Nepal is facing a test playing
nation for the first time as they meet Pakistan in a 50 over match at Sheikh
Zayad Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
International Cricket Council (ICC)
had managed the game between Nepal and Pakistan as an opportunity for associate
nations to gain experience playing with strong teams.
Pakistan is currently in United
Arab Emirates (UAE) for their home series against England. Similarly ICC
managed a game between England and Hong Kong on the same date.
Nepali cricket team’s coach
Pubudu Dassanayake told that facing Pakistan as a big opportunity for Nepal before
leaving for UAE. CAN announced the squad a day before leaving for UAE as Paras Khadka continued as Captain.
While Former Pakistan team’s
captain and coach of Pakistan Cricket team Waqar Younis is excited to face Nepal. “It is clear to see the great strides that are
being made among the emerging teams in world cricket,” the Pakistan
coach said. “We are excited to face Nepal and Hong Kong as they are relatively
new opponents, but we know that they have a lot of quality individually and
collectively. Both games will also present us with opportunities to adapt to
the shorter formats of the game coming off the back of a challenging Test
series against England."
Nepal :- Paras Khadka (captain), Gyanendra Malla, Subash
Khakurel, Basant Regmi, Shakti Prasad Gauchan, Sagar Pun, Anil Kumar Mandal, Sompal
Kami, Karan KC, Mahesh Kumar Chhetri, Mahaboob Alam, Sharad Vesawkar, Prithu
Baskota, Irshad Ahamad, Naresh Bahadur Budhayer, Bikram Sob
Pakistan :- Azhar Ali (captain),
Aamer Yamin, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Babar Azam, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Hafeez,
Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan, Rahat Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Wahab
Riaz, Yasir Shah, Younis Khan, Zafar Gohar
Nepal VS Pakistan
Time :- 11:15 NST
Venue :- Sheikh Zayad Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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