Nepal Tour of Kenya 2022: Kenya vs Nepal – 2nd T20I Preview and Updates

Hosts Kenya will play Nepal in the second T20I of the five-match series on August 26 at the Gymkhana Club Ground in Nairobi (Friday). The home team will want to put on a good performance in front of their home crowd and win the five-match T20I series.

Meanwhile, the visitors Nepal appear to be strong on paper and have been playing good cricket recently. Both teams will be looking to win the second T20I and extend their series lead.

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Kenya vs Nepal

Match Details to Note

Match: Kenya vs Nepal, 2nd T20I, Nepal Tour of Kenya 2022

Date: August 26, 2022 (Friday)                                                          

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi

Kenya (Match Odds – 3.35):

Team News:

The hosts are the underdogs heading into this series opener, and we expect them to take the fight to Nepal. They will be led by Shem Ngoche, a 33-year-old left-arm spinner who is one wicket away from his 49th T20I wicket. Collins Obuya, a 41-year-old all-rounder, made his international debut in an ODI against the West Indies in August 2001. He was also a member of the famous Kenyan team that advanced all the way to the World Cup semi-finals in 2003. Irfan Karim, the team’s keeper-batter, has scored 53 not out, 80 not out, and 63 runs in his last three matches and is expected to be their main source of runs.

Full Squad

Alex Obanda, Collins Obuya, Irfan Karim (wk), Rakep Patel, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Sachin Bhudia, Lucas Oluoch, Shem Ngoche (c), Nelson Odhiambo, Vraj Patel, Elijah Otieno, Emmanuel Bundi, Eugene Ochieng, Sukhdeep Singh

Players to watch out for:

Collins Obuya

Collins Obuya of Kenya was playing well for his 12 runs in 11 balls before being caught by Aadil Ansari. The first batter smoked a four and a maximum. The right-handed batter will want to improve in the second T20I.

Rakep Patel

Despite scoring only nine runs in the previous match, Patel remains an important player for Kenya.

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Possible Playing XI:

Alex Obanda, Irfan Karim (wk), Collins Obuya, Rakep Patel, Sachin Bhudia, Nelson Odhiambo, Vraj Patel, Elijah Otieno, Shem Ngoche (c), Lucas Oluoch, Nehemiah Odhiambo

Nepal (Match Odds – 1.33):

Team News:

Nepal is the betting favorites for this first game, and they will be led by 22-year-old Sandeep Lamichhane, an internationally renowned spinner. The leg-spinner has played for the Melbourne Stars, Sylhet Sixers, Lahore Qalandars, Jamaica Tallawahs, and Hobart Hurricanes in various T20 leagues. Karan KC, a bowling all-rounder, has been a consistent performer on the international stage, and we expect him to be a big help to Lamichhane. Aasif Sheikh, 21, has been in good form in recent games and will be the main threat to the Kenyan bowlers.

Full Squad

Pawan Sarraf, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Gyanendra Malla, Rohit Paudel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aarif Sheikh, Aadil Ansari, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane (c), Bibek Yadav, Sompal Kami, Kishore Mahato, Shahab Alam, Dev Khanal, Arjun Saud, Basir Ahamad, Mohammad Aadil Alam

Players to watch out for:

Gyanendra Malla

Malla is a consistent top-order batter who could be crucial for Nepal in Friday’s match. In the first T20I, he scored 23 runs at a strike rate of 76.66.

Sompal Kami

In the previous game, Kami took three wickets at a 5.50 economy rate. He’ll try to add to his total today.

Sandeep Lamichhane

On his day, Lamichhane is a top-tier bowler who can demolish any batting order. In the previous match, he took two wickets at an economy rate of 8.25.

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Possible Playing XI:

Aarif Sheikh (wk), Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Paudel, Aasif Sheikh, Gyanendra Malla, Karan KC, Aadil Ansari, Sandeep Lamichhane (c), Bibek Yadav, Pawan Sarraf, Sompal Kami

Kenya vs Nepal Head to Head

Nepal is visiting Kenya for a five-match T20I series as well as three one-day matches. Kenya is not the Nepali cricket team’s first opponent. Nepal, on the other hand, has not recently played Kenya. Prior to this tour, Nepal and Kenya last played in ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers in November 2013. Similarly, the first meeting between these two occurred in 2012.

Kenya vs Nepal Head to Head Stats in T20I

  Matches Played KEN Won NEP Won Tie NR
Overall 3 0 3 0 0
Last 5 3 0 3 0 0

Kenya vs Nepal Toss Prediction

The toss is crucial in the match between Kenya and Nepal. The team that wins the toss can choose to bat fourth based on the weather forecast and pitch conditions, according to our toss prediction.

This will put them ahead of their opponents, who will have to bowl fourth in less-than-ideal conditions.

Kenya vs Nepal Pitch Report

As seen in the first T20I, the wicket at Gymkhana Club Ground aided the slow bowlers, but the batters looked at ease once they got their eyes in. The second match is expected to be played on a similar surface, with the captain who wins the toss choosing to bowl first.

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Temperatures are expected to hover around 33°C at the Gymkhana Club Ground in Nairobi, with 60% humidity and wind speeds of 19-22 km/hr.

Kenya vs Nepal Prediction

In the first T20I, 130-8 defeated 133-5, and we expect plenty of wickets in this match with another last-over finish. Both teams hit five sixes on Thursday, and this is an area where both will look to improve. Overall, we believe Nepal will win.

Nepal is the favourite to beat Kenya at the odds of 1.33.

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