Sompal Kami’s fate depends upon Lamichhane’s Toronto match
Toronto Nationals is taking on Montreal Tigers in the last match of the second round with the winner making it to the playoff. The win for either of them will send them to the playoff along with Winnipeg Hawks. However, in case the match ties or rain abandoned the match, both of them will qualify for the playoff knocking Toronto Nationals out from top four.
Sompal Kami is playing from Winnipeg Hawks whereas the other Nepali bowler Sandeep Lamichhane is representing Toronto Nationals this time. He had played from Montreal Tigers last season. So, it looks Sompal Kami’s Winnipeg Hawks fate is all dependent upon Lamichhane’s Toronto Nationals performance.
The first and the second match of the 2nd round were abandoned due to rain with all four teams gaining a point each. Sompal Kami’s Winnipeg Hawks shared a point with second-placed Vancouver Knights. A win for Hawks in that match could have sealed their place in the play-off.
If Toronto Nationals defeats Montreal Tigers, then both of the Nepali players will be playing in the playoff with Sompal’s team playing against Sandeep’s one. However, If Montreal Tigers defeats Toronto, then only Sompal’s team advance to the playoff. Similarly, if the match between Toronto Nationals and Montreal Tigers ended in a tie or abandoned due to rain, then Sandeep’s team qualify for the playoff and Sompal’s will be knocked out.
Either the way, anyone or both of the Nepali player would be playing in the playoff of the Global T20 League. Sompal Kami made Global T20 debut in the last match where his performance was very poor. He conceded 33 runs in just 2 overs and made just a run in 5 balls. Therefore, it is uncertain that he will get a chance again.
However, in the case of Lamichhane, he was quite expensive in his first match but managed to grab a wicket. In the second match, he improved quite a lot in the economy and grabbed another single wicket.