Nepal will lock horns with the UAE in a three-match ODI series, which is set to commence on November 14, 2022. All three fixtures are scheduled to take place at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur in Nepal.
The UAE tour of Nepal 2022 will be the first bilateral series to take place following the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2022.
The Nepal cricket team is on the back of a successful tour of Kenya, where they whitewashed the hosts in the five-match T20I series followed by three wins in as many ODIs.
On the other hand, the UAE cricket team played the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 qualifying rounds, where they were unfortunate not to progress to the Super 12s. The Chundangapoyil Rizwan-led side lost the first two games against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka before bagging a consolation win against Namibia.
Prior to that, UAE played two T20Is against Bangladesh, ending on the losing side in both games.
The last time the UAE cricket team visited Nepal was in 2013 for the ACC T-20 tournament.
Interestingly, the two teams sit close to each other in the ICC ODI team rankings. While hosts Nepal are ranked world No. 19, the visitors sit three spots higher in the 16th position.
Nepal vs UAE head-to-head
Overall, the two sides have faced each other on six occasions in the 50-over format of the game. While UAE have won four of the encounters, Nepal have emerged victorious twice.
UAE and Nepal met in a solitary bilateral series in 2019, where the former hosted three T20Is and as many ODIs. Nepal won both series by a similar 2-1 margins.
UAE tour of Nepal 2022 squads
Nepal: Rohit Kumar Paudel (captain), Aarif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Gyanendra Malla, Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Arjun Sawad, Gulsan Jha, Kamal Singh-Airee, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sagar Dhakal, Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh-Airee, Harishankar Shah, KC Karan, Aadil Ansari
UAE: CP Rizwan (captain), Ali Shan-Sharafu, Vishnu Sukumaran, Ashwanth Valthappa, Vritiya Aravind, Aayan Khan, Ahmed Raza, Basil Hameed, Waseem Muhammad, Rohan Mustafa, Adhitya Shetty, Hazrat Bilal, Junaid Siddique, Sabir Ali, Zahoor Khan-I
UAE tour of Nepal 2022 schedule and match times
All timings are in Indian Standard Time (IST).
|Day and Date||Match||Venue||Time|
|Monday, November 14||1st ODI||Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur||8:45 PM|
|Wednesday, November 16||2nd ODI||8:45 PM|
|Friday, November 18||3rd ODI||8:45 PM|
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