Did You Know?

3rd June 2014
Basanta Regmi a.k.a Crisis Man of Nepali Cricket Team played the U-19 World Cup 2002 as a left arm fast bowler and not a spinner. He played only one match in the U-19 World Cup against Scotland-where he did not bowl or bat.

Regmi has represented Nepal in three U-19 World Cups in total-2002, 2004 and 2006. In 2006 Nepal won the Plate Championship defeating New Zealand. Basanta Regmi starred in that match first with the ball picking up 3-41 in his 10 overs including that of top scorer Todd Astle(who in 2012 represented New Zealand in Tests) for 66.  NZ made 204 runs in 50 overs.

Chasing 205 Nepal were struggling at 75-6, then Basanta Regmi played the first of his “crisis man” innings for Nepal. He added 70 runs for 7th wicket with Prem Chaudary and 44 for 9th wicket with Ratan Rauniyar. He made 66 runs off 73 balls with 7 fours. The final wicket added 12 runs as Nepal chased the target in 49.4 overs.