ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Asia Qualifier – Nepal And Oman Qualify For The T20WC 2024

Before the Final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier Regional Final 2023, hosts Nepal and Oman secured their spots for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

Prior to the 2023 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Asia Qualifier Regional Final, two Asian sides have secured their spots for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which will be held in the USA and the West Indies. The hosts, Nepal and Oman, guaranteed their places in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 by winning their respective Semi-finals in the Regional Final tournament.
Both Oman and the host nation, Nepal, advanced to the Semi-finals by placing first and second, respectively, at the conclusion of Group A.

Oman took on Bahrain, the runners-up in Group B, on November 3, 2023, while Nepal, the hosts, took on United Arab Emirates (UAE), the winners of Group B, in the Semi-finals. The winners of both semifinals would advance to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 as well as the Final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier Final 2023, which was scheduled on November 5, 2023.

1st Semi-Final: Oman vs Bahrain

In the first Semi-Final, after Bahrain chose to bat first, they were restricted to 106/9 in 20 overs. While the Oman spinner Aqib Ilyas claimed a four-wicket haul (4/10), only three Bahrain players managed double-digit scores (Imran Ali 30, Ahmer Bin Nisar 26*, Sarfaraz Ali 23).

In reply, Oman openers Kashyap Prajapati (57*) and Pratik Athavale (50*) had no trouble chasing as they reached the target in 14.2 overs without losing a wicket.

2nd Semi-Final: UAE vs Nepal

On the other hand, UAE chose to bat first after winning the toss against the hosts Nepal in the second Semi-Final. Wicketkeeper-batter Vriitya Aravind’s 64 runs guided the Group B champions to score 134/9 in 20 overs. Kushal Malla took three wickets (3/11), and Sandeep Lamichhane collected two wickets (2/14).

However, the hosts Nepal managed a comfortable chasing in front of the large passionate crowd. Opener and wicketkeeper-batter Aasif Sheikh remained not out on 64 runs as his batting inspired the entire nation with an eight-wicket victory in 17.1 overs.

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