Nepal Vs UAE: Squad updates & Schedules

Nepal who recently gained ODI status for the 1st time is playing second ODI series against the UAE. Visiting team will play three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals against their Asian rivals, at the ICC Academy ground, starting on January 25. UAE cricket board has announced free entry for all the fans.

The first two ODIs are scheduled to be played on two successive days: 25th & 26th of January while the last ODI will be played on January 28. After the end of the ODI series, Nepal and the UAE will meet again in T20 clash. T20I series has schemed on January 31, February 1 and February 3 respectively.

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Squad Update :
Speedster, Mohammad Naveed will lead the UAE team against Nepal as Skipper Rohan Mustafa along with 3 other players are on 8 week ban by cricket board of Emirates after criticizing Organizer of Emerging Teams Asia Cup at the end of last year.

Stand-in captain Mohammed Naveed, centre, and coach Dougie Brown, right, are preparing the UAE side for the Nepal series. Courtesy Mohammed Naveed

UAE Squad
Mohammed Naveed (captain), Mohamed Usman (vice-captain), Ashfaq Ahmed, Chirag Suri, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammed Boota, Ghulam Shabber, Imran Haider, Tahir Mughal, Amir Hayat, Zahoor Khan, Qadeer Ahmed, Fahad Nawaz, Abdul Shakoor, Sultan Ahmed, CP Rizwan

Nepal Squad 
Paras Khadka (captain), Gyanendra Malla, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Arif Sheikh, Dipendra Airee, Basant Regmi, Binod Bhandari, Rohit Paudel, Pradeep Airee, Lalit Rajbanshi, Avinash Bohara, Pawan Sarraf, Sundeep Jora, Bhim Sharki

Last Six Meet
-Nepal won by 4 wickets
-UAE won by 102 runs
-UAE won by 7 wickets
-UAE won by 63 runs
-Nepal won by 4 wickets
-UAE won by 7 runs

Full Fixture

  • January 25, 1st ODI, 9.30 am start (UAE standard Time)
  • January 26, 2nd ODI, 9.3 0am start
  • January 28, 3rd ODI, 9.30 am start
  • January 31, 1st T20I, 1 pm start
  • February 1, 2nd T20I, 1 pm start
  • February 3, 2nd T20I, 1 pm start