When Nepal last met the Kenyans in the 2012 in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Kenya were left stunned after suffering a five-wicket loss. That was the time when Nepal were adapting to the shorter version of the game.
A lot of things have changed within the Nepali team and so is with the Kenyan team which has been sliding with the progression of time. While Nepali cricket is on the rise, Kenyan cricket is trying to rebuild itself.
Nepal have already begun their tournament with a victory against Denmark and on the other hand Kenyans were shocked by a four-wicket loss to Papua New Guinea a team ranked below them.
Kenya will be desperately looking to get their ICC World Twenty20 ambitions on track by defeating Nepal and so will be the Nepali cricketers. Nepal will give their everything to keep their winning momentum going so that they boost their morale ahead of a tough draw against Scotland.
Nepali team coach Pubudu Dassanayake knows how important the game is going to be. “We want to win another match in the tournament to keep the winning momentum going,” Dassanayake told cricketingnepal.com in Dubai.
“The win will also give a huge confidence to our side. Though Kenya is a very good site and a experienced as well, we just want play good cricket and win the match,” said the coach.Skipper Paras Khadka was eagerly awaiting the clash against the Kenyans.
“We are looking up for the match against Kenya too. They are a good side with lots of experience. We just want to play our natural cricket and win against them,” said Paras, who feature with a scintillating 48-run knock against Denmark on Friday.