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Anil Kumar Mandal (Nepali: अनिल कुमार मन्डल) (born 5 February 1991) is a Nepalese cricketer. Mandal is a right-handed opening batsman.[1] He made his debut for Nepal against USA in February 2010.[2]

Anil Mandal
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Personal information
Full nameAnil Kumar Mandal
Born (1991-02-05) 5 February 1991 (age 28)
Janakpur, Nepal
BattingRight-handed
RoleOpening Batsman
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 17)3 July 2015 v Netherlands
Last T20I13 July 2015 v Ireland
T20I shirt no.46
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2013–2015Nepal Army (National League)
2014–2014Sagarmatha Legends (NPL)
2015–2015Pentagon (SPA Cup)
Career statistics
Competition T20I LA T20 Y ODI
Matches 2 6 13 6
Runs scored 11 129 185 66
Batting average 5.50 21.50 18.50 11.00
100s/50s 0/0 1/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 9 100 50 25
Balls bowled 6
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/– 2/– 4/– 1/–
Source: CricketArchive, 1 August 2015

Anil Mandal became the fifth Nepalese cricketer to score an international century, when he slammed 113 off 134 balls against Denmark during the 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Four in September 2012.[3] He is the only Nepalese player to score two centuries for Nepal in international cricket.[4] He achieved this feat after scoring a century in the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship's match against Scotland on 29 July 2015.[5]

He represents the Nepal Army Club of the National League, Sagarmatha Legends of the Nepal Premier League and Pentagon International College, which plays in the SPA Cup.

Playing careerEdit

Mandal was selected in Nepal Under-19s fourteen man squad in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup,[6] making six Youth One Day International appearances in the tournament.[7] In 2010, Mandal was selected in Nepal's fourteen man squad for the 2010 World Cricket League Division Five in February 2010, making his senior debut in the tournament in a controversial match against the United States. Both teams would progress to the final of the tournament, where Mandal made his second appearance of the tournament.[8] In April of that year, he played for Nepal in the 2010 ACC Trophy Elite, making six appearances.[8] Having gained promotion in the World Cricket League by winning Division Five earlier in 2010, Nepal played in the Division Four in August of that year, with Mandal selected as part of Nepal's fourteen man squad for the tournament,[9] where he made seven appearances.[8] In November 2010, he played for Nepal in the 2010 Asian Games, making three appearances against Hong Kong, the Maldives and Sri Lanka, though Nepal didn't progress far enough in the tournament for Mandal to become a medalist.

Just over a year later, in December 2011, Mandal played for Nepal in the 2011 ACC Twenty20 Cup, making five appearances.[8] Nepal finished the tournament in fourth place and therefore qualified for the 2012 World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates. In February 2012, he was selected as part of Nepal's fourteen man squad for the World Twenty20 Qualifier,[10] making his Twenty20 debut during the tournament against Afghanistan. He made five further appearances during the tournament, with his final appearance coming against Papua New Guinea.[11] He scored 124 runs at an average of 20.66 in his six matches, with a high score of 50.[12] This was his only half century score in the tournament and came against Afghanistan.[13] Nepal finished the tournament in seventh place, therefore failing to qualify for the 2012 World Twenty20.

In August 2012, he was selected in Nepal's fourteen man squad for the World Cricket League Division Four in Malaysia.[14] He made six appearances in the tournament,[8] scoring 186 runs at an average of 37.20,[15] with a high score of 113 made against Denmark.[16] Nepal won the tournament, in doing so they qualified for the 2013 World Cricket League Division Three.

In the 2015 National One Day Cricket Tournament, he scored 429 runs in 7 innings at an average of 61.29, with one fifty and three centuries. He was awarded the Best Batsman award as his side, Nepal Army Club, won the title.[17]

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Nepal against the Netherlands on 3 July 2015.[18]

He scored 100 off 93 balls in the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship's match against Scotland,[5] which is the highest score by a Nepalese batsman in the List A format.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anil Mandal". Cricinfo.
  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com.
  3. ^ "Denmark v Nepal at Kuala Lumpur, Sep 9, 2012 - Cricket Scorecard - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo.
  4. ^ "Valiant effort against Scotland silences critics". ekantipur.com.
  5. ^ a b "7th Match: Scotland v Nepal at Ayr, Jul 29, 2015 - Cricket Scorecard - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo.
  6. ^ "Nepal Squad – ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2007/08". ESPNcricinfo. ESPNcricinfo. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Under-19 ODI Matches played by Anil Mandal". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Miscellaneous Matches played by Anil Mandal". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Squads named for WCL Division 4". ESPNcricinfo. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Shakti, Paresh recalled in national squad | Cricket Nepal". Cricket.com.np. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played by Anil Mandal". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  12. ^ "Twenty20 Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Anil Mandal". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  13. ^ "Afghanistan v Nepal, 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  14. ^ "Squads and fixtures for World Cricket League Division 4". www.cricketeurope4.net. 8 August 2012. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. ^ "Batting and Fielding in ICC World Cricket League Division Four 2012 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  16. ^ "Denmark v Nepal, 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Four". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  17. ^ "Senior National One Day: The Best Performing XI". Cricketlok. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  18. ^ "Nepal tour of Netherlands, 4th T20I: Netherlands v Nepal at Rotterdam, Jul 3, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  19. ^ "Cricket Records - Nepal - Records - List A matches - High scores - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo.

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