Nepal v Papua New Guinea in Oman 2021 matches are starting from 5 September 2021 to 8 September 2021. Check Nepal vs PNG 2021 Schedule, Live Coverage, Squads, Head to Head Prediction.
The timing of the ODI series between Nepal and Papua New Guinea provides a much-needed match practice before the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup League Two resumes. Oman tops the group while the two teams languishing at the bottom are second last Nepal and Papua New Guinea which is the last of the 7 teams. Though one silver lining for Nepal is that they have played only four matches while Papua New Guinea played 8 matches and lost them all.
Thus these two-match series provide a much-needed game time for both teams to sort out their plans and get into a winning habit before the league start. Check Nepal Vs Papua New Guinea In Oman 2021: Schedule, Team Squads, Prediction – Head To Head, Where To Watch Live Coverage.
Thus, there is a sense of excitement and nervousness in both the camps as the series approaches and let’s move into the details of the series.
Going by the current form of both teams, Nepal is looking for firm favorites to win this series. While Papua New Guinea has some star players like Assad Vala, Charles Amini in the batting department, and Nosaina Pokana and Jason Kila in the bowling department. The overall balance of Nepal Squad looks better and the presence of batters like Gyanendra Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee along with allrounders like Karan KC and star bowler like Sandeep Lamichhane with young sensation Gulshan Jha makes Nepal a very balanced and strong side.
The retirement of Paras Khadka is big news for Nepal Cricket, but the presence of young talent in the squad will make Nepal believe that they can beat Papua New Guinea who has been lately not in good form, and over-dependence on captain Assad Vala can haunt them if the star player fails to perform.
Win Prediction – Nepal is predicted to win this series. But expect a closely fought series between the two sides who are eager to make their mark on the international scene.
Head to Head – Nepal 3 – 2 Papua New Guine
First ODI – September 5 at 11 am IST
Second ODI – September 8 at 4 pm IST
The first ODI is scheduled for September 5 which is a day game starting at 11 am IST while the second ODI on September 8 is a day-night affair whose coverage will start at 4 pm IST.
Venue – Both matches will play at the same venue – The Al Amerat Cricket Ground ( Ministry Turf 1 ) Muscat, Oman. The ground has been given Test status by ICC and is also scheduled to host T20 World Cup matches.
Pitch report – The pitch promises something for both batters and bowlers and if batters take time initially, they can put up a decent score. There have been four ODIs here before, and the team batting first and second, has won two matches each.
Average 1st Innings score – 202
Average 2nd Innings score -188
Highest score – 324/7 Namibia vs Oman
Lowest score – 94/10 Namibia vs U.A.E
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Nepal Squad: Gyanendra Malla ( C ), Pawan Sarraf, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Bhurtel, Rohit Paudel, Sharad Vesawkar, Karan KC, Kushal Malla, Aasif Sheikh (WK), Binod Bhandari ( Wk ), Abinash Bohara, Bikram Sob, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Sushan Bhari, Gulshan Jha.
Papua New Guinea: Asad Vala ( C ), Hiri Hiri, Sese Bau, Charles Amini, Gaudi Toka, Kiplin Doriga, Simon Atai (W ), Tony Ura (W ), Chad Soper, Damien Ravu, Jason Kila, Kabua Morea, Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana, Lega Siaka.
Nepal: Kushal Bhurtel, Gyanendra Malla (C ), Dipendra Singh Airee, Sharad Vesawkar, Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Malla, Binod Bhandari (Wk), Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Gulshan Jha.
Papua New Guinea: Tony Ura, Simon Atai, Assad Vala ( C ), Lega Siaka, Kiplin Doriga (Wk ) , Charles Amini, Hiri Hiri, Jason Kila, Gaudi Toka, Nosaina Pokana, Norman Vanua.