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Nepal announce 23-member squad for Zimbabwe A series

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has named squad for the bilateral series with Zimbabwe A on Friday.

Wicketkeeper Batter Binod Bhandari and Batter Sunil Dhamala have made comeback in a 23-member squad. Meanwhile, Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Vesawkar and Kushal Malla have been left out.

Basir Ahmad, Nepal’s U19 allrounder has been picked in the squad for the first time.

Ahmad, 18, is a left-handed batter and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He played for Lumbini Province U19 team and later picked for Nepal U19 during ACC U19 Asia Cup 2021.

During U19 National tournament in 2021, he picked up a match-winning 5 for 24 against Province Number 2 Under-19s team. His all-round skills during ACC U19 Asia Cup helped him to pick two wickets and score 107 runs in three matches. He top-scored with 56 runs against Kuwait U19 and made 43 runs against the Sri Lanka U19 side.

Nepal will play three One-day games (50-over) scheduled for April 30, May 2 and 4, and three Twenty20 matches (T20) from May 6 to 9 at Tribhuvan University cricket ground, Kirtipur.

Zimbabwe A team is scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu on April 28.