Kathmandu: Nepal is competing with Oman in the triangular series of ICC Cricket World Cup League Two in Oman today.
This is the last game of Nepal in this series. Nepal, which had played three games earlier, had won one game and lost two games. Nepal defeated USA in the first match and then lost to Oman and USA.
Nepal, which has won three games in a row against the United States, has lost to the United States for the first time in ODIs. With Oman, Nepal is unbeaten in ODIs. Nepal has two goals when the home team takes the field today. One to beat Oman and say goodbye to coach Dave Whatmore.
In the League Two series held in Nepal in February 2020, Nepal lost to Oman in both the games. In the ongoing series, Nepal easily lost to Oman. Nepal is aiming for its first victory against Oman, which is at the top of the league table.
Similarly, the head coach of the Nepali team Dave Whatmore is also leaving Nepal after this game. He resigned from the Nepal Cricket Association CAN before the series and said that the Oman series would be the last for him.
Whatmore, who was appointed coach for a year last December, resigned citing family reasons. Under Whatmore’s tutelage, Nepal won the T20 triangular series at home last April, involving the Netherlands and Malaysia.
Similarly, in Whatmore’s training, Nepal played ODI cricket for the first time in Oman tour. So far, Nepal has won three out of five matches in Oman and lost two.
Nepal’s captain Gyanendra Malle also said that he would end the tour by winning the last game of the series and give a good farewell to the coach. He said he had no choice but to win the game against Oman. “We have to win the game against Oman. There is no alternative to winning. That’s why Oman is here, “Gyanendra said after the loss to the United States on Friday.” Oman is at the top of the table. If we can win, it will be easier for us in the days to come. ‘
Gyanendra said that he would play to win the last game. “The last game has to be won anyway. It is also the last game of our coach. I want to play well and say goodbye. ‘
The match between Nepal and Oman will start at 4:15 pm Nepali time at Al Amaret Cricket Ground in Muscat.
In the previous match played on Tuesday, Nepal had lost to Oman by five wickets. Oman has won both the previous games in the series. The final of the series will be between Oman and the United States on Monday.
In League Two, Oman is at the top with 20 points from 12 games. The United States, which has played 15 games, is in second place with 14 points. Nepal, which has played seven games, is in the sixth position with six points after winning three games. Seven teams are competing in League Two in which Papua New Guinea is scoreless after losing 8 games.
In League Two, all the seven teams will play 36 games including 9 series. Nepal still has to play 7 series in League Two after the Oman tour.
The top three teams from League Two, the roadmap for the 2023 ODI World Cup, will advance to the global qualifiers in Zimbabwe in July 2020. The remaining four nations will also get a chance to play in the playoffs to reach the global qualifiers. Six teams, including the top two teams from the Cricket World Cup Challenge League, will compete and the top two teams will advance to the global qualifiers.
A total of 10 teams will compete in the global qualifiers, including the top five teams from the Super League, the top three teams from League Two and two from the playoffs. The top two teams will play in the 2023 ODI World Cup.