shabbir, Imran Haider, Amir Hayat, Zahoor Khan, Qadeer Ahmed, Fahad Nawaz, Sultan Ahmed, C.P Rizwan and Abdul Shakoor.
NEP Playing 11: Gyanendra Malla, Pradeep Airee, Paras Khadka, Basant Regmi, Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airee, Avinash Bohara, KC Karan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rohit Paudel, Sundeep Jora
Nepal T20I Squad: Paras Khadka (c), Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Vesawkar, Basant Regmi, Dipendra Singh Airee, Karan KC, Lalit Bhandari, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Aarif Sheikh, Pawan Sarrafa, Sushan Bhari, Sandeep Jora, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rohit Kumar Poudel, Pradeep Airee, Binod Bhandari, Bikram Sob, Avinash Bohora and Bhim Sharki.
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