KEN vs NEP 5th T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Kenya will take on Nepal in the fifth and final game of this IT20 series. The game will be played at the Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi starting at 13:00 local time on Tuesday 30th August.
Kenya squared the series for the second time when they beat Nepal by seven runs in Nairobi on Sunday. After posting 101 all out from their 20 overs, it looked like the series would be over by the end of Nepal’s innings. But some fine bowling and 10 batters making single figure scores means that the home side can win the series if they win this final match. Only three of Kenya’s batters made double figures, experienced opener Collins Obuya hit 20 before numbers eight and nine, Lucas Oluoch and captain Shem Ngoche scored 29 and 13 respectively. Oluoch hit 29 runs from only 18 balls at a strike-rate of 161.11. With the ball, Vraj Patel took another two wicket haul but it was off-spinner Rakep Patel who registered his best IT20 figures of 3-19 who caused the most damage.
Nepal will still be wondering how they lost Monday’s fourth game of the series. Firstly, they will have been very disappointed to let Kenya post 101 after having them in real trouble at 48-6 early in the 14th over. Captain Sandeep Lamichhane was not far from being unplayable and recorded his first ever IT20 five-wicket haul. From his four overs, he conceded only nine runs. However, Nepal were completely off the pace with the bat in hand and if it had not been for Rohit Paudel’s 47 runs from 55 balls, they would have lost by far more than the seven run margin. Alongside Paudel, keeper-batter Arjun Saud was the only other player to hit a boundary in the innings and this performance is one which Nepal will want to move on from very quickly.
KEN vs NEP Match Pitch Report
The match will be played at the Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi. Spinners have dominated this series, taking wickets for both sides. We expect the pitch to turn and a par score to be no higher than 120.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Kenya vs Nepal 5th T20.
Kenya Predicted Playing 11
Alex Obanda, Collins Obuya, Irfan Karim (wk), Rakep Patel, Sachin Bhudia, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Shem Ngoche (c), Lucas Oluoch, Emmanuel Bundi, Eugene Ochieng, Vraj Patel
Nepal Predicted Playing 11
Pawan Sarraf, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Gyanendra Malla, Rohit Paudel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aarif Sheikh, Aadil Ansari, Karan KC, Basir Ahamad, Sandeep Lamichhane (c), Sompal Kami
Kenya vs Nepal Prediction
This series has been fantastic to follow and watch as a neutral and all of the cricketing world will be hoping for another close contest to finish it off on Tuesday. Neither team has managed to win successive matches and we expect that to continue. We are predicting Nepal to bounce back from their poor batting display on Monday and win this final game of the series.
Nepal are favourites to beat Kenya