Nepal surprisingly lost their opening match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia Region Final to Qatar by 4 wickets. With the lose, Nepal’s hope of playing their second ICC T20 World Cup shattered. A match result can determine the fate of every team.
Therefore, a loss to a comparitively weaker opponent Qatar could be very unfortunate to the Nepali side, who were pre-tournament favorites. The second match of the day, which was between host Singapore and Kuwait was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain. As the whole tournament is scheduled in the same venue, there is a high possibility of weather effects in tomorrow’s match as well.
Nepal is only the team with zero points and is at the bottom of the five-teams standing. Nepal must all the matches with high net run-rate so as to qualify for the next round. With this kind of start, it would be very difficult for Nepal to bounce back.