2019 South Asian Games, Men’s Cricket: Match 8, Nepal vs Bangladesh Under-23s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

2019 South Asian Games, Men’s Cricket: Match 8, Nepal vs Bangladesh Under-23s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Soumya Sarkar scored a brilliant fifty in the previous match against Maldives. He will be an important player to watch.

Paras Khadka
Paras Khadka. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 8th match of Men’s Cricket in the 2019 South Asian Games will be played between Nepal and Bangladesh Under-23s at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.

The match starts at 9:15 AM local time (3:15 AM GMT) (8:45 AM IST).


Nepal won back to back two consecutive games in 2019 South Asian Games and would be eager to maintain their winning streak in the upcoming match. Paras Khadka and Gyanendra Malla are performing well with the bat in the top order whereas their bowling also looks settled. However, defeating Bangladesh Under-23s will be an uphill task for them.

With the likes of Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, and Najmul Hossain Shanto they boast a strong batting line up. Moreover, their bowling unit has also impressed so far in the tournament. However, going in the match against Nepal they will be the hot favourite to win the match.

Weather Condition/Report:

With no chances of rain, it will be a perfect day for a cricket match. However, the temperature is expected to range between 19 and 22

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Tribhuvan University Ground is expected to go in favour of the batsmen. But, the spinners will also play an important role in the latter part of the game. They might get some assistance from the wicket. However, the team winning the toss is expected to bat because the teams have found it difficult to chase at this venue.

Average first innings score: 183 (2019 South Asian Games)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 5

Injury and Availability:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:


Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla (C), Dipendra Singh Airee, Arif Sheikh, Rohit Paudel, Binod Bhandari (WK), Pawan Sarraf, Karan KC, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Sushan Bhari, Avinash Bohra

Bench – Sandeep Jora, Kushal Bhurtel, Rashid Khan, Sompal Kami

Bangladesh Under-23s:

Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto (C), Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Manik Khan, Saif Hassan, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Mahidol Islam Ankon (WK), Tanvir Islam, Minhajul Abedin Afridi.

Bench – Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Zakir Hasan (WK), Syed Minhajul

Top Picks:

Soumya Sarkar is in red hot form with the bat. In the previous match against the Maldives, he played an unbeaten knock of 50 runs. He will be a vital pick for any Dream11 Fantasy side. Paras Khadka will be another important player to watch out in the upcoming game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee

Vice-Captain – Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla, Pawan Sarraf

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Binod Bhandari

Batters – Soumya Sarkar (C), Paras Khadka, Dipendra Singh Airee (VC), Arif Sheikh, Mohammad Naim

All-Rounders – Karan KC, Pawan Sarraf

Bowlers – Abedin Afridi, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Tanvir Islam

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Binod Bhandari

Batters – Soumya Sarkar (C), Paras Khadka (VC), Dipendra Singh Airee, Arif Sheikh, Gyanendra Malla

All-Rounders – Pawan Sarraf

Bowlers – Abedin Afridi, Tanvir Islam, Manik Khan, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi


Expert Advice:

Arif Sheikh, the middle-order batsman of Nepal, is struggling to score runs for his side. He is a good hitter of the ball but is still due to give some breakthrough performances with the bat. Looking forward to the form of Arif, he will be a risky pick but will be worth for any Grand League Side.

There are slight chances of some changes to be made in both the teams, so it would be wise to wait for the playing XIs to be confirmed.

Probable Winners:

Bangladesh Under-23s is expected to win the match against Bhutan.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.