KEN vs NEP, Today Match Prediction, 1st ODI, 2nd September 2022

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KEN vs NEP, Today Match Prediction, 1st ODI, 2nd September 2022
  • Match: Kenya vs Nepal (KEN vs NEP)
  • Date- 2nd September 2022
  • Match Format- ODI
  • Venue- Nairobi
  • Time- 12:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather- Mostly Cloudy (19 degrees Celsius)

Kenya vs Nepal (KEN vs NEP) Today Match Prediction Preview:

Welcome to the KEN vs NEP Today Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts. Kenya will take on Nepal in the 1st ODI of the Nepal tour of Kenya in Nairobi on September 02 2022, Monday. Keep on reading for more information on the KEN vs NEP game.

Kenya and Nepal will meet in the ODI for the first time since 2018. Their last meeting came in the World Cricket League Division Two tournament which went Nepal’s way. The current Nepal skipper Sandeep Lamichhane grabbed a fifer in that match.

Nepal also defeated Kenya in the five-match T20I recently. Although they did lose a couple of matches, it was a convincing result for a team that is experimenting with the squad.

Kenya, on the other hand, will bank on their current ODI form. They have won four matches in a row now. They have defeated Italy, Uganda, Bermuda and Jersey recently.

Top Batsmen for KEN vs NEP

(T20I series)

Rohit Paudel- 5 matches, 156 runs
Irfan Karim- 4 Matches, 139 runs
Gyanendra Malla- 5 Matches, 135 runs

Top Bowlers for KEN vs NEP

(T20I series)

Sandeep Lamichhane- 5 Matches, 12 wickets
Vraj Patel- 5 Matches, 10 wickets
Dipendra Singh Airee- 5 Matches, 6 wickets

KEN vs NEP Today Match Prediction Scenarios

Scenario 1- If KEN bats first

  • Second Innings score prediction- KEN is expected to score 240
  • Result prediction- Nepal is expected to win this match by 3 wickets

Scenario 2- If NEP bats first

  • Second Innings score prediction- NEP is expected to score 260
  • Result prediction- Nepal is expected to win by 20 to 30 runs

KEN vs NEP Today Match Prediction, ODI 2022, Who Will Win the Match?

Nepal are likely to win this match

Nepal are likely to win this match and take a 1-0 lead in the ODI series. The team has done well in the T20I series to win it by 3-2. Their captain Sandeep Lamichhane has led the team from the front well with 12 wickets in the series. He is expected to make an impact in this match as well. He also enjoys a good record against Kenya in this format.

Team Availability/ Injury updates

  • Sandeep Lamichchane and Rohit Paudel are two key players for Nepal
  • Irfan Karim holds the key for Kenya.

KEN vs NEP Probable Playing 11

Kenya playing 11

Collins Obuya, Rakep Patel, Elijah Otieno, Alex Obanda, Nelson Odhiambo, Shem Ngoche, Irfan Karim, Emmanuel Bundi, Eugene Ochieng, Sukhdeep Singh and Vraj Patel

Nepal Playing 11

Gyanendra Malla, Sompal Kami, Aarif Sheikh, Karan KC, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, Aasif Sheikh, Rohit Paudel, Bhim Sharki, Bibek Yadav, Dev Khanal

Squad for KEN vs NEP, ODI series 2022

Kenya squad

Collins Obuya, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Rakep Patel, Elijah Otieno, Alex Obanda, Nelson Odhiambo, Shem Ngoche, Irfan Karim, Lucas Oluoch, Emmanuel Bundi, Eugene Ochieng, Sachin Bhudia, Sukhdeep Singh and Vraj Patel

Nepal squad

Gyanendra Malla, Jitendra Mukhiya, Sompal Kami, Aarif Sheikh, Karan KC, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, Aasif Sheikh, Rohit Paudel, Bhim Sharki, Harishankar Shah, Shahab Alam, Kishore Mahato, Pawan Sarraf, Aadil Ansari, Pratish GC, Bibek Yadav, Arjun Saud, Dev Khanal and Bashir Ahmed