Thu Mar 20 09:30 GMT | 14:30 PST | 15:30 Local
Both teams have been disqualifying in the first pool of ICC World T20 2014 by a Bangladesh Unit desperately. But these two have showed better performance than Hong kong associate in their group. Afghanistan ( AFG) vs Nepal will play their match 9 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, they go for existing challenging nations.
For Nepal they have no practice when dew sets in and pitch changes dramatically. But earlier it has skiddy and pacy surface. With the Dew Effect The odd ball has kept low for the spinners, and at the same time, quick men who are willing to bend their back have got inordinate bounce.
On the other hand these conditions are suiting to Afghanistan perfectly. They can take the spin out of Nepal’s spin twins Bansant Regmi and Shakti Gauchan, as they want to play cricket with Sixes than steady .
Afghanistan team has very good bowling Attack and can defend easily . the man Shapoor Zadran and Dawlat Zadran are very quick bowlers who can trouble the best batsman of the world.
There is another point to prove here for Nepal, which perhaps knows Afghanistan better than anyone else in cricket circles. “We know them, how they play, and they know us in the same way. We play hard on the field, but when we meet at the hotel we’re in each other’s rooms all the time. We are good friends off the field,” said Vesawkar. “We always like to play against Afghanistan. In 2008 we were neck and neck, but they suddenly rose to the occasion and we were left behind a little bit. We tried to catch up and hopefully we can do well against them.”
Afghanistan Captain Mohammad Nabi said that a couple of days ago we have learnt a lot by playing different teams in our group. If Hong Kong defeat Bangladesh than we can qualify for world Twenty20 cup 2014. Let see what happened we will try for our best.
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Aleem Dar, S Ravi, Rod Tucker, Paul Reiffel
Referee: Javagal Srinath
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Nawroz Mangal, Karim Sadiq, Shafiqullah, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Hamza Hotak, Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Stanikzai, Mirwais Ashraf, Aftab Alam.
Nepal: Paras Khadka (capt), Pradeep Airee, Binod Bhandari, Amrit Bhattarai, Naresh Budayair, Shakti Gauchan, Avinash Karn, Subash Kakurel (wk), Gyanendra Malla, Jitendra Mukhiya, Basant Regmi, Sagar Pun, Sompal Kami, Sharad Vesawkar, Rahul Vishwakarma.