After a change in the schedule, Nepal's cricket team will take on Mongolia and the Maldives in the 19th Asian Games' group stage. From September 23 to October 8, the 19th Asian Games will take place in Hangzhou, China.
Nepal Match Details
|Asian Games||TBD||2023/09/27||Nepal vs Mongolia|
|Asian Games||TBD||2023/10/01||Nepal vs Maldives|
Nepal Wins Asian Games 2023 Very High Chance
The Maldives are ranked 80th, Mongolia is not ranked, and Nepal is ranked 17th in the T20I rankings. As a result, Nepal has a strong chance of winning Group A and moving on to the quarterfinals.
Some of Nepal's top athletes, including Rohit Paudel, Aasif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Sompal Kami, are on the team for the competition. Former Sri Lankan international Pubudu Dassanayake is the team's coach.
Both Mongolia and the Maldives are emerging cricketing nations, but they both intend to pull a surprise in the competition. While Maldives has some young, talented players, many of its players have experience competing in international tournaments.
On September 25, Mongolia will be Nepal's opponent in the tournament. Only once have the two teams faced off, in a T20I match in 2019 that Nepal won by a margin of five wickets.
The Maldives will be Nepal's opponent in the tournament's second game on September 27. Only twice have the two teams faced off, both in T20I matches in 2019, with one victory per team.
Nepal will try to finish first in their group and advance to the quarterfinals by winning both of their games.
They will have a chance to win a medal, which would be a historic accomplishment for Nepali cricket if they can pull that off.
Nepal's participation in the cricket competition at the Asian Games, a significant international sporting event, is evidence of the nation's rising stature in the sport. The Nepalese supporters will be hoping that their team can do well and win a medal.
Asian Games Cricket Squad
Group ANepal’s Squad: Rohit Paudel (C), Aasif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Sandeep Jora, Binod Bhandari, Dipendra Singh Airee, Bibek Yadav, Gulshan Jha, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Pratish GC, Lalit Rajbanshi, Avinash Bohara.
Maldives: Ahmed Hassan, Ahmed Khan, Akramullah Shareef, Arfan Lafir, Asadullah Rasheed, Mohamed Azharuddeen, Mohamed Rishwan, Mohamed Shaheem, Mohamed Umair, Mohamed Yaseen, Ravindu Rasheed
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