Nepal is taking on Thailand in its third match of ICC World Twenty20 Asia Region Qualifier B in Malaysia. Nepal had already won their last two games. However, they are still at third position. Therefore, with a win today, Nepali team go top of the table.
Currently, Thailand is at the top of the table with 5 points from 3 games. They have won the two games and one game was called off. Singapore is at second with 4 points but have better net run rate than that of Nepal.
So, a win against Thailand can send Nepal to top of the table to make their way easy for second round of Qualifiers. Thailand is comparatively easy opponents for Nepal. The only tough opponent was Malaysia, but Nepal overcame them easily. However, with morale high the Thailand team can give tough challenge as well.
In the previous two matches played, Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane took 9 wickets (4 against Myanmar and 5 against Malaysia) bowling just six overs. Therefore, he will be once more a headache for Thailand as well.
The match will begin at 12:15 pm Nepali time Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur. You can enjoy the live score/commentary of the match here.