Nepal plays host Namibia in the fourth match of the ICC WCL DIV 2, 2015 at the United Cricket Club Ground, Windhoek, Namibia. The match starts at 1:15 NST.
Host Namibia stand at the top of the table with three wins from three matches, and has shown impressive batting performances in all three games. They have scored 632 runs in 136.1 overs with a run rate of 5.91 and a strike rate of 85.33. This is the highest run scored by a country after three matches and the numbers tells you how well they have been batting.
If Namibia’s story with the bat is exceptionally well, Nepal’s performance in the tournament with the ball is quite similar. Nepal has taken all 10 wickets in each of the three matches and the highest score against them is 158 set by Netherlands. Nepal has conceded runs at 2.80 per overs, which is the lowest runs conceded by a team in the tournament. Similarly, Nepal has taken wickets in each 29 balls.
Nepal bounced back to their batting form chasing a target of 114 runs against Canada in 23.1 overs, still batting remains a huge concern for Nepal, especially the openers. Namibia, meanwhile possess a well balanced team with both bowling and batting. However, their batting is superior.
This match is all set to be an exciting contest between Nepal’s impressive bowling vs Namibia’s batting. Namibia certainly looks a better side as they do have the home advantage.
Head to Head
In first class matches
Namibia 1 Nepal 0
In 50 over matches
Namibia 2 Nepal 0
Nepal hasn’t lost any matches to host countries in ICC WCL tournaments.
ICC WCL DIV 5,2008: didn’t play against host Jersey.
ICC WCL DIV 5,2010: itself the host.
ICC WCL DIV 4,2010: defeated host Italy by 5 wickets with 90 balls remaining.
ICC WCL DIV 4,2012: defeated host Malaysia by 10 wickets with 226 balls remaining.
ICC WCL DIV 3,2013: defeated host Bermuda by wickets with 232 balls remaining.
ICC WCl DIV 3,2014: defeated host Malaysia by 36 runs, D/L method.
Nepal is yet to win the toss, bat first in this tournament.