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ZIM vs NEP Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report – ODI WC 2023 Qualifier Match 1

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Last Updated on 11 months by Charbel Coorey

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Five years on from total heartbreak at home, Zimbabwe embark on another mission to qualify for the ODI World Cup. In 2018, on this ground, they were beaten narrowly by UAE to miss out on the showpiece tournament in what was a huge blow for the team and their fans.

Once again, ten teams battle it out for just two spots, with West Indies and Sri Lanka favoured to qualify. However, the Zimbabweans are a team that could have a say, but must ensure they have no early slip ups against a Nepal side that will give it their all.

Nepal qualified in superb fashion, winning 11 of their last 12 matches in the Cricket World Cup (CWC) League 2 tournament. Such a run can give them confidence that they can perform under pressure, and an upset win will give their passionate team and fans a huge boost indeed.

Match Details

  • Date: June 18 2023.
  • Location: Harare Sports Club.
  • Time: 10am (local), 12:30pm (IST).

ODI WC 2023 Qualifier Match 1: ZIM vs NEP Possible Playing XIs

Zimbabwe: 1. Innocent Kaia, 2. Craig Ervine (c), 3. Wessley Madhevere, 4. Sean Williams, 5. Sikandar Raza, 6. Ryan Burl, 7. Clive Madande (wk), 8. Wellington Maskadaza/Brad Evans, 9. Luke Jongwe/Richard Ngarava, 10. Trendai Chatara, 11. Blessing Muzarabani

Nepal: 1. Kushal Bhurtel, 2. Aasif Sheikh (wk), 3. Bhim Sharki, 4. Kushal Malla, 5. Rohit Paudel (c), 6. Dipendra Singh Airee, 7. Aarif Sheikh, 8. Gulsan Jha/Pratis GC, 9. Sompal Kami, 10. Karan KC, 11. Sandeep Lamichhane

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Zimbabwe:

  • Sikandar Raza is crucial to Zimbabwe’s hopes of qualification. He belted 123 (66) and took 3/48 against Nepal in the 2018 World Cup Qualifier.
  • Raza has scored the most runs of any current player at Harare Sports Club (1,547) at an average of 40.71 and strike rate of 84.48. He also has 28 wickets.
  • Sean Williams and Craig Ervine will be key with their experience. Williams has played 52 ODIs on this ground, scoring 1,254 runs at an average of 29.85, along with 25 scalps. Ervine has struck 917 runs at an average of 32.75 in 34 ODI innings at Harare Sports Club.
  • If Zimbabwe bats first, Ryan Burl can certainly be a danger when finishing. He hit 68 off 52 balls in the recent warm up game against Oman when setting a total.
  • Blessing Muzarabani can test the Nepalese with his height. On this ground, he has taken 15 wickets in 12 ODIs at an average of 28.73.
  • Tendai Chatara is the highest wicket-taker among current players at Harare Sports Club (37) at an average of 33.45 and strike rate of 40.89.

Nepal:

  • Aasif Sheikh was Nepal’s leading run-scorer in their successful CWC League 2 campaign. He scored 934 runs at an average of 33.35 and strike rate of 80.58.
  • Sheikh comes into this game having struck 76 (104) and 23 (24) in the warm up games against UAE and Oman respectively.
  • Rohit Paudel was Nepal’s next-highest run-scorer in CWC League 2 with 909 at an average of 33.66 and strike rate of 75.56.
  • Opener Kushal Bhurtel struck a 94-ball 101 in Nepal’s win over Oman on June 15.
  • Sandeep Lamichhane is key. He is Nepal’s leading wicket-taker in the past year, with 46 scalps in just 17 innings at a superb average of 14.97.
  • Overall in CWC League 2, Lamichhane took 72 wickets at an average of 15.86 and economy of 4.04.
  • Karan KC took 50 wickets in 30 matches in the CWC League 2 tournament at an average of just 22.06.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Zimbabwe (380/6) beat Nepal (264/8) by 116 runs in the 2018 ODI WC Qualifier.
  • Sikandar Raza smashed 110 off 67 balls in the warm up match against Oman on June 13.
  • Wessley Madhevere averages just 16.00 in 15 ODIs on this ground (240 runs).

Harare Sports Club Pitch Report and Weather

Typically, the best time to bowl at Harare at this time of year is the early morning. Conditions usually become excellent for batting in the afternoon, so expect the captain who wins the toss to bowl first.

In three ODIs between Zimbabwe and Netherlands in March, the average first innings score was 250.33. The chasing team won twice, with the other match decided by one run.

A top of 26 degrees is forecast with completely sunny skies.

ODI WC 2023 Qualifier Match 1: ZIM vs NEP Dream11 Prediction Today Match 18 June 2023

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Option 1:

ZIM vs NEP Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: ODI WC 2023 Qualifier Match 1 | ZIM vs NEP Dream11 Prediction Today | Harare Pitch Report
ODI WC 2023 Qualifier Match 1: ZIM vs NEP Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

ZIM vs NEP Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: ODI WC 2023 Qualifier Match 1 | ZIM vs NEP Dream11 Prediction Today | Harare Pitch Report
ODI WC 2023 Qualifier Match 1: ZIM vs NEP Dream11 Prediction

ODI WC 2023 Qualifier Match 1: ZIM vs NEP Match Prediction – who will win?

Zimbabwe should win this match.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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