NEP vs PNG Today Match Prediction, 1st ODI, Papua New Guinea tour of Nepal, 25th March 2022

NEP vs PNG Today Match Prediction
  • Date- 25th March 2022
  • Time- 8:45 AM IST
  • Venue- Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
  • Match format- 50 overs
  • Weather Forecast- Sunny, 22-27 °C

Nepal will host Papua New Guinea for a two ODI match series. Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur will host the 1st ODI on March 25. Nepal faced PNG last in an ODI series hosted in Oman where Nepal won both ODIs by heavy margins.

Nepal won the first ODI by wickets and repeated the same streak in the 2nd ODI by 151 Runs. Rohit Paudel hammered 127 Runs in 2 Matches for Nepal. Whilst, Charles Amini top-scored for PNG with just 39 Runs in 2 games. Sandeep Lamichhane returned with 10 wickets including a 6/11 and 4/35 in both the ODIs. Chad Soper was the top bowler for PNG as he scalped 5 wickets.

The two sides recently met in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 where Nepal emerged on top by 7 wickets. Batting first, PNG scored 173/8 where their skipper, Assad Vala top-scored 45. Sandeep Lamichhane and Sompal Kami bagged two wickets apiece. In the chase, Kushal Bhurtel hammered a fifty while Aarif Sheikh (59) and Rohit Paudel (44) remained unbeaten to take Nepal across the winning line.

Top Batsmen for NEP vs PNG, 1st ODI

Gyanendra Malla (NEP)- 286 Runs in 11 Matches, 28.60 Average

Rohit Paudel (NEP)- 249 Runs in 9 Matches, 35.57 Average

Assad Vala (PNG)- 681 Runs in 16 Matches, 45.40 Average

Charles Amini (PNG)- 328 Runs in 14 Matches, 23.42 Average

Top Bowlers for NEP vs PNG, 1st ODI

Sandeep Lamichhane (NEP)- 23 Wickets in 12 Matches, 3.51 Economy

Karan KC (NEP)- 22 Wickets in 12 Matches, 4.90 Economy

CA Soper (PNG)- 18 Wickets in 15 Matches, 3.98 Economy

Assad Vala (PNG)- 14 Wickets in 16 Matches, 3.83 Economy

Here are some scenarios for NEP vs PNG Today Match Prediction

Scenario 1- If Nepal bat first

First Innings score prediction- Nepal is expected to score 230.

Result prediction- Nepal will win the match by 50+ runs.

Scenario 2- If PNG bat first

First Innings score prediction- PNG is expected to score 170.

Result prediction- Nepal will win the match by 6 Wickets.

Who Will Win?

Nepal to win.

Nepal is clearly a stronger side than PNG. In the last three encounters between the two sides, Nepal has emerged victorious on all occasions by heavy margins.

NEP vs PNG Head to Head

Recent Matches PlayedNEP WonPNG Won

Squad for NEP vs PNG 1st ODI


Gyanendra Malla (c), Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Gulshan Jha, Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Malla, Binod Bhandari, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Pawan Sarraf, Abinash Bohara, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Sushan Bhari, Sharad Veshawkar, Bikram Sob, 

Papua New Guinea

Hiri Hiri, Simon Atai, Charles Amini, Assad Vala, Dogodo Bau, Norman Vanua, Sese Bau, Lega Siaka, Jason Kila, Kabua Morea, Chad Soper, Alei Nao, Tony Ura, Semo Kamea, Rily Hekure.

Team Update

Will be added when there is an update.

NEP vs PNG Probable Playing 11

Nepal Playing 11

Pawan Sarraf, Kushal Bhurtel, Gyanendra Malla, Dipendra Singh, Rohit Paudel, Aarif Sheikh, Binod Bhandari (wk), Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane (c) and Bikram Sob

Papua New Guinea Playing 11

Lega Siaka, Tony Ura, Assad Vala (c), Sese Bau, Charles Amini, Riley Hekure, Alei Nao, Norman Vanua, Chad Soper, Simon Atai (wk) and Kabua Morea

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