32 players called in Closed Camp for Oman tour

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Kathmandu – Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) named 32 players for the closed camp for the tri-series between Oman, USA and Nepal of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.

Prithu Baskota, Aasif Sheikh, Rajesh Pulami Magar, Saurav Khanal, Sunil Dhamala are among the 32 players, who made a good impact to the selectors during the Prime Minister Cup.

Baskota was in good nick throughout the tournament. He made 215 runs from 5 matches for Bagmati Province and was the best batsman of the tournament. He has come back to the National closed camp after three long years. Likewise, Aasif Sheikh made 206 runs and was the second run-getter in the tournament. Rajesh Pulami Magar managed 204 runs and Sunil Dhamala made 190 runs including a century against Lumbini Province and a fifty against Sudurpaschim. Saurav Khanal from Lumbini Province also contributed 182 runs from 4 matches, including two half-centuries.

Similarly, Kamal Singh Airee, player of the series in PM Cup, has also been included in the closed-camp. He grabbed 10 wickets and made some contribution with the bat from six matches for APF club. TAC’s Shahab Alam took 12 wickets from five matches, the best bowler of the tournament is in the list as well. Bibek Kumar Yadav, emerging player of the tournament from Province 2 has also been added.

Rohit Kumar Paudel is also listed in the pool despite failures with the bat during the tournament. With the highest score of 36, he could only manage a total of 100 runs from six matches.

Bikram Sob, Sushan Bhari, Sandeep Jora, Kushal Bhurtel, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Hari Krishna Sah, Ram Naresh Giri, Krishna Karki, Khadak Bahadur Bohara, Anuj Chunara, Arjun Kumal and Pawan Sarraf are also called for closed training.

Young fast bowler, Anuj Chunara from Karnali Province bowled impressive spells throughout the tournament. Likewise, 16-year-old Arjun Kumal of Gandaki Province is also called for the first time in the camp.

The total of 21 players will start their training session from Saturday, February 6 in Kathmandu. However, the rest of the players like Sharad Vesawkar, Dipendra Singh Airee, Binod Bhandari, Gyanendra Malla will join the training later as per the statement from CAN.

Aarif Sheikh is currently recovering from his ankle injury. Sompal Kami, Kushal Malla, Karan KC and Paras Khadka are in Abu Dhabi for T10 league. Sandeep Lamichhane is already back from Australia after playing Big Bash 10.

Bhuvan Karki is the one who missed out from the pool of players. He had 9 scalps and 82 runs from his ball and bat respectively in the tournament.

Nepal is scheduled to play one-day tri-series with Oman and USA in Oman. The tournament is scheduled from March 19 to March 28.

CAN closed-camp players:
Prithu Baskota, Saurav Khanal, Bikram Sob, Rajesh Pulami Magar, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Sushan Bhari, Shahab Alam, Sandeep Jora, Kamal Singh Airee, Aasif Sheikh, Sunil Dhamala, Kushal Bhurtel, Lalit Rajbanshi, Hari Shankar Sah, Bibek Kumar Yadav, Ram Naresh Giri, Arjun Kumal, Krishna Karki, Khadak Bahadur Bohara, Anuj Chunara, Pawan Sarraf, Sharad Vesawkar, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sompal Kami, Kushal Malla, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Binod Bhandari, Paras Khadka and Gyanendra Malla

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