Nepal cricket team will look to wrap up the series when they lock horns with Kenya cricket team in the fourth T20I on Monday, August 29 at the Nairobi Gymkhana Ground. The tourists currently lead the five-match 2-1 after convincing win in the third game.
Batting first, Kenya posted 156 runs on the board. Wicketkeeper-batter Irfan Karim and Rakep Patel batted extremely well to post a challenging total on board. They added 127 runs for the third, with Irfan chipping in with 55, while Rakep smashed a 43-ball 73.
In response, Nepal banked on a solid foundation from the openers to chase down the target with three balls to spare. Gyanendra Malla top-scored with 46 runs from 41 balls. The visiting side will hope to keep the momentum going in the penultimate game of the series.
4th T20I – Kenya (KEN) vs Nepal (NEP)
Venue: Nairobi Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi
Date & Time: August 29 at 3:30 pm IST and 1:00 pm Local Time
The pitch at the Gymkhana Club Ground is usually more helpful for batters than bowlers. With the new ball coming on to the bat nicely, the openers will look to take as much advantage of the powerplay phase as possible.
Predicted Playing XI
Kenya (KEN): Sukhdeep Singh, Irfan Karim (wk), Collins Obuya, Rakep Patel, Sachin Bhudia, Emmanuel Bundi, Vraj Patel, Eugene Ochieng, Shem Ngoche (c), Lucas Oluoch, Nehemiah Odhiambo.
Nepal (NEP): Sandeep Lamichhane (c), Arjun Saud (wk), Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Paudel, Aarif Sheikh, Gyanendra Malla, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Shahab Alam, Pawan Sarraf, Aadil Ansari.
KEN vs NEP – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Irfan Karim, Collins Obuya, Gyanendra Malla, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Lucas Ndandason, Aadil Ansari, Rakep Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Vraj Patel
Fantasy Team 2: Irfan Karim, Collins Obuya, Gyanendra Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Lucas Ndandason, Aadil Ansari, Rakep Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Pawan Sarraf, Vraj Patel