It will be ZIM vs NEP for the 1st game of the group stage of the ICC ODI World Cup Qualifiers at Harare.
Meanwhile, talking about both these teams in the warm-up stages, then Zimbabwe fared better at home than Nepal.
The hosts will now look to win more games in the group stage and grab one of the final two spots for the tournament.
On the other hand, Nepal will also look to play well after faring dismally in the warm-ups.
Furthermore, the lineup in Zimbabwe is much better than that of Nepal and will dominate in this group game.
Thus, we will get an exciting contest between these two teams in two days’ time.
Match: Zimbabwe vs Nepal, ICC ODI World Cup Qualifier, Match 1
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: 18th June 2023
Time: 12:30 PM IST
The wicket at Harare is basically a very batting-friendly one and we can thus expect a high-scoring clash between these two sides. Furthermore, bowlers will have to be accurate with their lines and lengths to get early wickets here. Thus, the skipper winning the toss should opt to bowl first here.
Full Squads for ZIM vs NEP, ICC ODI World Cup Qualifier, Match 1
Joylord Gumbie, Clive Mandande (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Tendai Chatara, Brad Evans, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava
Aarif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Gyanendra Malla, Kushal Bhurtel, Rohit Paudel (c), Dipendra Singh Airee, Karan KC, Kushal Malla, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Arjun Saud (wk), Gulsan Jha, Kishore Mahato, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami
Probable Playing XI for ZIM vs NEP, ICC ODI World Cup Qualifier, Match 1
Innocent Kaia, Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Clive Mandande (wk), Brad Evans, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani
Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Gulsan Jha, Lalit Rajbanshi
Match Prediction for ZIM vs NEP, ICC ODI World Cup Qualifier, Match 1
From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that Zimbabwe will win this contest.
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