Skipper Bhuwan Karki will be full of vengeance when Nepal take on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their final group stage match of the ACC U-19 Asia Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Nepal might have lost badly against India and Pakistan in their first two matches but Bhuwan will be dying to beat UAE — an opponent who pushed a Bhuwan-led Nepal to their worst ever age group history.
Bhuwan led the Nepali team that finished fourth in the ACC U-19 Elite Cup in Malaysia earlier this year and UAE were the nation that sent Nepal out of the semi-finals ending their chances of entering the ICC U-19 World Cup next year.
Bhuwan wants nothing but revenge and he is confident that his side will come out good. “I am 100 per cent sure that we can defeat the UAE. We lost against India and Pakistan in the first two matches but looking at the way how our batsmen did against them, I am confident,” said Bhuwan.
“I know that we will not get to face such quality bowlers against UAE like India and Pakistan have. Our batsmen too have been playing good against quality seam attacks. We just have to carry our batting momentum against UAE,” said Bhuwan.
Bhuwan have big ambitions against UAE but the hosts themselves have become a side that defeated England U-19 in one of their practice matches.
Before coming into the tournament, UAE have played back-to-back practice matches against Pakistan and England, making them a different side altogether.