We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Nepal: Gyanendra Malla/Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Kushal Malla, Rohit Paudel (c), Bhim Sharki, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, Aarif Sheikh, Karan KC, Pratis GC, Sompal Kami
PNG: Tony Ura, Kiplin Doriga, Sese Bau, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Hiri Hiri, Chad Soper, Hila Vare (wk), Riley Hekure, Alei Nao, Semo Kamea
Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 236
2nd innings average score: 236
Wickets per innings: 9
Type: Equal assistance for pacers and spinners
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Sandeep Lamichhane has both venue and opposition numbers in his favour. He has scalped 23 wickets in 10 games in Kirtipur and 16 wickets in seven games against PNG, topping the list in both categories.
In the ODIs between these teams, Rohit Paudel has scored the most runs. His 413 runs have come at a stunning average of 59 and include a hundred and two fifties.
For PNG, Charles Amini has been the most successful batter against Nepal: 229 runs at 33. He has had an easier time batting in Nepal, registering scores of 77 and 35.
Dipendra Singh Airee has done it all at the venue. In 13 matches, he has scored 338 runs at 31, taken eight wickets, grabbed five catches, and inflicted a run-out.
Sese Bau is the only PNG player to have featured in the Best11 in the last five ODIs, providing points with both bat and ball: 142 runs at 28 and three wickets.
PNG has been relying heavily on Tony Ura to lay a strong foundation. He made it to the Best11 in the last three appearances, scoring 125 runs at 63.
When these teams last locked horns, Aasif Sheikh (86* and a run out) and Assad Vala (three wickets and 11 runs) were the captain and vice-captain of the Best11 respectively.
Gyanendra Malla has been struggling to score runs of late, averaging a mere 8.4 in the last five games.