Nepal Under-19 cricket team

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Nepal Under-19s
Flag of Nepal.svg
Captain: Raju Rijal
Coach: Pubudu Dassanayake
Colors: Red and Blue
Home ground: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground
Capacity: 20,000
First-class debut:
in 1998
Official website: http://www.cricketnepal.org

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][2]

Overview[edit]

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.[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, 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.

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
2016  Bangladesh

Under-19 World Cup Qualifier[edit]

ACC Under-19 Premier League[edit]

ACC Under-19 Elite Cup[edit]

ACC Under-19 Asia Cup[edit]

Records and Statistics[edit]

Youth One Day International[edit]

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 1 1 0 0 0 100.00% 6, 7 February 2002
 Canada 1 1 0 0 0 100.00% 28 January 2002
 England 5 0 5 0 0 0.00%
 India 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
 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
 Sri Lanka 3 0 3 0 0 0.00%
 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 37 19 17 0 1 52.77%

Current Squad[edit]

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
Opening Batsman
Sunil Dhamala 18 Right Hand Bat Right-arm off break
Middle-order batsmen
Ashish Dhami 17 Right Hand Bat
Shankar Rana Right Hand Bat
All-rounders
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
Bowlers
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

Reserves[edit]

  1. Kushal Bhurtel
  2. Niraj Mukhiya
  3. Heman Rai
  4. Rajvir Singh

Future tournaments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]