NEP vs UAE Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 3rd ODI of the United Arab Emirates tour of Nepal, 2022

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NEP vs UAE: The third and final ODI of the United Arab Emirates tour of Nepal, 2022 will be played on 18th November 2022. Nepal will face United Arab Emirates for the series decider. The series is evenly poised at 1-1.

Nepal stages a perfect comeback in the second ODI after trailing 0-1 in the 3-match ODI series. After conceding a defeat, Nepal kept its faith intact. In the first innings, they bowled well and bundled UAE for a low total of 191. However, they stumbled in the chase as they lost both openers in quick succession. But, the middle and lower order gave their valuable contributions and sealed the game on the 48th over.

UAE, on the other hand, was off to a great start in the bilateral series. They crushed Nepal in the first ODI and ran over them with a comfortable win of 84 runs. However, things went haywire in the second ODI. The batters were a mess and just could not maintain a successful partnership. As a result, they lost the lead, and now the series stand leveled at 1-1.

Match Details for NEP vs UAE

Series: United Arab Emirates tour of Nepal, 2022

Date: 18th November 2022 (Friday)

Time: 8:45 AM IST

Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur

Pitch Report for NEP vs UAE

The pitch was pretty much flat in the first game. But as the game progressed, the surface scratched and it became difficult to bat. That is exactly what happened in the second game. Hence, we expect a low scoring game. Spinners will be the biggest gainers. Moreover, batting first looks like a good choice on this surface.

Probable Playing XI


Rohit Paudel (captain), Gyanendra Malla, Kushal Bhurtel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aasif Sheikh (wicket-keeper), Arjun Saud, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Harishankar Shah, Lalit Rajbanshi


Chundangapoyil Rizwan (captain), Muhammad Waseem, Vriitya Aravind (wicket-keeper), Basil Hameed, Rohan Mustafa, Hazrat Bilal, Aayan Afzal Khan, Alishan Sharafu, Junaid Siddique, Ahmed Raza, Zahoor Khan

Match Predictions for NEP vs UAE

UAE is the most probable winner of this game. Even though they lost the previous game, they are still favorites. They seemed to be taken aback by the pitch behavior. Nepal, on the other hand, is full of confidence and will go all out for the decider game. The series is important for Nepal, as they are still fighting hard to prove their relevance to world cricket. Overall, an interesting and thrilling game is likely to play out.

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