Nepal Under-19 cricket team

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Nepal Under-19s
Flag of Nepal.svg
Captain: Bhuwan Karki
Coach: Pubudu Dassanayake
Colours: Red and Blue
Home ground: TU Cricket Ground
Capacity: 15,000
First-class debut:
in 1998
Official website:

The Nepal Under-19 cricket team, represents the country of Nepal in U-19 international cricket, governed by Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) which is an associate member of International Cricket Council (ICC).[1][2]


On its height, the team became Plate Champion on 2006 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup winning against 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 as in 2002 and 2008. Out of nine U-19 World Cup Cricket tournament, Nepal participated in six as in 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 and 2010. 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.

Tournament history[edit]

Under-19 World Cup[edit]

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 10th
2010  New Zealand Not qualified
2012  Australia 13th
2014  UAE Not qualified

Under-19 World Cup Qualifier[edit]

ACC Under-19 Elite Cup[edit]

ACC Under-19 Asia Cup[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

The following list contains the final 15 players in Nepal Under-19's squad for the 2014 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup:
Name Age Batting style Bowling style
Captain and All-rounder
Bhuwan Karki 20 Left Hand Bat Left-arm orthodox spin
Opening batsmen
Amit Shrestha 20 Right Hand Bat
Prakash Bista 19 Right Hand Bat
Middle-order batsmen
Bibhatsu Thapa 18 Left Hand Bat
Siddhant Lohani 19 Right Hand Bat Right-arm off break
Somesh Yadav 18 Left Hand Bat
Aarif Sheikh 16 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium
Sunil Dhamala 17 Right Hand Bat Right-arm off break
Wicket-keeper and Middle-order batsman
Raju Rijal 17 Right Hand Bat
Lalit Bhandari 18 Left Hand Bat Left-arm medium
Prem Tamang 17 Right Hand Bat Right-arm off break
Rahul Pratap Singh 19 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium
Ramnaresh Giri 18 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium-fast
Sushan Bhari 19 Left Hand Bat Left-arm orthodox spin
Yagyaman Kumal 20 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium-fast

Future tournaments[edit]

See also[edit]