The much-awaited finale of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier 2023 is upon us, as Nepal and Oman lock horns in a riveting battle at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur on November 5 at 10:45 AM IST. Both teams have played four matches each in the series, eyeing the championship title with Oman holding the top spot and Nepal securing a commendable second position on the points table.
NEP vs OMN Final – Match Overview and Recent Form
In their previous encounter in this series, Oman clinched a victory against Nepal with a narrow 5-run margin. Bilal Khan and Karan KC scored the highest fantasy points for their respective teams with 91 and 101 match fantasy points, showcasing their prowess in the previous match.
Oman arrives for the final on the back of a comprehensive 10-wicket win against Bahrain. Aqib Ilyas led the fantasy points for Oman with a score of 162, demonstrating his contribution to the team’s success.
Nepal enters the finale after an impressive 8-wicket victory against the United Arab Emirates, with Kushal Malla emerging as their top fantasy player with 89 match fantasy points.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
The pitch at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground has offered a balanced playing field, with an average first-innings score of 145 runs in the last 20 matches. Teams batting first have a favorable record, securing victories in 65% of matches at this venue.
Weather predictions for the final indicate a temperature around 21°C with 50% humidity and winds expected at a speed of 0.84 m/s. The venue is suited for both pacers and spinners, offering an even platform for bowlers of varied styles.
NEP vs OMN Squad Information
Oman (OMN) Squad: Mohammad Nadeem, Bilal Khan, Fayyaz Butt, Zeeshan Maqsood, Mehran Khan, Ayaan Khan, Bukkapatnam Siddharth, Aqib Ilyas, Kaleemullah, Naseem Khushi, Sandeep Goud, Shoaib Khan, Kashyap Prajapati, Pratik Athavale and Shakeel Ahmad.
Nepal (NEP) Squad: Lalit Rajbanshi, Binod Bhandari, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Rohit Paudel, Sagar Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Surya Tamang, Abinash Bohara, Kushal Malla, Pratish GC, Lokesh Bam, Bibek Yadav, Gulsan Jha and Mousom Dhakal.
NEP vs OMN Dream11 Predictions: Top Player Picks
Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks:
- Rohit Kumar Paudel: A consistent top-order right-handed batter with an average of 47 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Pratik Athavale: A reliable top-order right-handed wicket-keeper with an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 4 games.
- Kushal Bhurtel: A top-order right-handed batter and a good choice for a Dream11 Fantasy Team.
Top Bowler Picks:
- Sandeep Lamichhane: A consistent performer with an average of 60 match fantasy points in the last 10 games. He has a good track record against the opposition, having secured wickets in recent matches.
- Shakeel Ahmad: A slow left-arm orthodox bowler displaying consistent performance in terms of fantasy points.
- Abinash Bohara: A right-arm medium bowler boasting a good fantasy rating and consistent wicket-taking ability.
Top All-Rounder Picks:
- Aqib Ilyas Sulehri: An all-rounder with a high average of 97 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, contributing with both bat and ball.
- Zeeshan Maqsood: A top-order left-handed batter showcasing good consistency in recent games.
- Karan KC: A reliable all-rounder with a consistent fantasy rating and wicket-taking ability.
NEP vs OMN Dream11 Predictions: Captains and Vice-Captains Picks
- Aqib Ilyas Sulehri: A top-order right-handed batter with a consistent record in both batting and bowling.
- Sandeep Lamichhane: A leg-break googly bowler displaying consistent fantasy point accumulation.
- Shakeel Ahmad: A slow left-arm orthodox bowler with a track record of securing wickets.
- Zeeshan Maqsood: A top-order left-handed batter showcasing a consistent average in recent matches.
- Karan KC: An all-rounder displaying consistency in both batting and bowling.
NEP vs OMN Dream11 Team Today
- Wicket-Keeper: Pratik Athavale
- Batters: Rohit Paudel and Mehran Khan
- All-Rounders: Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood, Dipendra Singh Airee and Bibek Yadav
- Bowlers: Sandeep Lamichhane, Shakeel Ahmad, Karan KC and Abinash Bohara
- Captain: Rohit Paudel
- Vice-Captain: Aqib Ilyas
As the final match approaches, both teams will aim to deliver their best performances, and the Dream11 team selections will be crucial in anticipating and aligning with the performances of key players in this thrilling contest.