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Nepal Women’s Preliminary Squad Announced for Malaysia Tour

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The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has unveiled the preliminary squad of Nepal’s national women’s cricket team for the upcoming tour of Malaysia. Nepal will play five-match T20I series against Malaysia’s national women’s cricket team starting on May 29.

Regular skipper Rubina Chhetri will lead the 18-player squad. Young players like Sony Pakhrin and Shristi Jaisi are given a call alongside other talented players like Samjhana Khadka, Ishwori Bist, Saraswati Chaudhary and Kritika Marasini.

The series will kick off on 29th May, followed by the second match on May 30. The third and the fourth match will be played on June 1 and June 3 respectively. The final T20I match will be played on June 4. All matches will be played on YSD-UKM Oval, Bangi, Malaysia starting from 11:00 AM NST.

The Nepalese Women’s team are set to play bilateral series after a year. The last time, Nepal Women’s team played international bi-lateral series against Uganda at home for five-match T20I series in May 2022, which ended 3-2 in favour of Uganda. Meanwhile, Nepal women’s cricket team last played an international match against UAE on June 22 2022.

Nepal is currently ranked 16th on ICC Women’s T20I ranking, while Malaysia are ranked 28th.

Nepal’s Squad: Rubina Chhetri, Sita Rana Magar, Indu Barma, Kabita Kunwar, Jyoti Pandey, Apsari Begam, Kabita Joshi, Ashmina Karmacharya, Sangita Rai, Bindu Rawal, Mamta Chaudhary, Kajal Shrestha, Sony Pakhrin, Shristi Jaisi, Samjhana Khadka, Ishwori Bist, Saraswati Chaudhary and Kritika Marasaini