In a highly anticipated showdown, Nepal is set to face off against Oman in the final match of the group stage of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup Asia qualifiers. This crucial encounter will take place at 9 am on Thursday, and the Trivi International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur will serve as the battleground for this high-stakes clash.
Both Nepal and Oman have already secured their spots in the semi-finals, having clinched two consecutive victories in Group A. As they enter this match, they are vying to claim the group’s top position. In the preceding games, they outperformed Singapore and Malaysia, thus booking their places in the last four with one group stage match to spare.
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Over in Group B, the battle intensifies as the UAE squares off against Hong Kong at 9 am at the Mulpani Cricket Ground. This contest carries extra significance for the UAE, as they aim to clinch the group’s top spot. For Hong Kong, the focus will be on securing a semi-final berth. Additionally, a match between Kuwait and Bahrain will kick off at 1:30 in the afternoon at the Mulpani ground.
Head-to-Head History Between Nepal and Oman
When examining the T20I history between Nepal and Oman, it becomes evident that Nepal has the upper hand. In four T20I encounters thus far, Nepal has emerged victorious in three, while Oman secured one win.
Notably, all three victories for Nepal took place in Oman in 2022, highlighting their prowess on foreign soil.
In the previous year, these two teams found themselves in the same Group A of the ICC T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers. Nepal emerged triumphant over Oman by a convincing margin of 39 runs during the group stage. However, both teams were unable to progress beyond the semi-finals, leading to a rematch for the third-place spot. In that match, Nepal secured a convincing victory over Oman with a 9-wicket win.
Prior to the ICC T20 World Cup Asia Qualifiers, Nepal and Oman crossed paths in a four-nation T20 series, where Nepal emerged victorious by 6 wickets.
In the pentagonal T-20 series involving five nations in Oman in 2019, Nepal faced off against Oman, but on that occasion, it was Oman that secured the win by 6 wickets.
Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly awaiting this clash between Nepal and Oman as they compete for group supremacy and look to carry their momentum into the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup Asia qualifiers.