The national cricket team has been set for four-practice matches in their 10-day South Africa tour ahead of the ICC World Cricket League Division-II beginning in Namibia from January 17-24.
Nepal will undergo a 10-day training camp in South Africa to acclimatize to the local conditions for one of the most important tournaments in their cricket history. The national team will be based in the eastern South African town of Benoni.
“We will be playing not so strong and not so weak local clubs of Benoni. The matches against the local clubs will help us a lot and see where we stand,” coach Pubudu Dassanayake told cricketingnepal.com.
“We don’t want to play against too strong teams because that might make us to work excessively before the Division-II. We are taking the South African tour as a second phase of our preparation where our cricketers will undergo match scenarios,” added the national team coach.
Nepali team is currently undergoing a 15-day training camp in Kathmandu where they have been focusing on their fitness levels and improving skills. The tour for South Africa will begin from January 2 and they will leave for Namibia on January 13.
During their training camp in Kathmandu Nepal will be provided with specialist coaches and the batsmen will also be tested by Sri Lankan fast bowlers. One Sri Lankan fast bowler has already arrived in Kathmandu.