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).[1][2]

Nepal national Under-19 cricket team
नेपाली यु-१९ क्रिकेट टोली
Flag of Nepal.svg
Personnel
CaptainRit Gautam
CoachBinod Das
Batting coachMonty Desai
OwnerCricket Association of Nepal
Team information
CityKathmandu
ColoursRed and Blue
Founded1998; 23 years ago (1998)
Home groundTribhuvan University International Cricket Ground
Capacity20,000
History
Notable playersDipendra Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, Aarif Sheikh, Rohit Kumar Paudel
Official websitecricketnepal.org.np

OverviewEdit

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

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 .[6]

Tournament historyEdit

Under-19 World CupEdit

Year Result Position P W L D NR
  1988 Did not enter (no team)
  1998 Did not participate
  2000 Second Round 8/16 6 1 3 0 2
  2002 First Round 10/16 8 6 2 0 0
  2004 First Round 13/16 6 3 3 0 0
  2006 First Round 9/16 6 4 2 0 0
  2008 First Round 10/16 6 3 3 0 0
  2010 Did not qualify
  2012 First Round 13/16 6 2 4 0 0
  2014 Did not qualify
  2016 Quarter-finals 8/16 6 2 4 0 0
  2018 Did not qualify
  2020
  2022 To be determined
Total Quarter-finals 7/12 44 21 21 0 2

Under-19 World Cup QualifierEdit

Year Result Position P W L D NR Remarks
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011 Round Robin 2/10 9 7 2 0 0 Qualified for 2012 Under-19 World Cup
  2015 Winners 1/5 5 5 0 0 0 Qualified for 2016 Under-19 World Cup
Asia Division 1
  2017 Round Robin 2/4 6 4 2 0 0 Did not qualify
  2019 Round Robin 2/6 5 4 1 0 0 Did not qualify

ACC Under-19 ChampionshipEdit

Year Result Position P W L D NR
Youth Asia Cup
  1997 Second Round 4/8 6 2 4 0 0
  1999 Runners-up 2/8 5 2 1 0 2
  2001 Champions
  2003 Champions 1/10 6 4 0 0 2
ACC U-19 Cup
  2005 Champions 1/15 5 5 0 0 0
ACC U-19 Elite
  2007 Champions 1/10 6 5 0 0 1
  2009 Semi-final 3/10 6 4 2 0 0
  2011 Runners-up 2/10 6 5 1 0 0
  2013 Semi-final 4/10 6 4 2 0 0
ACC U-19 Premier
  2014 Runners-up 2/6 5 4 1 0 0
  2015 Runners-up 2/6 5 4 1 0 0
ACC U-19 Eastern Region
  2017 Champions 1/8 5 5 0 0 0
  2019 Champions 1/7 4 4 0 0 0

ACC Under-19 Asia CupEdit

Year Result Position P W L D NR
  1989 Did not enter (no team)
  2003 Did not participate
  2012 Group Stage 5/8 3 1 2 0 0
  2013-14 Group Stage 6/8 3 1 2 0 0
  2016 Group Stage 6/8 3 1 2 0 0
  2017 Semi-Final 4/8 4 2 2 0 0
  2018 Group Stage 5/8 3 1 2 0 0
  2019 Group Stage 5/8 3 1 2 0 0
Total Semi-Final 6/8 19 7 12 0 0

Records and statisticsEdit

Youth One Day InternationalEdit

Youth ODI records versus other nations[11]
Opposition M W L T NR Win% First Win
  Australia 3 0 3 0 0 0.00%
  Bangladesh 2 1 1 0 0 50.00% 6, 7 February 2002
  Canada 1 1 0 0 0 100.00% 28 January 2002
  England 5 0 5 0 0 0.00%
  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
  Sri Lanka 4 0 4 0 0 0.00%
  United Arab Emirates 4 2 2 0 0 50.00% 10 September 2019
  Uganda 2 2 0 0 0 100.00% 19 February 2004
  West Indies 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
  Zimbabwe 3 1 2 0 0 33.33% 24 February 2008
Total 49 24 24 0 1 50.00%

Current squadEdit

The following list contains the 15 players in the final squad for the 2019 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup.[12]

Player Date of Birth Batting Bowling style
Captain and Opening batsman
Rit Gautam (2001-09-17) 17 September 2001 (age 19) Right
Wicketkeeper
Khadak Bohora Right
Lokesh Bahadur Bam Right
Batsmen
Rohit Kumar Paudel (2002-09-02) 2 September 2002 (age 18) Right Right-arm medium
Hari Bahadur Chauhan (2001-02-01) 1 February 2001 (age 20) Right Right-arm off break
Bhim Sharki (2001-09-26) 26 September 2001 (age 19) Right Right-arm off break
Sundeep Jora (2001-10-20) 20 October 2001 (age 19) Right
Aasif Sheikh (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 20) Right
All Rounder
Kushal Malla (2004-03-05) 5 March 2004 (age 17) Left Left-arm orthodox spin
Pawan Sarraf (2000-12-17) 17 December 2000 (age 20) Right Right-arm off break
Pratish GC (2004-05-22) 22 May 2004 (age 17) Right Left-arm medium
Bowlers
Kamal Singh Airee (2000-12-19) 19 December 2000 (age 20) Right Right-arm medium
Rashid Khan (2001-02-22) 22 February 2001 (age 20) Right Right-arm medium
Sagar Dhakal (2001-12-14) 14 December 2001 (age 19) Right Left-arm orthodox spin
Surya Tamang (2001-09-30) 30 September 2001 (age 19) Left Left-arm orthodox spin

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ICC official site, member state: Nepal". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27.
  2. ^ "Home page, Cricket Association of Nepal". Archived from the original on 2016-07-20.
  3. ^ "GOLD-PLATED NEPAL CLINCH A THRILLER". ACC Official website.
  4. ^ "Brief History about under 19 cricket world cup". Cricket pundit.
  5. ^ "Nepal qualify for Under-19 World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  6. ^ "ICC responds to Nepal age controversy". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Nepal Youth ODI Highest individual score". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Scorecard of Namibia Under-19s v Nepal Under-19s, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Nepal Youth ODI Best bowling figures in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Nepal Under-19s v Papua New Guinea Under-19s, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  11. ^ "Nepal Youth ODI Result Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  12. ^ "Nepal announce 15-member squad for ACC U19 Asia Cup". kathmandupost.com. Retrieved 2019-08-23.