Matter of how long Nepalese batting can maintain confidence
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After a late over cameo win in the previous game against Namibia, Nepal will look after an impressive victory over Oman in it’s second match. Nepal with seventh position in World Cricket League Championship is relegated to Division Two while Oman rapidly ascending up the Associate ladder secured a spot at the tourney as the Division Three champions. Nepal will again have to focus on their batting while their spin has been their strength over years. On the bowling side, veteran Spinners Basant Regmi, Shakti Gauchan is joined by teenage spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane who recently grabs a global attention after taken by Delhi Daredevils; also took 4 wickets against Namibia. Sompal Kami will be a key bowler in Nepalese side who has been a Nepalese pace sensation for last few years. On the batting side, Captain Paras Khadka will again be expected to lead the batting army. With all the “hypes” and “promises” of Gyanendra Malla, his talent should cash the cheque with a crucial inning for Nepalese side while Sharad has been always a key batsman throughout the WCL tournament with 415 runs at an average of 51.87.
Keys to watch on Nepalese batting side:
- Fine start by the opening pair
- Use of powerplay and strike rotations
- One strong middle order partnership
- As again, expectations from Aarif Sheikh and Dipendra Singh Airee will be high.
- Proper finish
It will be a boon, one heroic inning from any one of young talents Dilip Nath, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Kumar Poudel or Anil KUmar Shah. Heroics as of Basanta Regmi against Namibia will be extra benefits while some big shots by Sompal Kami and Karan KC will add more runs on the board.