ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018
Afghanistan vs Nepal, Group B, 16th Match
March 10, 2018, has another riveting contest in-store as a beleaguered Afghanistan take on Nepal. Here's a complete analysis of When and Where to watch the fixtures.
Analyzing the teams and the marquee players to watch out for:
Afghanistan who had come into the tournament after a resounding win over the Windies in the warm-up fixture received a serious jolt to their aspirations of qualifying for the 2019 showpiece event in England after being comprehensively beaten by Scotland and then a team who they've beaten in five straight bilateral series, Zimbabwe in a nail-biting thriller by two runs.
While Rashid Khan came back valiantly after going through one of his worst days as an international cricketer in the opening encounter, Afghanistan's batting was a big let-down besides Rahmat Shah and Mohammad Nabi as they failed to achieve the modest target of 197 set by the hosts. The match against Hong Kong offered the Afghans to redeem themselves and keep their World Cup dreams alive. However, with the absence of Mohammad Shahzad, who was suspended on the disciplinary account, Afghanistan received a huge jolt to their chances as their batsmen failed to chase down a modest target of 226 set by Hong Kong, and they'd like to reverse the series of indifferent performances come March 10th
Team Squad: Javed Ahmadi, Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan (C), Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran
While Nepal ran into a rampaging Zimbabwean team led by Brendon Taylor, who scored a pristine hundred, the former competed admirably with Aarif Sheikh, Veshawkar, and captain Paras Khadka scoring gritty half-centuries.
The game against Scotland offers a chance for Nepal to redeem himself and put up on compelling performance. but a lackluster batting performance barring skipper Khadka (63) meant the team fell to their second successive defeat in the tournament making their next game against Afghanistan a must-win affair.
Team Squad: Gyanendra Malla, Dilip Nath, Paras Khadka (C), Dipendra Singh Airee, Sharad Veswakar, Aarif Sheikh, RK Paudel, Sompal Kami, Basant Regmi, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi
Where to live stream Afghanistan vs Nepal encounter?
The live telecast of the match can be streamed at Star Sports Select 2/HD
What time will the coverage of Afghanistan vs Nepal start?
The viewers can catch the coverage of the mouth-watering clash at 12:45 PM IST.
Where can I watch the match online?
Viewers can also stream the ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2018 online at Hotstar.com