Bangladesh vs Nepal Quarter-Final: ICC Under- 19 World Cup, 2016 Preview and Analysis . ICC Under- 19 World Cup, 2016: Bangladesh meet to Nepal in first quarter-final .
The host Bangladesh youth cricket team will meet with Nepal to make sure the semi-final in the
first quarter-final on 5th Friday of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. The match venue is set at
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur.
Bangladesh ended the first round ranking the top of Group A for three consecutive wins and
confirmed their position in the quarter-final. While the Nepali youth cricket team qualified for the
quarter final being a runner up from Group D though they lost against India on Monday.
Bangladesh started their U19 World Cup journey by beating the defending champion South
Africa by 43 runs and also made their first win against them in any U19 World Cup history.
Nazmul Hossain Shanto did a brilliant knock of 73 off 82 balls and judged Man of the Match in
that battle. In the second group match, Bangladesh got an easy victory over Scotland of 142
runs for the consisting batting performance of Shanto. His 113’s innings made it simple to score
Bangladesh 256 and the bowlers also done the brilliant job. Finally, Bangladesh met with
Namibia in their last group stage match and made a strong domination over them by taking an
eight wickets superb victory on 2nd February.
On the other hand, the Nepali U19 Cricket team made an inspiring 32 runs win over mighty New
Zealand, a test playing U19 Cricket nation like in 2006. That match boosted the psychology of
the whole team a lot and the impact was showed on their second Group stage match against
Ireland where they did not give any chance to score big. The leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane
made a hat-trick and took 5 wickets only the cost of 27 runs that broke the batting backbone of
Ireland only scored to 131. Nepal won that match by 8 wickets and moved to the path of the
quarter-final. Nepal faced India in their last group stage match but failed to put a strong fight
and lost by 7 wickets tough they confirmed the quarter-final for being the second runner up of
Both teams are eager to defeat each other in the coming quarter-final and looked very much
confident. “ The last relaxed victory made us more hungry than before and we are now hoping
to beat Nepal and then go semi-final and final by the by”, Saleh said in a press conference.
Nepal also hopes to do a good fight with Bangladesh in the quarter-final.
Hope to enjoy a good battle between Bangladesh and Nepal in first U19 World Cup quarter-final
Probable Team Squads:
Mehedi Hasan (C), Abdul Halim, Ariful Islam, Joyraz Shek, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Mohammad
Safi Uddin, Mosabbbek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Pinak Ghosh, Saeed Sarker, Saif
Hasan, Saleh Ahmed Shawon, Shafiul Hayet, Zakir Hasan (W)
Raju Rijal (C & W), Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sunil Dhamala, Himanshu Dutta, Kushal
Bhurtel, Sushil Kandel, Yogendra Singh Karki, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishnan Pandey, Rajbir
Singh, Shankar Rana, Dipesh Shrestha, Sandeep Sunar, Prem Tamang.
Players to Watch
Bangladesh: Mehedi Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto
Nepal: Raju Rijal, Sandeep Lamichhane
Super League Quarter-Final 1,
Under 19 Cricket World Cup
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, 03:00 GMT