Cricket / asia
Nepal U-19 defeats Oman U-19 by 150 runs
Source In the fourth match of Nepal, Nepal beat Oman by 150 runs. Nepal lost all the wickets batting first. Nepal was all out in 43.2 overs with 229 runs on the board. In reply, Oman lost all the wickets in 44.1 overs with just 79 runs. Nepali off-spinner Pawan Sharaff took 3 wickets while Pratish Gc and Surya Tamang took 2 wickets each. Kushal Malla, Kamal Airi and Bhim Sharki took 1 wicket each. Kamal bowled 3 overs, all of them were maiden. Two bats man for Oman scored 13 runs each while the rest batsman could not even make their scores to double figures. Oman lost 8 wickets in 46 runs and Nepal had to wait more to dismiss the tail enders of Oman. Nepalese captain Rohit Paudel scored 75 runs in 81 balls with 5 fours and 2 six. He was also selected as the player of the match. At a time when Nepal was 81/5, Rohit and Bhim made a partnership of 92 runs. When Nepal lost Rohit and Bhim then again Nepal continuouslt lost the wickets. Bhim scored 39 runs in 43 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. The crucial last wicket partnership of 51 runs by Pratish Gc and Surya Tamang was one of the important scores for Nepal. Pratish scored 41 runs in 23 balls with with 2 fours and 4 six. Source This is the current standings of the World Cup Qualifier. Oman, Singapore and Malaysia are already out of the tournament. If UAE wins their last match against Oman they will reach the world cup without the result of any other matches here. UAE is strong enough to do that. If UAE loses against Oman, then the match of Nepal Vs. Kuwait will decide the team to be selected for world cup. If Nepal wins, then the run rate of Nepal is high so they will march toward world cup while if Kuwait wins, either UAE or Kuwait will be selected depending on the run rate. Mathematically, UAE, Nepal and Kuwait all have chances to go to the world cup. But, pratically UAE is almost there. It will be clear after the tomorrow's match.
Nepal need to build on ODI status
Nepal have a huge task of maintaining if not elevating the new-found elite status in cricket even as the team only recently made their One Day International (ODI) debut with a two-match ODI series against the Netherlands. Nepal lost the first ODI on August 1 and won the second against the hosts two days later to square their first ever bilateral ODI series since earning the coveted status by virtue of finishing eighth in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Harare in March. The status offered Nepal—at least in theory—a chance to rub shoulders against the likes of world cricket powerhouses like India, Australia, South Africa or Pakistan. Nepal’s rise to the 16-team ODI rank is remarkable considering that they only started ICC World Cricket League (WCL) at the bottom of the qualifying structure in 2008—the Division 5. What makes the achievement all the more astonishing is that, the nation is without a recognised governing body since 2016. The International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) citing government interference and infighting. The move meant the absence of domestic cricket, and ever since the ICC has been overseeing Nepal’s international participation. Source: Kathmandu Post For Full Story, follow link below. http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-08-12/nepal-need-to-build-on-odi-status.html
U-19 Team Selection
The BCCI has invited the Nepal U-19 for the first time to participate in the four-team tournament, which the Indian board is organising to fine tune their preparations for the U-19 Asia Cup. India will field two teams— National Cricket Academy and U-19 team— apart from U-19 Nepal and U-19 Afghanistan in the tournament As the International Cricket Council (ICC) is handling the affairs of Nepali cricket due to the suspension of Cricket Association of Nepal, it needs an approval from the world cricket governing body to compete in the tournament. The tournament will also be a good platform for Nepal to prepare the team for U-19 Asia Cup scheduled for September 27 start in Bangladesh. Full Story at : http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-08-10/u-19-coach-das-to-kick-start-team-selection.html