Today in Windhoek, a newly formed Nepal cricket team under the leadership of Rohit Paudel will play.
Their first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 against the hosts, Namibia.
Nepal hopes to climb the league table and qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup in India in 2023 by competing against Namibia and Scotland until December 8.
Nepal, which is currently in last place with 17 points, will have a tough time qualifying for the World Cup’s global qualifiers, in which the top three teams will compete.
Therefore, Nepal will need to participate in all four games in Namibia if they want to gain a foothold.
However, previous records do not paint a favorable picture, as the Nepal cricket team only managed to win one of the four games it played in Scotland in July against the same two opponents.
Since the series ended, a lot has changed.Some team members as well as the captain and coach have changed.
The climate of the Nepal cricket crew is likewise unique as many are watching out for how the group passage against Scotland and Namibia.
The Nepal cricket team will begin the four matches with Paudel as captain due to the rape charge against former captain Sandeep Lamichhane.
In the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2’s five series, Lamichhane was the team’s leader in three of them.
As he took 42 wickets in 20 League 2 games, Lamichhane, the bowler, is more likely to be missed by Nepal than Lamichhane, the captain.
Many people are uncertain about who will take wickets in the middle overs of games, despite Karan KC’s impressive record of 37 wickets in 19 matches.
The series against the UAE, according to Nepal’s coach Manoj Prabhakar, was similar to a practice match leading up to the League 2 series in Namibia.
Nepal’s batting failed in the first match, and the UAE defeated Nepal by 84 runs.
The batters showed grit after that loss, winning the second and third matches by three and six wickets, respectively, to help Nepal win their first domestic bilateral series.
Captain Paudel also said that the team needed to bat well and had learned a lot from the UAE series.
In the series, openers Arjun Saud, Aasif Sheikh, Gyanendra Malla, and Dipendra Singh Airee all scored half-centuries, which is encouraging.
Since the Scotland series, a lot has changed for the Nepal cricket team.Pubudu Dassanayake quit after a disappointing series and was replaced by Manoj Prabhakar, a former Indian all-rounder.
Prabhakar took a different approach to the game than Dassanayake did.
Gyanendra Malla, the team’s former captain, was brought back, but destructive opener Kushal Bhurtel was dropped and Arjun Saud took his place.
Prabhakar has once more included Malla and Saud in his team to face Namibia and Scotland after their impressive performances in Kenya.
The Namibia tour is without Basir Ahmed, Adil Alam, Binod Bhandari, Dev Khanal, Kishor Mahato, and Pawan Saraff, who were on t