Open main menu

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
CaptainRohit Paudel
CoachBinod Das
Batting coachMonty Desai
OwnerCricket Association of Nepal
Team information
CityKathmandu
ColoursRed and Blue
Founded1998
Home groundTribhuvan University International Cricket Ground
Capacity20,000
History
Notable playersDipendra Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, Aarif Sheikh, Rohit Kumar Paudel
Official website:www.nepalcricket.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 Host Result
1988   Australia Not eligible
1998   South Africa Not qualified
2000   Sri Lanka 8th
2002   New Zealand Plate Runners-up
2004   Bangladesh 3rd in Plate Group One
2006   Sri Lanka Plate Champion
2008   Malaysia Plate Runners-up
2010   New Zealand Not qualified
2012   Australia 13th
2014   UAE Not qualified
2016   Bangladesh 8th


Under-19 World Cup QualifierEdit

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
  • 2019: Group Stage

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 18) Right
Wicketkeeper
Khadak Bohora Right
Batsmen
Rohit Kumar Paudel (2002-09-02) 2 September 2002 (age 17) Right Right-arm medium
Hari Bahadur Chauhan (2001-02-01) 1 February 2001 (age 18) Right Right-arm off break
Bhim Sharki (2001-09-26) 26 September 2001 (age 18) Right Right-arm off break
Sundeep Jora (2001-10-20) 20 October 2001 (age 18) Right
Lokesh Bahadur Bam
Aasif Sheikh (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 18) Right
All Rounder
Kushal Malla (2004-03-05) 5 March 2004 (age 15) Left Left-arm orthodox spin
Pawan Sarraf (2000-12-17) 17 December 2000 (age 18) Right Right-arm off break
Pratish GC (2004-05-22) 22 May 2004 (age 15) Right Left-arm medium
Bowlers
Kamal Singh Airee (2000-12-19) 19 December 2000 (age 18) Right Right-arm medium
Rashid Khan (2001-02-22) 22 February 2001 (age 18) Right Right-arm medium
Sagar Dhakal (2001-12-14) 14 December 2001 (age 17) Right Left-arm orthodox spin
Surya Tamang (2001-09-30) 30 September 2001 (age 18) 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.