Paras Khadka (born October 24, 1987, Kathmandu) is a former Nepalese cricketer and Captain (2009-2019) of the Nepal national team. Khadka is a right-handed batsman, a right-arm medium-fast bowler, and an occasional off-break bowler. He made his debut for Nepal against Malaysia in April 2004. He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Nepal’s first-ever One Day International (ODI) match, against the Netherlands, in August 2018.
In 2009, Paras Khadka took over the national captaincy replacing legend Binod Das. During his captaincy, Nepal enjoyed success in ICC World Cricket League Division tournaments and achieved ODI status on March 15, 2018. He also brought the nation to witness his team appearing in the 2014 ICC Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
Despite all his success, Paras announced to step down as captain of Nepal’s national team on 15 October 2019.
On August 3 2021, Khadka announced his retirement from international cricket bringing an end to the career of one of Nepal’s greatest cricketers and its most successful captain.
He appeared in 10 ODI matches, scoring 315 runs with an average of 35.00 and a century against the U.A.E. In T20Is, he compiled 799 runs with a strike rate of 129.04 and managed a century against Singapore.
Updated on 3 August 2021