The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has bid farewell to the National Cricket Team for the Tri-series against Namibia and Scotland under ICC CWC League 2. However, the national team will fly to India for a week-long practice session before the real action.
The team will be flying to India today (Tuesday) at 5 PM. Nepal is set to play Two One Day matches against Delhi’s Cricket Team on Thursday and Saturday. Delhi’s main team is busy with India’s major domestic tournaments, Vijay Hazare and Ranji Trophy. Hence, the Nepalese national team will play against Delhi 11, where some decent players will play, as per Prashant Bikram Malla, acting secretary of CAN.
Nepal announced their squad on Sunday, including Nandan Yadav, for the first time. Kamal Singh Airee, Muhammad Aadil Ansari and Bhim Sharki were dropped from the Nepalese squad of the recently concluded bilateral series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The series gets underway on the first of December, with Namibia facing Scotland. Nepal starts their campaign on the second of December, facing the home side.
Oman are on top of the CWC League table with 44 points, followed by Scotland with 40 points. Oman has already played their all 36 matches, while Scotland has played just 28 matches. Nepal are in the second-last position with 17 points from 20 matches.
Nepalese Squad: Rohit Paudel (c), Aasif Sheikh, Arjun Saud, Gyanendra Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Harishankar Sah, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan Kc, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sagar Dhakal, Nandan Yadav