U-19 Asia Cup Cricket Tournament 2018 is going to start from today. Nepal’s U-19 is in the tight group with India U-19, Afghanistan U-19, and UAE U-19 team in the Group A. But I think Nepal has an excellent chance to advance to the next stage of this competition.

Nepal’s U-19 will be without their marquee player Sandeep Lamichhane. In the next month, Nepal’s Senior cricket team is going to play the ICC T-20 World Cup Regional Qualifier so that Sandeep will miss this U-19 Asia Cup Tournament. But another senior team and U-19’s important player Rohit Kumar Poudel is back in the team. He is the most experienced U-19’s middle-order batsman from Nepal. Ashif Sheikh will lead the Nepali team in this tournament.

Nepal U-19’s Fixture

  • Match- Nepal U-19’s Vs. India U-19’s #Date: September 29th
  • Match- Nepal U-19’s Vs. Afghanistan U-19’s #Date: October 1st
  • Match- Nepal U-19’s Vs. UAE U-19’s #Date: October 2nd

My Predictions

The group is tough, but if Nepal manages to win two matches, they can advance to the next stage. I think it’s hard for Nepal u-19’s to defeat India U-19’s. Some weeks ago BCCI organized the series between Nepal, India and Afghanistan U-19 teams. In that tournament, Nepal and Afghanistan lose to Indian teams despite good performance. And Nepal and Afghanistan won 1 match each against each other. Back in 2017, U-19 Asia Cup Nepal has defeated India U-19 by 19 runs, which was a historic win for them.

In my view, India U-19 will advance to the next stage as a winner of the group. UAE U-19’s have very few chances. And the match between Nepal U-19’s and Afghanistan U-19’s can be the most important match. The winner from this game can advance to the next stage as a runner-up. It’s hard to predict, but as a Nepali Cricket Fan, I hope to see Nepal U-19 team winning this match.

  • India U-19s (Winner of the group)
  • Nepal’s U-19 ( Runner Up)

What’s your prediction for the Group A?