A big call for Nepal Police Club bowler Gulshan Jha as he has been added to the ODI squad for Nepal’s tour of Oman.
Gulsan Jha, a promising pacer, delivers four wickets in just his second match for Nepal Police. His bouncer and short-pitch bowling dismantled APF club to 105 all out in the final of Kathmandu Mayor's Cup 2021. pic.twitter.com/9xGZXxKvT0
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Jha made his debut for Nepal Police Club in the Kathmandu Mayor’s Cup 2021 where he impressed everyone with his pace and also his line and length.
Jha was the hero in the match against the Armed Police Force Club where he bowled a spell of 7-0-36-4.
Gulshan’s four wickets included experienced Sharad Vesawkar and Basant Regmi. Nepal Police restricted APF to 105 in 29.4 overs and chased down the target of 24.1 overs.
On 4 August 2021, Gulshan was included in the 20-member preliminary squad for the closed camp of ICC CWC League-2 ODI Tri-series between Oman, USA, and Nepal to be held in Oman.
Sharad Vesawkar, who opted out from the recent Tri-Series in Nepal is also included in the final squad.
Final Squad: Gyanendra Malla (C), Dipendra Singh Airee (VC), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Gulshan Jha, Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Malla, Binod Bhandari, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Pawan Sarraf, Abinash Bohora, Rohit Paudel, Sushan Bhari, Sharad Vesawkar and Bikram Sob.
Nepal will play two ODIs against Papua New Guinea ahead of the triangular one-day series against Oman and the United States under ICC Cricket World Cup league-2 in Oman.
In the World Cup League-2, Nepal is currently in the sixth position with two wins in four games and four losses in two games. Oman tops the point table with eight wins from 10 matches whilst Papua New Guinea is sitting at the bottom of the table with eight losses from eight games.
The top three teams in League 2 will qualify for the ODI World Cup to be held in India in 2023, while the bottom four teams will play in the Qualifier playoffs.