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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nepal vs Hong Kong T20 Cricket Live 2014

Nepal vs Hong Kong Twenty20 Cricket Live

Nepal is Going to Play First of ICC T20 Official match against Hong Kong on Wednesday Nov 19 2014 in Dambulla Stadium Sri Lanka. This is Nepal's First match after got the T20 Status by ICC.

04:30 GMT | 10:00 Local
10:15 NPT Hong Kong v Nepal at Dambulla, 1st T20I

Nepal vs Hong Kong Live Match Update will be avaiable here soon.

The wait is almost over for Nepal to debut its first Twenty20 International Series from Wednesday as they will play three T20I matches against Hong Kong in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. This is Nepal’s first bilateral international series. Hong Kong on the other hand had their first bilateral series(although ODI) against PNG in Australia a week ago.

International Cricket Council (ICC) on June 28, granted T20 International status to Nepal to be effective from October 1 after their good performance in the ICC World Twenty World Cup held in Bangladesh earlier this year. They won two matches and lost one against Bangladesh Although on equal points with the host Bangladesh only moved to the second round of the tournament based on better NRR.

After the decision from ICC, Asian Cricket Council (ACC) decided to fund Nepal and Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka under a high performance programme- including two first class matches against Sri Lanka Select XI is also part of the high performance program. The national team then flew to Sri Lanka on 9th November for a 18 days tour. They have already played  the two three-day matches in which they lost against Kurunegala XI and drawn the match against Sri Lanka Combined XI.

Nepal will play now their three matches on November 19, 20 and 22 respectively. All these matches will be played at Dambulla from 10:15 AM NST onwards.

Head to head Nepal vs Hong Kong

T20s: Played: 6 | Nepal: 4 | HK: 2  ; T20Is: Played: 1 | Nepal: 1 | HK: 0

Nepal and Hong Kong have played 6 T20s against each other. Nepal has won 4 encounters while Hong Kong emerged the better side of the day twice. Team batting first has won thrice and team batting second has the same number of wins. In the T20Is Nepal leads 1-0.

Nepal Squad: Paras Khada (c), Gyanendra Malla, Binod Bhandari, Subash Khakurel, Naresh Budhyer, Sagar Pun, Rajesh Pulami, Karan KC, Amrit Bhattarai, Bhuwan Karki, Sompal Kami, Basant Regmi, Shakti Gauchan, Anil Mandal, Pradeep Airee

Hong Kong Squad: Jamie Atkinson (c), Waqas Barkat, Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed, Niraj Patwari, Aizaz Khan, Tanwir Afzal, Haseeb Amjad, Babar Hayat, Ehsan Nawaz, Ankur Vasishta, Muhammad Khan, Kinchit Shah, Waqas Khan, Anas Khan


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