Basanta Regmi

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Basanta Regmi
Personal information
Born (1986-04-06) 6 April 1986 (age 32)
Bhairahawa, Nepal
Nickname Crisis Man[1]
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Left-arm orthodox spin
Role All-rounder
Website Basanta Regmi on Facebook
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 8) 16 March 2014 v Hong Kong
Last T20I 17 July 2015 v Papua New Guinea
T20I shirt no. 19
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011–2015 APF (National League) (squad no. 19)
2014–2014 Kantipur Gurkhas (NPL)
2016-2016 Kantipur Gurkhas (NPL)
Career statistics
Competition T20I LA T20 Y ODI
Matches 11 35 33 10
Runs scored 22 295 101 182
Batting average 3.66 18.43 8.41 22.75
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1
Top score 11 45 20* 66
Balls bowled 229 1,695 699 301
Wickets 15 46 43 112
Bowling average 15.13 24.78 16.81 17.91
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/16 3/34 4/16 3/31
Catches/stumpings 1/– 6/– 9/– 61/–
Source: CricketArchive, 18 March 2018

Basanta Regmi (Nepali: वसन्त रेग्मी) (born 6 April 1986) is a Nepalese Cricketer. All-rounder Regmi is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox spinner.[2] He made his debut for Nepal against Namibia in March 2006.[3]

He is currently the no. 66 ranked T20I bowler in the world, achieving the 380 rating benchmark on 17 July 2015.[4]

He is the captain of the Kantipur Gurkhas of the Nepal Premier League. He also plays for the APF Club in the National League.

Change of bowling action[edit]

Basanta Regmi entered the Nepalese cricketing arena as a left-armed fast bowler with a reputation for swinging the ball both ways. However, he suffered a motorbike accident, which left a significant impact in his career. The accident left Regmi with a broken finger[5] and caused him to change his bowling action, shifting from fast bowling to finger spin.[6]

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Bhairahawa in 1986, Regmi first represented Nepal at Under-17 level, playing in the ICC Under-17 Asia Cup in Pakistan in July 2000.[7] In his second match he won the man of the match award for his 3 important wickets against Bahrain.[8] He represented in the ACC Under-17 Asia Cup the following year in Bangladesh.[9]

In 2002, he played his first Under-19 World Cup, the 2002 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand but could not do much there as he did not get enough games to play.[10] Nepal finished the tournament as runners-up in the plate competition,[11] but Regmi only played one match, against Scotland.[10] Making his Under-19 youth ODI debut in the match, he didn't bat or bowl during the 48 run win.[12] The following year he played for Nepal Under-19s in one match against their Indian counterparts in Kirtipur, where he bowled future Indian player Suresh Raina.[13]

He played in his second Under-19 World Cup, the 2004 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.[10] He also played three matches during the ACC Under-19 Cup the following year.

Selectors did not lose their faith on him and he again featured for Nepal in the 2006 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.[10] He took 12 wickets and made 141 runs with the bat. His 3 wickets helped win the plate-semifinal against South Africa[14] by 2 runs. In the plate final against New Zealand he scored 66 runs and took 3 wickets and won Man of the match award.[15]

International career[edit]

Later in 2006, he made his debut for the senior Nepali side, playing in an ICC Intercontinental Cup play-off match against Namibia. This was followed by three matches against the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Multan, the 2006 ACC Trophy in Malaysia and four matches in the ACC Premier League against Hong Kong, the UAE, Singapore and Malaysia national cricket team.

He played four matches for Nepal in 2007, all in the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup in Kuwait. In 2008, he was selected for the Nepal squad for Division Five of the World Cricket League in Jersey.[16] He played in all matches during the tournament.

Later in the year, he played in the 2008 ACC Trophy Elite in Malaysia. In 2009, he played in a three-day match against the Marylebone Cricket Club, taking 3/20 and 3/27 to help lead his team to an innings win over an MCC side captained by former England Test cricketer Min Patel.[17] He also played in the ACC Twenty20 Cup the same year.

Half-century and 2 wickets against Singapore in the 2010 Division Five,[18] innings of 17* runs & 2 important wickets in the same match against Hong Kong in 2011 ACC Twenty20 Cup,[19] 5 wickets against the USA in the final of 2012 Division Four,[20] man of the series performance by taking 21 wickets in the 2012 Division Four[21] (highest wicket taker of the tournament), 10 wickets in 2012 ACC Trophy Elite,[22] 10 wickets in 2013 ACC Twenty20 Cup,[23] and 14 wickets in 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.[24]

In the 2014 World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand he scored 118 runs and picked up 9 wickets.[25][26] He took wickets in all the three matches that Nepal played in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20.

