Nepal elects to field first in a must-win match

February 14, 2018 13:22 PM Republica


KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Nepal has won the toss for the final match between Canada and Nepal at the ICC World Cricket League Division Two on Wednesday. It is a must-win game for Nepal to qualify for the ICC World Cup 2019 Qualifiers to be held in Zimbabwe.

Home team Namibia’s win over Kenya on Tuesday has placed it at the second position in the points table above Nepal. Although Namibia and Nepal have equal points (six) on the table, the latter is ranked lower due to negative run rate. 

Namibia has a run rate of 0.787, while Nepal’s run rate is -0.158. Canada sits on top of the table with six points and 1.116 net run rate.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has four points languishing at the fourth place on the table.

Both the final league round matches, Nepal versus Canada and Namibia versus the UAE are eliminators. The winners will go to the next round, whereas the losers will stay in the Division Two waiting for the next cycle of qualifications to start.

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