Nepal and USA are taking on each other in their inaugural match of the ICC World T20 Qualifiers at Stormont, Belfast in Ireland at 19:00 NST on Friday, July 10, 2015.
Nepal is set to field first after losing the toss against USA. This is the 20th encounter between Nepal and USA. Nepal had won 11 matches against USA previously.
Nepal’s coach Pubudu Dassanayake said that Nepal’s both batmen and bowlers are in good form.
Nepali Squad: Captain Paras Khadka, Sharad Vesawkar, Basant Regmi, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Subash Khakurel, Vice-captain Gyanendra Malla, Shakti Prasad Gauchan, Sagar Pun, Binod Bhandari, Rajesh Pulami Magar, Pradeep Airee, Jitendra Kumar Mukhiya, Anil Mandal and Siddhant Lohani.
USA Squad: Muhammad Ghous (captain), Alex Amsterdam, Fahad Babar, Adil Bhatti, Akeem Dodson, Karan Ganesh, Naseer Jamali, Japen Patel, Mrunal Patel, Timil Patel, Hammad Shahid, Jasdeep Singh, Nicholas Stanford, Timothy Surujbally and Shiva Vashishat.
Nepal will play against Namibia in its second match of the Qualifiers on July 11, co-host Ireland on July 13, Hong Kong on July 15, Papua New Guinea on July 17 and Jersey on July 18 under Group A.
Co-host Scotland, Afghanistan, the UAE, the Netherlands, Canada, Kenya and Oman are under Group B.
The top six nations will advance to finals of ICC World T20 scheduled to be held in India from March 11 to April 3, 2016.