Match 6 of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 will be played between Nepal and USA at the Takashinga Sports Club in Harare. Both the teams have had a disappointing start to their campaigns, losing their respective opening games. Nepal lost their first match to hosts Zimbabwe, while USA were beaten by two-time World Cup champions West Indies.
Nepal openers stitched together a first wicket partnership of 171 runs against Zimbabwe, before Wellington Masakadza finally dismissed both the batters. However, Zimbabwe skipper Craig Ervine’s 121* (128) and Sean Williams’ 102* (70) guided Zimbabwe to an eight-wicket win.
USA, on the other hand, fell short of the target by 39 runs against West Indies. Batting first, West Indies posted a total of 297 runs, in reply to which USA scored 258 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Gajanand Singh scored an unbeaten century but it came in a losing cause. Earlier in the game, the bowlers also did a good job – Saurabh Netravalkar, Kyle Phillip and Steven Taylor picked up three wickets each.
USA have now lost three games on a trot, including two warm-up matches. They will be desperate for a comeback in the next game, but defeating Nepal will be a big task ahead of them.
Nepal vs USA Injury Update
For USA, Ali Khan missed the last game, and will miss the next game as well, due to an ICC suspension. For Nepal, Yannic Cariah has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with an injury.
Nepal vs USA Predicted XI
Nepal Predicted XI
Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, and Sandeep Lamichhane.
USA Predicted XI
Steven Taylor, Sushant Modani, Monank Patel (c & wk), Aaron Jones, Saiteja Mukkamalla, Gajanand Singh, Shayan Jahangir, Jasdeep Singh, Nosthush Kenjige, Kyle Phillip, and Saurabh Netravalkar.
Nepal vs USA Match Details
Match: Nepal vs USA
Date & Time: June 20, 12.30 PM IST
Venue: Takashinga Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe
Nepal vs USA Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: Asif Sheikh
Batters: Kushal Bhurtel, G.Singh, A.Jones, Kushal Malla
All-rounders: Lalit Rajbanshi, N.Patel
Bowlers: S.Netrawalkar, K.Philip, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane
Vice-captain: Asif Sheikh
Nepal vs USA : Harare Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Takashinga Sports Club, Harare, is a balanced one. Both the batsmen and bowlers will get equal help from the pitch but the ground is pace friendly as well.
The weather in Harare will be hot and sunny. The temperature is likely to be over 35 degrees Celsius.
Nepal vs USA, ODI World Cup Qualifiers Match 6 Broadcasting
The World Cup Qualifier match between Nepal vs USA will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Nepal vs USA Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Nepal vs USA match. The toss will take place at 12.00 PM IST.
Nepal vs USA ODI matches Head to Head
|Matches won by Nepal||3|
|Matches won by USA||2|
Nepal vs USA Match Prediction
Nepal are the favourites to win this game. Their players have had a better exposure to various leagues around the world, while they have dominated USA in the overall head to head total as well. USA as a team appear to be weak, and they have lost three games in this tournament on a trot, including two warm-up games.