Nepal national under-19 cricket team
The Nepal national under-19 cricket team represents Nepal in under-19 international cricket. It is governed by Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), which is an associate member of International Cricket Council (ICC).
|नेपाली यु-१९ क्रिकेट टोली|
|Batting coach||Monty Desai|
|Owner||Cricket Association of Nepal|
|Colours||Red and Blue|
|Home ground||Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground|
|Notable players||Dipendra Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, Aarif Sheikh, Rohit Kumar Paudel|
At its height, Nepal Under-19 team became Plate Champions of 2006 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup defeating a Test Nation New Zealand by 1 wicket at Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Sri Lanka on 18 Feb 2006. The team is also two-time finalist of Plate Championship, respectively in 2002 and 2008. Out of nine U-19 World Cup Cricket tournament, Nepal has participated in six (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2012). They qualified for the 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup after an impressive second-place finish, behind only Scotland and ahead of hosts Ireland at the 10-team World Cup qualifying tournament. Nepal did not qualify for the tournament in 1998, 2010 & 2014. Whereas in the first U-19 world cup in 1988 Nepal was not the member of ACC.
On Asian level Nepal U-19 team plays on ACC U-19 Elite Cup which is senior level of ACC Under-19 Cup and which is also the first level qualification tournament of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Out of Eight tournaments Nepal is four times winner of tournament as in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and two times finalist as in 1999 and 2011. In 1997 and 2009 Nepal could not make it to final. Unluckily Nepal U-19 cricket team didn't qualify for 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Nepal qualified for the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup after winning the 2015 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
In 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, there were some concerns about the eligibility of Nepal's captain, Raju Rijal, with reports stating he was over 19 years of age. However, the ICC were satisfied that his date of birth was correct. As a result, Nepal finished in 8th position, Which is their best result in U-19 World cup along with the result in 2000 U-19 world cup .
Under-19 World CupEdit
|1998||South Africa||Not qualified|
|2002||New Zealand||Plate Runners-up|
|2004||Bangladesh||3rd in Plate Group One|
|2006||Sri Lanka||Plate Champion|
|2010||New Zealand||Not qualified|
Under-19 World Cup QualifierEdit
- 2009: Did not qualify
- 2011: Runners-up (Qualified for 2012 U-19 World Cup)
- 2015: Winners (Qualified for 2016 U-19 World Cup)
- 2020: Did not qualify
ACC Under-19 Premier LeagueEdit
- 2014: 2nd place
ACC Under-19 Elite CupEdit
- 1997: 4th place
- 1999: Runners-up
- 2001: Champions
- 2003: Champions
- 2005: Champions
- 2007: Champions
- 2009: Semi-finalist
- 2011: Runners-up
- 2013: 4th place
- 2017:3rd place
ACC Under-19 Asia CupEdit
- 2012: Group Stage
- 2013/2014: Group Stage
- 2016: Group Stage
- 2017: Semi Final
Records and statisticsEdit
Youth One Day InternationalEdit
- Nepal's highest score: 238/7 (50.0 ov) against New Zealand, 2016 ICC Under-19 World Cup
- Highest individual score: 98* off 76 balls by Pradeep Airee against Namibia, 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup
- Best bowling figures in an innings: 6/3 (6.2 ov) by Rahul Vishwakarma against Papua New Guinea, 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup
|Youth ODI records versus other nations|
|Bangladesh||2||1||1||0||0||50.00%||6, 7 February 2002|
|Canada||1||1||0||0||0||100.00%||28 January 2002|
|India||3||1||2||0||0||33.33%||12 November 2017|
|Ireland||3||2||1||0||0||66.67%||9 February 2006|
|Kenya||1||1||0||0||0||100.00%||16 January 2000|
|Namibia||5||4||1||0||0||80.00%||30 January 2002|
|New Zealand||2||2||0||0||0||100.00%||18 January 2000|
|Pakistan||2||1||1||0||0||50.00%||9 February 2016|
|Papua New Guinea||3||3||0||0||0||100.00%||25 January 2002|
|Scotland||2||1||1||0||0||50.00%||1 February 2002|
|South Africa||3||2||0||0||1||100.00%||18 February 2004|
|Uganda||2||2||0||0||0||100.00%||19 February 2004|
|Zimbabwe||3||1||2||0||0||33.33%||24 February 2008|
The following list contains the 18 players in the preliminary squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers.
|Player||Date of Birth||Batting||Bowling style|
|Captain and Batsman|
|Rohit Kumar Paudel||2 September 2002||Right||Right-arm medium|
|Vice-captain and Wicketkeeper|
|Aasif Sheikh||22 January 2001||Right||Right-arm medium|
|Rit Gautam||17 September 2001||Right|
|Sundeep Jora||20 October 2001||Right|
|Hari Bahadur Chauhan||1 February 2001||Right||Right-arm off break|
|Bhim Sharki||26 September 2001||Right||Right-arm off break|
|Kushal Malla||5 March 2004||Left||Left-arm orthodox spin|
|Pawan Sarraf||17 December 2000||Right||Right-arm off break|
|Kamal Singh Airee||19 December 2000||Right||Right-arm medium|
|Rashaid Khan||22 February 2001||Right||Right-arm medium|
|Sagar Dhakal||14 December 2001||Right||Left-arm orthodox spin|
|Surya Tamang||30 September 2001||Left||Left-arm orthodox spin|
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