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Nepal Cricket Team

In this article, we will discuss the Nepal Cricket Team.

  Nepal Cricket Team  

The Nepal national cricket is managed by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) and is an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) having One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status.

Nepal evolved as ICC’s associate member in 1996 and was granted Twenty20 International (T20I) status by the ICC in June 2014 until the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. On 15 March 2018, Nepal achieved One Day International (ODI) status for the first time (and recovered Twenty20 International status), after succeeding in the first playoff match in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

Nepal completed its maiden arrival in the ICC global tournament at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.


  Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN)  

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) controls a total of 6 teams of Nepal Cricket:

1. Nepal national cricket team (men’s team)

2. Nepal women’s national cricket team

3. Nepal national under-19 cricket team (men’s team)

4. Nepal national under-19 women’s cricket team

5. Nepal national under-15 cricket team (men’s team)

6. Nepal national under-15 women’s cricket team

CAN is discussing making a new team for men’s cricket which will be Nepal A teams.

CAN also manages a number of domestic cricket leagues and events, including the Everest Premier League, the National League, and the Women’s National League.

Nepal Cricket Team

  History  

Here is the timeline of the Nepal nation Cricket Team as follows:

YearEventResult
1946
Cricket Association of Nepal established
 
1999
Nepal took part in the Under-19 World Cup for the first time
 
2001Nepal took part in the ICC Trophy for the first time
Did not qualify for the Super Sixes
2002
Nepal took part in the Under-19 World Cup for the second time
 
2004
Nepal took part in the Under-19 World Cup for the third time
 
2006
Nepal wins the ACC Premier League
 
2007Nepal took part in the ACC Twenty20 Cup
Finished fourth in their first-round group
2008
Mehboob Alam makes the world record by grabbing all ten wickets in a match against Mozambique
 
2010
Nepal succeed the ACC Twenty20 Cup
 
2012
Nepal wins the ACC Trophy Elite
 
2014Nepal qualifies for the 2015 Cricket World Cup Qualifier
Did not qualify for the 2015 Cricket World Cup
2015
Nepal wins the ACC Twenty20 Cup
 
2016
Nepal won the ICC World Cricket League Division Two
 
2017
Nepal wins the ACC Premier League
 
2018
Nepal is granted ODI status by the ICC
 
2018
Sandeep Lamichhane becomes the first Nepalese cricketer to play in the Indian Premier League
 
2019-23Nepal participates in the 2019-23 Cricket World Cup Qualifier
Did not qualify for the 2019-23 Cricket World Cup
2023
Nepal qualifies for the 2023 Asia Cup
 

  World Records Made by the Nepal Cricket Team  

The top 5 Records Made by the Nepal Cricket Team are:

Nepal bowled out Myanmar

In the 2006 ACC Cup match, Nepal bowled out Myanmar for 10 runs. Nepal fast bowler Mehboob Alam took 7 wickets by giving only 3 runs.

The day Nepal chased down Myanmar's target in two balls

Nepali skipper Binod Das took 3 wickets by giving 4 runs which helped Nepal to all-out Myanmar in 10 runs. Mehboob Alam started to take a wicket from his first Over and ended in the seventh Over Myanmar all out for 4 runs.

In this match, Six batsmen got Duck out and five-man scored a run which helped Myanmar to reach 10 runs.


Mehboob Alam took 10 wickets in a match

He is a left-handed fast Bowler and left-handed batsman. He made his debut against Japan in November 2000. Mehboob Alam became a Guinness record holder when he took 10 wickets for 12 runs against Mozambique. This was his best bowling spell in a limited-over match.

Records made by Nepal Cricket
Records made by Nepal Cricket

This match was held in Jersey, in 2008 ICC World Cricket League Division Five. Anil Kumble and Jim Laker took 10 wickets in test matches. Nepal gave 289 runs target to Mozambique in which Mozambique only scored 19 runs.  Mehboob Alam single-handedly won a match for team Nepal.


Kushal Malla Breaks the Record of Rohit Poudel

Khusal Malla became the Youngest cricket player to hit a Half-century for Nepal Cricket Team. At the age of just 16 and 146 days, he played a good Half-century Inning which made him a Record Holder.

He breaks the record of Sachin Tendulkar, which was made at the age of 29 years old. He made a Record in a match Against Host UAE. Nepal batted first and gave a target of 242/9. UAE got all out in 97 runs in 19.3 overs and won a match by 145 runs.

