NEP vs UAE Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 1st ODI of the United Arab Emirates tour of Nepal, 2022

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Match Preview

NEP vs UAE: United Arab Emirates is touring Nepal for a 3-match ODI series. The first one-day international will be played on Monday, 14th November 2022 at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.

Nepal cricket is going through a tough crisis as their skipper, Sandeep Lamichhane, has been suspended owing to serious sexual assault charges. Hence, Rohit Paudel will be filling his shoes. Sandeep was a proper all-rounder in the team, and his absence will hurt the team in this series. The team announced for this tour looks like a good combination but lacks experience.

UAE, on the other hand, last competed in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 qualifiers. They had a disappointing outing as they were knocked out by finishing last in their respective group. As a result, they would look for redemption in this series and try to come together as a complete team unit.

Match Details for NEP vs UAE

Series: United Arab Emirates tour of Nepal, 2022

Date: 14th November 2022 (Monday)

Time: 8:45 AM IST

Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur

Pitch Report for NEP vs UAE

Past matches at this venue had all been high scoring. Hence, we expect the pitch to play better for the batters. The pitch will have a low bounce and will provide grip for the spinners. Additionally, batting first looks like a good choice on this wicket.

Probable Playing XI


Rohit Paudel (captain), Aasif Sheikh (wicket-keeper), Gyanendra Malla, Kushal Bhurtel, Aarif Sheikh, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Harishankar Shah, Kamal Singh Airee, Lalit Rajbanshi, Basir Ahmed

United Arab Emirates

Chundangapoyil Rizwan (captain), Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Vriitya Aravind (wicket-keeper), Basil Hameed, Kashif Daud, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique, Ahmed Raza, Aryan Lakra, Karthik Meiyappan

Match Predictions for NEP vs UAE

UAE is the probable winner of this game. They have a good batting lineup that can perform for them. Also, they outclass Nepal in experience as well. Whereas, Nepal will need some time to adjust to recent events. Also, they will be playing under a new captain. So, it will be interesting to see what approach they adopt. Overall, a good game of cricket is likely to go on floors.

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