UAE bounced back really well in the first T20I, after getting hammered in the ODI series by Nepal. The hosts won the opening T20 match by 21 runs. But UAE have to keep this winning momentum going to seal the series this time through.

Nepal would be hoping to repeat the same feat of ODI series and win the last two games. They failed to chase down the target of 154 runs and lost the game by 21 runs. Nepal won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. After three early wickets, UAE stabled their innings with the help of Shaiman Anwar and Md Usman. They flourished in the end to take their side to a par score of 153.

Nepal started the chase horribly wrong, Pradeep Airee was trapped leg before on the first ball of the innings. They tried to get back in the game by stitching good partnerships. But they kept losing wickets at wrong time throughout their innings. Sundeep Jora remained unbeaten at 53 runs while Nepal could only manage to score 132/7 in 20 overs.



Date: Friday, February 1, 2019

Time:  02:30 PM IST

Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai

League: Nepal tour of UAE 2019

Live Telecast: Star Sports Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar






Mohammed Naveed (c), Sultan Ahmed, Zahoor Khan, Abdul Shakoor, Ashfaq Ahmed, Mohamed Usman, Chirag Suri, Qadeer Ahmed, Fahad Nawaz, Ghulam Shabber, CP Rizwan, Imran Haider, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammed Boota, Amir Hayat.


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


Key Players

Probable Playing XI



  1. G Shabber
  2. Shaiman Anwar
  3. M Boota
  4. Muhammad Usman
  5. CP Rizwan
  6. Ashfaq Ahmed
  7. Zahoor Khan
  8. Imran Haider
  9. Amir Hayat
  10. Mohammad Naveed
  11. S Ahmed



  1. P Airee
  2. S Jora
  3. Gyanendra Malla
  4. Rohit Kumar Paudel
  5. Paras Khadka
  6. DS Ariree
  7. Sompal Kami
  8. S Lamichhane
  9. Basant Regmi
  10. Karan KC
  11. A Bohara