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Get ready for a thrilling encounter as Nepal clashes with UAE in the 1st semi-final of the ACC Men’s T20I Premier Cup 2024 at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground. Both teams have showcased impressive performances throughout the tournament, setting the stage for an intense battle.

Nepal’s Journey: Nepal appeared unbeatable in the group stage until their recent encounter with Saudi Arabia, where they faced a tough challenge. Despite early wickets, skipper Rohit Paudel’s late blitz ensured victory. Nepal relies on a deep batting order, with key players like Aasif Sheikh and Rohit Paudel leading the charge. With a strong bowling attack featuring Abinash Bohara, Nepal aims to maintain their winning momentum.

UAE’s Dominance: UAE displayed dominance in their last group stage match, dismantling Cambodia’s batting order with ease. Skipper Muhammad Waseem’s fine form has been a morale booster for the team. With impactful performances from players like Alishan Sharafu and Asif Khan, UAE boasts a formidable lineup. The bowling attack, led by Akif Raja and Muhammad Farooq, adds depth to their arsenal.

Predicted Playing XIs: Nepal: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Rohit Paudel (c), Sundeep Jora, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Karan KC, Pratis GC, Abinash Bohara, Lalit Rajbanshi

UAE: Muhammad Waseem (c), Alishan Sharafu, Vishnu Sukumaran, Asif Khan, Syed Haider Shah (wk), Basil Hameed, Aayan Afzal Khan, Ali Naseer, Muhammad Farooq, Akif Raja, Omid Rahman

Key Players to Watch:

  • Nepal: Gulsan Jha, Dipendra Singh Airee, Abinash Bohara
  • UAE: Muhammad Waseem, Alishan Sharafu, Akif Raja

Pitch and Weather Conditions: The Al Amerat Cricket Ground has favored bowlers in recent matches, promising an even contest between bat and ball. The weather is expected to be clear and sunny, with temperatures reaching 29 degrees Celsius on match day.

Toss Prediction: Considering the bowling-friendly conditions, both teams are likely to prefer bowling first and restricting the opposition to a low total.

Match Prediction: In what promises to be a closely contested encounter, Nepal holds a slight edge due to their strong batting depth. However, UAE’s balanced lineup makes them formidable opponents. Ultimately, Nepal is favored to emerge victorious in this high-stakes clash.

Our Winner: Nepal Will Win

Gear up for an electrifying semi-final showdown between Nepal and UAE in the ACC Men’s T20I Premier Cup 2024!