ACC Premier Cup: Nepal playing against Malaysia today

Published On: April 12, 2024 09:10 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 12: Nepal is set to clash with Malaysia today in the ACC Premier Cup. The match is scheduled to commence at 4:15 PM at Al Amerat Stadium in Oman.

As one of the title contenders, Nepal aims to kickstart their campaign with a victory over Malaysia.

In Group 'A', Nepal is joined by Hong Kong, Qatar, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia, while Group ‘B’ comprises Oman, UAE, Cambodia, Bahrain, and Kuwait. The tournament winner will earn a spot in the T20 Asia Cup following the T20 World Cup.

Key players for Nepal include Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, and Kushal Bhurtel, whose performances will play a pivotal role in the team's success.

Virandeep Singh, Sharwin Muniandy and Syed Aziz are the main batsmen from Malaysia. If these three wickets can be taken in time, Nepal can dominate the game. Spinner Pawandeep Singh is the main bowling assest.

Historically, Nepal has dominated against Malaysia, winning 8 out of 9 T20I matches between the two teams. However, Nepal faced a 22-run defeat against Malaysia in the ACC Eastern Region 2020.

Team Nepal

Rohit Poudel (captain), Asif Sheikh (wicketkeeper), Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Bibek Yadav, Sandeep Jora, Anil Shah, Gulshan Jha, Dipendra Singh Airee, Lalit Rajbanshi, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Pratish GC and Abhinash Bohra.

Nepal match schedule

April 12-Friday (Today) – Nepal and Malaysia, 4:15PM

April 13-Saturday – Nepal vs Qatar

April 15- Monday – Nepal and Hong Kong

April 17-Wednesday – Nepal and Saudi Arabia

April 19 - Friday – Semi-Finals

April 20 - Saturday – for third place

April 21 - Sunday– Final

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