Nepal Under-19 cricket team
|Colors:||Red and Blue|
|Home ground:||Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground|
The Nepal Under-19 cricket team, represents Nepal in U-19 international cricket, governed by Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) which is an associate member of International Cricket Council (ICC).
- 1 Overview
- 2 Tournament history
- 3 Records and Statistics
- 4 Current Squad
- 5 Future tournaments
- 6 See also
- 7 References
On its height, the team became Plate Champions of 2006 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup winning against 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 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, 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.
Under-19 World Cup
|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 Qualifier
ACC Under-19 Premier League
- 2014: 2nd place
ACC Under-19 Elite Cup
- 1997: 4th place
- 1999: Runners-up
- 2001: Champions
- 2003: Champions
- 2005: Champions
- 2007: Champions
- 2009: Semi-finalist
- 2011: Runners-up
- 2013: 4th place
ACC Under-19 Asia Cup
Records and Statistics
Youth One Day International
- 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||1||1||0||0||0||100.00%||6, 7 February 2002|
|Canada||1||1||0||0||0||100.00%||28 January 2002|
|Ireland||2||1||1||0||0||50.00%||9 February 2006|
|Kenya||1||1||0||0||0||100.00%||16 January 2000|
|Namibia||4||4||0||0||0||100.00%||30 January 2002|
|New Zealand||1||1||0||0||0||100.00%||18 February 2006|
|Pakistan||1||1||0||0||0||100.00%||22 January 2002|
|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 final 15 players and 4 reserve players in Nepal Under-19's squad for the 2014 ACC Under-19 Premier League:
|Name||Age||Batting style||Bowling style|
|Captain and Wicket-keeper|
|Raju Rijal||18||Right Hand Bat|
|Vice-captain and All-rounder|
|Aarif Sheikh||17||Right Hand Bat||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Sunil Dhamala||18||Right Hand Bat||Right-arm off break|
|Ashish Dhami||17||Right Hand Bat|
|Shankar Rana||Right Hand Bat|
|Yogendra Karki||18||Left Hand Bat||Right-arm medium|
|Saurav Khanal||18||Right Hand Bat||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Sandeep Sunar||Right Hand Bat||Leg spin|
|Prem Tamang||18||Right Hand Bat||Right-arm off break|
|Irshad Ahmed||Right Hand Bat||Right-arm off break|
|Dipendra Airee||Right Hand Bat||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Arjun Chapagain||Right Hand Bat||Right-arm medium|
|Sushil Kandel||17||Left Hand Bat||Left-arm orthodox spin|
|Dipesh Shrestha||Right Hand Bat||Right-arm medium|
|This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (January 2015)|
- Nepal national cricket team
- 2006 U-19 World Cup
- Cricket Association of Nepal
- National League Cricket (Nepal)
- "ICC official site, member state: Nepal".
- "Home page, Cricket Association of Nepal".
- "GOLD-PLATED NEPAL CLINCH A THRILLER". ACC Official website.
- "Brief History about under 19 cricket world cup". Cricket pundit.
- "Nepal Youth ODI Highest innings totals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- "Scorecard of Ireland Under-19s v Nepal Under-19s, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2006". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 February 2006.
- "Nepal Youth ODI Highest individual score". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- "Scorecard of Namibia Under-19s v Nepal Under-19s, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- "Nepal Youth ODI Best bowling figures in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- "Nepal Under-19s v Papua New Guinea Under-19s, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- "Nepal Youth ODI Result Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 August 2012.