NEP vs UAE 2nd ODI Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Nepal will take on UAE at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur. The second ODI of the three-match series will get underway at 09:00 local time on Wednesday 16th November.
As expected, Nepal were beaten in the opening game of the series on Monday and now face an uphill task if they are to win the series with victories in the final two matches. After winning the toss, they conceded 263-7 but could only manage 179-9 in reply. They will need to put in a much improved showing in this match.
There were half-centuries from two Nepalese batters in the opening game of the series with opener Arjun Saud (51) and all-rounder Dipendra Singh Airee (54) top scoring. Only two other players made double-figures and Nepal will be looking for bigger contributions from the likes of Aasif Sheikh in the second ODI.
Overall it was not a bad bowling performance from Nepal on Monday with Lalit Rajbanchi bowling the only maiden of UAE’s innings and conceding just 36 runs from his 10 overs. Dipendra Singh Airee continues to impress at this level and returned figures of 1-30 from eight overs.
Nepal are looking to avoid their fourth successive defeat in this format in Wednesday’s clash.
After getting a win in their final game of the T20 World Cup against Namibia, UAE impressed in the first ODI and well deserved their 84 run victory. After beating Nepal by 99 runs and 48 runs earlier this year, they are targeting their third successive ODI victory over them in this clash.
Although captain Cundangapoyil Rizwan made only two runs at number three, the rest of the top four batters all made valuable contributions against the Nepal bowling attack. Openers Muhammad Waseem (44) and Vriitya Aravind (40), alongside Rohan Mustafe (53) will all be looking forward to going out to bat on the same wicket in this game.
The standout bowler across both teams in the opening ODI was 16 year old left-arm spinner Aayan Afzal Khan. In what was his ODI debut, he returned figures of 4-14 from 10 overs which included four maidens. Off-spinner Basil Hameed also chipped in with two wickets.
UAE have won three and lost three of their last six ODIs.
NEP vs UAE 2nd ODI Pitch Report
The match will be played at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur. There was turn for the spinners as well as good pace for the fast bowlers in the first game and we expect the same in this match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Nepal vs UAE 2nd ODI Match 2022
Nepal Predicted Playing 11
Gyanendra Malla, Kushal Bhurtel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Paudel (c), Aasif Sheikh (wk), Arjun Saud, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Harishankar Shah, Lalit Rajbanshi
UAE Predicted Playing 11
Muhammad Waseem, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Basil Hameed, Rohan Mustafa, Hazrat Bilal, Aayan Afzal Khan, Alishan Sharafu, Junaid Siddique, Ahmed Raza, Zahoor Khan
Nepal vs UAE Prediction
Although Nepal are the hosts and have excellent knowledge of the pitch in Kirtipur, they were well beaten by UAE and struggled particularly with the bat in the first game. UAE’s bowlers were excellent and we predict they will do the same again. We are backing UAE to win this ODI and take a 2-0 lead in the series.
UAE are favorites to beat Nepal