Nepali Middle-order batsman, Sharad Vesawkar, is likely to miss the first match against Hong Kong on October 13 due to illness.
According to our reporter in Hong Kong, Vesawkar didn’t attend the practice session today and is likely to miss out on Friday’s match as he is suffering from Viral fever.
Vesawkar is the leading run scorer for Nepal in the tournament with 321 runs in 10 matches at an average of 45.85. Besides batting, he has contributed with the balls taking four wickets at an average of 9.
Meanwhile, Naresh Budhayair is flying to Hong Kong on Thursday evening as a replacement in the squad against Hong Kong.
Nepali team had a practice session today at Mission Road Ground, Mong Kok in Hong Kong. It’s the same venue where Nepal and the host will play two matches for the final matches of Round six of ICC World Cricket League Championship.
The first match starts at 7:15 (NPT). Nepal is currently placed at the sixth position in the points table.
ICC World Cricket League Championship Points Table
Netherlands 12 matches, 8 wins 2 losses – 18 pts
Papua New Guinea 12 matches, 8 wins 4 losses – 16 pts
Scotland 12 matches, 6 wins 3 losses – 15 pts
Kenya 12 matches, 6 wins 6 losses – 12 pts
Hong Kong 10 matches, 5 wins 4 losses – 11 pts
Nepal 10 matches, 4 wins 6 losses – 8 pts
Namibia 12 matches, 3 wins 9 losses – 6 pts
UAE 12 matches, 3 wins 9 losses – 6 pts