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The most prolific wicket-takers against Nepal in ODI

As of date, Nepal has played 57 ODI matches against ten different opponents. UAE is the opponent with which Nepal has played the most matches (15), followed by PNG (10).

Team Nepal has achieved victory in 30 matches, experienced defeat on 25 occasions, encountered one tied match and had one match abandoned due to rain.

Sandeep Lamichhane has picked the most ODI wickets (111) for Nepal. The pace duo Karan KC and Sompal Kami are in the first and second position with 73 and 63 wickets, respectively.

But do you have any idea who has picked up the most wicket against Nepal? Here, we will be examining the top five wicket-taker against Nepal in ODI.

Number 5 – Bernard Scholtz (Namibia)

Records against Nepal: Matches – 6, Wickets – 12, Average – 16.91, Economy – 3.39

Bernard Scholtz has 56 wickets to his name, having played 41 matches. The left-arm orthodox bowler has played six matches against Nepal and has pocketed 12 wickets. Notably, his best career performance of 5/22, in terms of bowling figures, also came against Nepal.

Number 4 – Saurabh Netravalkar (USA)

Matches – 7, Overs – 56, Wickets -13, Average – 14.76, Economy – 3.42

USA’s former captain Netravalkar has played 48 matches and has grabbed 73 wickets. The left-arm medium-fast bowler has 13 wickets to his name in six innings and has the best figure of 4/29 against Nepal.

Number 3 – Mark Watt (Scotland)

Matches – 6, Overs – 48.4, Wickets – 13, Average – 12.38, Economy – 3.30

Mark Watt is Scotland’s most successful spinner and second-highest wicket-taker overall, having 89 wickets from 61 matches. The Slow Left arm Orthodox bowler has taken 13 wickets from 6 matches with a best figure of 3/19.

Number 2 – Rohan Mustafa (UAE)

Matches – 12, Overs – 95.1, Wickets – 15, Average – 24.33, Economy – 3.83

Same as Mark Watt for Scotland, Mustafa is also the most successful spinner and second-highest wicket-taker for UAE. He has 85 wickets from 81 matches. The southpaw, who bowls right-arm off-break, has grabbed 15 wickets and has scored 303 runs.

Number 1 – Junaid Siddique (UAE)

Matches – 9, Overs – 65.1, Wickets – 17, Average – 16.70, Economy – 4.35

Junaid Siddique has taken 60 ODI wickets from 43 matches. The medium pacer’s favourite opponent is Nepal, having taken 17 wickets from eight innings. His best figure of 4/23 also came against Nepal.

Each opponent’s top wicket-taker against Nepal in ODI

UAE – Junaid Siddique (17)

Scotland – Mark Watt (13)

USA – Saurabh Netravalkar (13)

Namibia – Bernard Scholtz (12)

PNG – Norman Vanua (10)

Oman – Bilal Khan (9)

Netherlands – Fred Klassen (6)

Zimbabwe – Richard Ngarva (4)

West Indies – Jason Holder (3)

Ireland – Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Chris Young (2)

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