We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
UAE: Muhammad Waseem, Aryan Lakra, Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Vriitya Aravind (wk), Rohan Mustafa, Asif Khan, Alishan Sharafu, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan, Hazrat Bilal
Sandeep Lamichhane has been cleared to join the squad.
Nepal: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Gyanendra Malla, Rohit Paudel (c), Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Gulsan Jha, Pratis GC/Sandeep Lamichhane
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 210
2nd innings average score: 218
Wickets per innings: 8
Type: Good for bowling
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Sompal Kami is Nepal’s top wicket-taker against the UAE, picking up 20 wickets at a strike rate of 23. In addition, he averages 25 with the bat.
Rohan Mustafa is UAE’s top run-getter against Nepal: 182 runs including two fifties. He also has five wickets to his name.
Junaid Siddique has seven wickets in three matches against Nepal at a staggering strike rate of 17.2. However, his recent numbers are poor: just one wicket in five ODIs.
Sandeep Lamichhane has the most wickets (59) in ODIs since 2021, including the best figures of six for 11.
Aryan Lakra is having a dream start to his ODI career. He already has a fifty and a three-wicket haul in just three ODIs.
Karthik Palaniapan Meiyappan has scalped 16 wickets in nine matches in the tournament.
Aasif Sheikh and Rohit Kumar Paudel have done the bulk of the scoring for Nepal: 1,446 at 33.
Zahoor Khan has the most wickets (34) in the tournament among the current UAE players.
Kushal Malla’s all-round show (six wickets and 178 runs at 44) has earned him a spot in the Best11 in four of the last five matches.
All five fifties scored at the venue in the last three ODIs belong to top-order batters.