KEN vs NEP 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Kenya will take on Nepal in the first game of five of the IT20 series . The game will be played at the Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi starting at 09:00 local time on Thursday 25th August
The hosts are the underdogs ahead of this opening match of the series and we expect them to take the fight to Nepal in this game. They will be captained by 33 year old left-arm spinner Shem Ngoche who is one wicket away from picking up his 49th IT20 wicket. All-rounder Collins Obuya is 41 years of age and made his international debut in August 2001 in an ODI against West Indies. He was also part of the famous Kenyan side who progressed all the way to the semi-finals of the 2003 World Cup. Keeper-batter Irfan Karim has scored 53 not out, 80 not out and 63 runs in his last three matches and is likely to be their main source of runs.
Nepal are the favourites with the bookies ahead of this opening game and they will be captained by internationally renowned spinner, 22-year old Sandeep Lamichhane. The leg-spinner has experience across some of the major T20 leagues for the likes of Melbourne Stars, Sylhet Sixers, Lahore Qalandars, Jamaica Tallawahs and Hobart Hurricanes. Bowling all-rounder Karan KC is a very consistent performer on the international stage and we expect him to provide Lamichhane plenty of assistance. 21 year old opener Aasif Sheikh has been in good form over recent games and will be the main danger for the Kenyan bowlers.
KEN vs NEP Match Pitch Report
The match will be played at the Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi. This will be the first international game at the venue since 2010 and we expect to see a quick and bouncy pitch.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Kenya vs Nepal 1st T20.
Kenya Predicted Playing 11
Irfan Karim, Alex Obanda, Sachin Bhudia, Sukhdeep Singh, Collins Obuya, Shem Ngoche, Emmanuel Bundi, Nelson Odhiambo, Vraj Patel, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Elijah Otieno
Nepal Predicted Playing 11
Arjun Saud, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Gyanendra Malla, Bhim Sharki, Dipendra Singh Airee, Karan KC, Aadil Ansari, Bibek Kumar Yadav, Kishore Mahato, Pawan Sarraf, Jitendra Mukhiya
Kenya vs Nepal Prediction
This game is the first of five IT20s before a three match ODI series so we expect both teams to be looking to put down a marker and to dominate with both bat and ball. Kenya will be well supported in Nairobi but we are backing Nepal to win.
Nepal are favorites to beat Kenya