The Nepalese national cricket is gearing up for the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023. The selected squad is currently practising in South Africa before heading to Zimbabwe for the main event.
Nepal will face Scotland and Netherlands in the practice match in South Africa and then face UAE and Oman in the warmup matches of the tournament.
The tournament is scheduled to take place between June 18th and July 9th. The top three teams from both groups will advance to the Super Six stage. In the Super Six, those teams will face each other, and the two teams with the highest rankings will proceed to the final. Both finalists will secure their spots in the Cricket World Cup 2023.
Nepal gained ODI status for the first time during CWC Qualifier 2018 in Zimbabwe. How well do you remember the tournament? Take a Quiz to test yourself.
#1. Who was the leading run scorer for Nepal in the tournament?
Skipper Paras Khadka scoredtotal of 231 runs which was highest by a Nepali batter.
#2. Who picked up the highest wicket for Nepal?
Sandeep Lamichhane was the leading wicket-taker, grabbing 13 wickets.
#3. Which Nepali batter was the first to score a half-century?
Sharad Vesawkar was the first to score a fifty. He scored 48-ball 52 against Zimbabwe in the first match of the tournament. Aarif Sheikh also scored a half-century in the same match.
#4. Who was the first bowler to pick up a wicket?
Sandeep Lamichhane dismissed Cephas Zhuwao in the eighth over against Zimbabwe to pocket the first wicket of the campaign.
#5. Nepal gained the ODI status after beating which nation?
Nepal’s triumph over PNG and Netherlands win against Hong Kong ensured Nepal’s ODI status for the first time.
#6. Which two Zimbabwe batters scored a century against Nepal?
Brendon Taylor scored 100 (91) while Sikandar Raza smacked 66-ball 123. The duo shared 173 runs for the fifth wicket.
#7. Which Nepali bowler recorded the best bowling figure during the tournament?
Dipendra Singh Airee recorded the best bowling figure for Nepal in the tournament. He picked up four for 14 runs against PNG.
#8. How many Nepali batters scored a half-century during the tournament?
Paras Khadka, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee and Sharad Vesawkar scored a half-century during the tournament.
#9. Asghar Afghan gifted a bat to which Nepali batter after his knock helped Nepal beat Hong Kong and Afghanistan qualify for super-six?
Rohit Paudel’s 48* against Hong Kong helped Afghanistan qualify for the super six with just 2 points. Later they went on to qualify for the World Cup being the champion of the tournament.
#10. Paras Khadka scored 75 runs against Afghanistan. Which bowler dismissed him in that match?
Mohammad Nabi dismissed Paras Khadka after scoring 75 runs. Nepal managed only 83 runs for seven wickets after Khadka’s dismissal.