Nepal vs UAE Cricket Live | Semifinals | ICC Men's T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier 2023

After a lost against the Oman side in a crucial group decider match, the host Nepal are all set to face thier known rivalry once again against the United Arab Emirates. With a 5 runs lost against Oman on Thursday, Nepal settled down as the group A runners up. Meanwhile topping the table Oman will be playing against Bahrain to seal their spot to the ICC T20 Men's Cricket World Cup 2024 to be held in USA & West Indies. Here we will discuss the match preview and live broadcast information of the match between Nepal and UAE Cricket.

Nepal vs UAE T20I Cricket Head to head

This will be the 9th T20I match between 16th ranked Nepal and 17th ranked UAE in the ICC T20I rankings where both team shares the equal results 4-4.

The last time Nepal and UAE faced each other in the Nepal-Hongkong-UAE tri nations t20i series 2023 final at TU international cricket ground, Kirtipur. Ahead of the qualifiers Nepal & UAE faced each other twice in the series where both Nepal were victorious in the group stage & UAE were in the final.

The rematch of ICC T20 Asia Qualifiers 2022

Friday when Nepal & UAE meet each other, it will literally be called as the rematch between these two sides when Nepal & UAE face each other in the similar condition last year for the 2022 ICC T20 Australia world cup global qualifiers back in February 22, 2022 at Oman Cricket Academy Ground Muscat. 

Nepal were victorious through out the group stages winning 3 out of 3. Placing themselves at the top of group B confirmed their encounter against the runners up UAE from the group A in the decisive semifinals. That time too the winner between these two sides had a chance to play the 2022 ICC T20 Men's Cricket World Cup. It was an unfortunate moment for Nepal as they lost by 68 runs against UAE. 


United Arab Emirates 175/7 (20 overs), Muhammad Waseem 70 (48)              
                                                                 Jitendra Mukhiya 3/35 (3 overs)

Nepal                            107 (18.4 overs), Dipendra Singh Airee 38 (38)
                                                                  Ahmed Raza 5/19 (4 overs)

  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Ahmed Raza became the first bowler for United Arab Emirates to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is.

A must win match to qualify for T20 WC after a decade

As the winners of semifinal directly qualifies for the next years ICC T20 Men's Cricket World Cup to be held in USA & West Indies, Nepal especially wants a victory on Friday. Such that they could make into the ICC T20 Men's Cricket World Cup 2024 after a decade. Since 2014 T20 World Cup held in Dhaka, Nepal has been suffering a heartbreak when they seems closer to make it happen.

Nepal vs UAE Predicted Playing XI

Against UAE on Friday, Nepal will be looking for one major change as they continued with the same playing set against Singapore, Malaysia & Oman. Leg spinner Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi is likely to get featured in place of Sandeep Jora. Winning the toss, Nepal will prefer to bowl first because they have a very good chasing target against UAE. 

Nepal Probable Playing XI: 

Aasif Seikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Rohit Kumar Paudel (Captain), Kushal Malla, Sandeep Jora, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Abhinash Bohora, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi

UAE Probable Playing XI: 

Muhammad Waseem (Captain), Khalid Shah, Vritya Aravind, Asif Khan, Alishan Sharafu, Basir Hameed, Ali Naseer, Ayan Afjal Khan, Zunaid Siddique, Nilansh Keswani, Zahoor Khan

Nepal vs UAE T20I Cricket Live Details

The match between Nepal and UAE, which will be played at the Mulpani Cricket Ground on Friday, will start at 11:00 AM NST according to Nepali time. You can easily watch the live broadcast of the game here on television on Kantipur TV HD and from Nepal on YouTube through the official channel of Kantipur Cineplex HD.

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