He took 5 wickets during the 2014 Asian Games at an average of 5.80 and an economy rate of 3.16.[27] He was also the best bowler in the 2014 ICC World Cricket League Division Three. He took 14 wickets in the tournament.[28]

He is also the leading wicket taker in World Cricket League matches with 103 wickets in 51 matches at an average of 11.65 and economy rate of 3.00.[21][26][28][29][30][31][32][33][34] He is also the first bowler to take 100 wickets in this format, achieving this feat after taking 2 wickets in a match against Netherlands in the 2015 ICC World Cricket League Division Two in Namibia.[35] He took a total of 7 wickets from 5 matches in the tournament.[34]

He took 8 wickets in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier at an average of 13.75 and an economy rate of 6.40,[36] including a four-wicket haul against Hong Kong,[37] which is the best bowling figures of a Nepalese bowler in the T20I format.[38] In the final group stage match against Canada, he took bowling figures of 3/34 to restrict the opponent to 195 runs. The match ended in a last ball victory for Nepal and was qualified to enter 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifier.[39]

Man of the match awards[edit]

The following list illustrates all the matches in which Regmi won Man of the Match award while representing Nepal in international series/tournaments.[40]

S.N. Event/Series Opponent Venue Match Performance
1 2006 ACC Trophy,
Malaysia
 Bahrain
(One-day)
Bayuemas Oval,
Kuala Lampur
10-2-23-3 & 21(32)
Scorecard
2 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup,
Kuwait
 Malaysia
(Other T20)
Kuwait Oil Company Hubara Ground,
Ahmadi City
3.5-0-20-3 & 33(33)
Scorecard
3 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup,
UAE
 Qatar
(Other T20)
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium,
Sharjah
4-0-11-3 & 5*(5)
Scorecard
4 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Five,
Nepal
 Singapore
(One-day)
Pulchowk Engineering Campus Ground,
Lalitpur
54(61) & 10-1-33-2
Scorecard
5 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Four,
Italy
 Cayman Islands
(One-day)
Centro Sportivo Ca'Nova,
Medicina
9.5-4-13-4
Scorecard
6 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier,
UAE
 Kenya
(T20)
ICC Global Cricket Academy,
Dubai
4-0-23-3 & 3*(2)
Scorecard
7 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Four,
Malaysia
 United States
(One-day)
Kinrara Academy Oval,
Kuala Lumpur
9.1-2-20-5 & 1 catch
Scorecard
8 2013 ACC Emerging Teams Cup,
Singapore
 Afghanistan
(One-day)
Singapore Cricket Club,
Singapore
10-1-31-5 & 7(14)
Scorecard
9 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier,
UAE
 United Arab Emirates
(T20)
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium,
Abu Dhabi
4-0-16-4
Scorecard

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Basanta Regmi". Cricinfo. 
  3. ^ "Challenge match: Namibia v Nepal at Windhoek, Mar 23-26, 2006 - Cricket Scorecard - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. 
  4. ^ "Men's T20 - Player Rankings". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nepal dare to dream again". Cricinfo. 
  6. ^ "Basant Regmi bike accident Archives". Cricketlok. 
  7. ^ "BOWLING IN ICC UNDER-17 ASIA CUP 2000 (ORDERED BY AVERAGE)". cricketarchive.com. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Scorecard of Bahrain Under-17s v Nepal Under-17s, ICC Under-17 Asia Cup 2000 (Group A)". cricketarchive.com. (Subscription required (help)). 
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  11. ^ Scorecard of Nepal Under-19s v Zimbabwe Under-19s, 8 February 2002 at CricketArchive
  12. ^ Scorecard of Nepal v Scotland, 1 February 2002 at CricketArchive
  13. ^ Scorecard of Nepal Under-19s v India Under-19s, 28 April 2003 at CricketArchive
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  15. ^ Scorecard of Nepal Under-19s v New Zealand Under-19s, 18 February 2006
  16. ^ Nepal squad for 2008 WCL Division Five Archived 26 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine. at tournament official website
  17. ^ Scorecard of Nepal v MCC, 27–29 March 2009 at CricketArchive
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  19. ^ "Group B: Nepal v Hong Kong at Kirtipur, Dec 3, 2011 - Cricket Scorecard - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. 
  20. ^ "Final: Nepal v United States of America at Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10, 2012 - Cricket Scorecard - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. 
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  22. ^ "Cricket Records - Records - Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite, 2012/13 - Most wickets - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. 
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  33. ^ "Cricket Records - ICC World Cricket League Division Three, 2013 - Records - Most wickets - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. 
  34. ^ a b "Cricket Records - ICC World Cricket League Division Two, 2014/15 - Records - Most wickets - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 29 January 2015. 
  35. ^ "Regmi completes 100 wickets in WCL". The Himalayan Times. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
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  40. ^ "Matches In Which Basanta Regmi Won An Award". cricketarchive.co.uk. 

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