As Nepal steps into the World Twenty20, a peculiar experience of enjoying a seven-day training at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai could be expected to be useful for the team.
The ICC has arranged all six non-Test playing nations with the week-long training before entering into the tournament proper with official practice matches. Nepal have been provided with practice match against Ireland and the UAE in Fatullah ahead of their Group ‘A’ matches.
The senior sides from Ireland and Nepal are meeting for the first time, though being a practice match it could be important for the latter in terms of exposure. Another warm-up tie against UAE is always a welcome thing for Nepal.
Coach Pubudu Dassanayake wants to make the seven-day stay in UAE fruitful. “We will get to do a lot in a matter of seven days and can put our plans into paper in a perfect way,” said Dassanayake just ahead of Nepal’s departure to UAE.
“Until we were in Nepal, we focused on a lot of aspects including the fitness and skillful test. Now in UAE we have to design all of our plans so that we head for Bangladesh with no stone unturned,” said the coach.
Nepal will be training in a probatter at the indoor hall in the GCA which itself could be the first experience for them. A probatter is an update bowling machine which allows a batsman to chose the kind of delivery he chooses to play. The probatter could be helpful for Nepali batsmen to try out batting in different variations of bowling.
With the national team camp always itching to undergo foreign based training, the UAE tour could be a perfect answer for Nepal to give the finishing touch to their prepartion for the World Twenty20.