Nepal are all set to take on the Netherlands in the final of the Nepal tri-nation T20I series at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Saturday.
Nepal and the Netherlands have played two matches against each other in the tournament so far, with both teams winning one game each.
Nepal won their first match against the Netherlands by nine wickets. They bowled the Dutchman out for 136 runs before comfortably chasing it down, thanks to Kushal Bhurtel's gutsy knock.
In the second match between the two nations, the Netherlands chased down 206 runs with three wickets left. Kushal Bhurtel and Dipendra Singh Airee were the stars with the bat for Nepal. Ben Cooper and Bas de Leede, on the other hand, led the Netherlands to victory with an outstanding batting performance.
Squads to choose from
Gyanendra Malla (C), Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandeep Jora, Binod Bhandari (WK), Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Abinash Bohara, Aarif Sheikh, Aasif Sheikh (WK), Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Shahab Alam, Kamal Singh Airee, Sushan Bhari.
Pieter Seelaar (C), Tobias Visee (WK), Ben Cooper, Max O'Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikramjit Singh, Scott Edwards (WK), Aryan Dutt, Philippe Boissevain, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma, Tonny Staal, Sebastiaan Braat, Julian de Mey.
Probable Playing XIs
Gyanendra Malla (C), Dipendra Singh Airee, Binod Bhandari (wk), Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Aasif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Sushan Bhari, Kamal Singh, Kushal Malla
Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards (wk), Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Pieter Seelaar (C), Antonius Staal, Aryan Dutt, Philippe Boissevain, Vivian Kingma, Sebastiaan Braat, Tobias Visee
Match: Nepal vs Netherlands, Final
Date and Time: 24th April, 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
The pitch in Kirtipur offers equal assistance to both the batters and the bowlers, with the track expected to remain the same throughout the game. Spinners will play a key role in containing the flow of runs. The team winning the toss would most probably opt to field first.
NEP vs NED Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Mohammad Aasif Sheikh, Ben Cooper, Dipendra Singh-Airee, Max O’Dowd, Kushal Bhurtel, Bas de Leede, Pieter Seelaar, Kushal Malla, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Vivian Kingma
Captain: Mohammad Aasif Sheikh. Vice-captain: Bas de Leede
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Tobias Visee, Mohammad Aasif Sheikh, Ben Cooper, Gyanendra Malla, Kushal Bhurtel, Pieter Seelar, Karan KC, Bas de Leede, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sebastiaan Braat
Captain: Kushal Bhurtel. Vice-captain: Ben Cooper