Kushal Malla Breaks the Record of Rohit Poudel

Anjali Chand World Record

In November 2019, She debuted for Team Nepal in the South Asian Games in the opening match.

She made a Record when she took 6 Wickket for No Runs from thirteen balls on 2 December 2019.

She made this world record Against a team in Maldives. This was the best Bowling figure in Women’s T20 matches.

Anjali Chand World Record

Nepal won the match in 2 Ball

In the 2006 ACC Trophy Nepal played a match against Myanmar. In this Match Nepal took 10 wickets by giving 10 runs. Nepal fast bowler Mehboob Alam took 7 wickets by giving only 3 runs.

Nepali skipper Binod Das took 3 wickets by giving 4 runs which helped Nepal to all-out Myanmar in 10 runs. Mehboob Alam started to take a wicket from his first Over and ended in the seventh Over Myanmar all out for 4 runs.

Nepal came to bat they needed 11 runs to win.

Records made by Nepal Cricket
Records made by Nepal Cricket

Gyanendra Malla and Mahesh Chettri came to bat each of them scored 3 runs. Nepal got 5 Extra runs which led towards a One-sided win for Nepal.

Nepal won the match in 2 Ball

Shakti Prasad Gauchan

Shakti Gauchan has been the most economy bowler in any ODI. He is a good Spin Bowler. Against Malaysia, His bowling attack of 10 overs 2 runs 8 Medians, and 3 wickets evolved as a world record. After Playing 1st and 2nd ODI against the Netherlands.

Shakti Prasad Gauchan

Rahul B. K. in U19 World Cup

Left-handed Spin bowler Rahul B. K.  is incapable of evolving as a regular player in the Nepali National Cricket Team. Against Papua New Guinea he grabbed 6 wickets by giving only 3 runs with an economy of 0.47.

In U19 World Cup cricket, he is the only player to evolve as such an economic and 6 wicket-taker player which is recorded in the Genesis Book of World Records.

Rahul B. K. in U19 World Cup
Records made by the Nepal Cricket Team

First country Nepal with Women’s Blind Cricket Team

Nepal is the only country to have blind women’s national cricket team in the world which is one of the world record. Nepal is the first country to have a country with blind women’s National Cricket Team playing for their nation.

First country Nepal with Women's Blind Cricket Team
Records made by the Nepal Cricket Team

Nepal Won Against 2 Test Playing Nations

South Africa and New Zealand are not beaten by Associate countries. But when we speak about these teams both were beaten by Nepal in the Semi-Final and Final of the ICC U19 World Cup Cricket History in were beaten about the U19 defeat by Nepali U19 team which is country with ODI status.

Nepal Won Against 2 Test Playing Nations
Records made by the Nepal Cricket Team

Associate Country to Become World Cup Champion

Nepal is the only associate Cricket Nation that became the U19 World Cup Champion by beating South Africa and New Zealand in the ICC World Cup Tournament where the whole world witnessed the power of the Nepali cricket Team.


First Associate Team to Qualify for the T20 World Cup

Nepal qualified for the ICC World Twenty20 in 2014, evolving as the first Associate team to do so. They completed in the first match of the tournament.


  Stats of Nepal Cricket Team  

The stats of the Nepal cricket team are as follows:

FormatRecordPlayer
ODIMost runs
Rohit Paudel (1469 runs)
ODIMost wickets
Sandeep Lamichhane (112 wickets)
ODIHighest score
290/8 against the Netherlands (February 18, 2023)
ODILowest score
53 against Ireland (March 11, 2015)
ODIBest bowling figures
Sandeep Lamichhane (6/11 against the Netherlands, February 13, 2023)
ODIMost Centuries
Rohit Paudel (2 centuries)
ODIMost half-centuries
Rohit Paudel (11 half-centuries)
ODIMost Man of the Match awards
Sandeep Lamichhane (5 awards)
T20IMost runs
Rohit Paudel (994 runs)
T20IMost wickets
Sandeep Lamichhane (33 wickets)
T20IHighest score
238/3 against the Netherlands (April 2021)
T20ILowest score
53 against Ireland (February 2015)
T20IBest bowling figures
Sandeep Lamichhane (6/16 against the United States, February 2023)
T20IMost Centuries
Rohit Paudel (1 century)
T20IMost half-centuries
Kushal Bhurtel (10 half-centuries)
T20IMost Man of the Match awards
Sandeep Lamichhane (7 awards)

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