- Date- Friday, May 06 2022
- Time- 9:15 AM IST
- Venue- Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
- Match format- 50-overs
- Weather Forecast- Mostly Cloudy, 18-23 °C
Welcome to Nepal vs Zimbabwe-A Today Match Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts. Nepal is hosting Zimbabwe-A for a limited-overs series. The 1st unofficial ODI was washed out without a ball being bowled due to rain. Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur will host the rescheduled match on May 6. Meanwhile, the T20 series between the two teams was levelled at 1-1 where one match had no result due to rain.
Nepal is coming into this series after securing a victory in the tri-nation T20I series. The key performer for the team in the batting department is Dipendra Airee and Asif Sheikh, while Karan KC and Sandeep Lamichhane are impressive with the ball. In the 3rd T20, Sandeep Lamichhane bagged two wickets while Basir Ahamad and Sompal Kami picked a wicket apiece.
Chasing just 137 to win, Nepal’s opening batters Kushal Bhurtel (34 off 26 balls) and Aasif Sheikh (87* off 54 balls) hammered Zimbabwe bowlers all over the place. Nepal did not falter as they completed the run chase in 15.5 overs with the loss of two wickets.
On the other hand, the Zimbabwe A team has an inexperienced squad and will rely on the contributions of Luke Jongwe and Tinotenda Mutombodzi. For the visitors, Jongwe and Mavuta were the only successful bowlers in their last outing. Tadiwanashe Marumani has scored the most runs for Zimbabwe in the T20 series (104 runs in 3 matches).
Top Batsmen for NEP vs ZIM-A
Dipendra Singh Airee (NEP)- 336 Runs in 10 Matches, 37.33 Average
Aarif Sheikh (NEP)- 176 Runs in 9 Matches, 44.00 Average
Innocent Kia (ZIM)- 40 Runs in 2 Matches, 20.00 Average
Brandon Mavuta (ZIM)-30 Runs in 9 Matches, 7.50 Average
Top Bowlers for NEP vs ZIM-A
Sandeep Lamichhane (NEP)- 15 Wickets in 9 Matches, 2.99 Economy
Sompal Kami (NEP)- 6 Wickets in 6 Matches, 5.42 Economy
Brandon Mavuta (ZIM)- 22 Wickets in 9 Matches, 4.89 Economy
Tinotenda Mutombodzi (ZIM)- 3 Wickets in 3 Matches, 2.79 Economy
NEP vs ZIM-A Today Match Prediction Scenarios
Scenario 1- If NEP bats first
Total score prediction- NEP is expected to score 295.
Result prediction- NEP will win the match by 6 wickets.
Scenario 2- If ZIM-A bats first
Total score prediction- ZIM-A is expected to score 230.
Result prediction- NEP will win the match by 30 Runs.
NEP vs ZIM-A Today Match Prediction, 1st Unofficial ODI, Who Will Win the Match?
Nepal to win.
Nepal has players like Dipendra Singh Airee and Sandeep Lamichhane who hold the key to Nepal’s win. With the rain around, fast bowlers will get help with the new ball. Nepal’s bowling line-up looks fully equipped to deal with such conditions which gives them a huge edge over Zimbabwe-A who doesn’t have any sure-shot wicket-takers in their squad. The hosts will be hoping that the rain stays away on Friday and they can get a chance to take a lead in the ODI series.
Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News
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NEP vs ZIM-A Probable Playing 11
Kushal Bhurtel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aasif Sheikh, Rohit Poudel, Karan KC, Bikram Sob, Aarif Sheikh, Sandeep Lamichhane (c), Sompal Kami, Sagar Dhakal, Abinash Bohara
Tinotenda Mutombodzi (c), Johnathan Campbell, Bradley Evans, Trevor Gwandu, Luke Jongwe, Roy Kaia, Clive Madande, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Brandon Mavuta, Tony Munyonga
Squad For NEP vs ZIM-A
Rohit Paudel, Pawan Sarraf, Bikram Sob, Kushal Bhurtel, Abinash Bohara, Karan KC, Aasif Sheikh, Kushal Malla, Gyanendra Malla (c), Gulsan Jha, Sharad Vesawkar, Aarif Sheikh, Sushan Bhari, Sandeep Lamichhane, Binod Bhandari (wk), Sompal Kami
Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Prince Masvaure, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Ernest Masuku, Sikandar Raza, Wessly Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Tendai Chatara, Richmond Mutumbami, Wellington Masakadza