Nepal women's national cricket team

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Nepal
Personnel
Captain Rubina Chhetri
As of 23 December 2016

The Nepal national women's cricket team is the team that represents the country of Nepal in international women's cricket. They made their international debut in the ACC Women's Tournament in Malaysia in July 2007. Nepal has been participating in various international tournaments since then. Nepal's current captain is Rubina Chhetri, coach is Shyam Sun Jung Thapa and manager is Sanjaya Raj Singh.

Overview[edit]

Women's cricket is thriving and the national team (made up of top athletes from other sports) did very well to reach the final of the 2007 ACC Women's Tournament. Nepal won the 2008 ACC Under-19 Women's Championship and defended its title in 2010.

In the ACC Women Twenty20 in Malaysia in 2009, Singapore needed two runs off the last over for victory with five wickets intact. Rubina Chhetri was given the 'hopeless' over but she did a miracle by taking five wickets in five balls as the match ended in a draw as she threw a wide. Nepal won the match in bowl-out.[2] With the rare incident, Rubina also became the first Nepalese cricketer, man or woman, to take a hat-trick. "I have never heard that any team has won the match taking five wickets in the last over, this is very, very rare," the then captain Binod Das commented.[3]

Tournament history[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

  • 2010: First round
  • 2014: Quarter-finals

Records and Statistics[edit]

  • Nepal's highest One Day score: 284/6 (40.0 ov) against Iran, 2014 Asian Cricket Council Women's Premier[4]
  • Nepal's highest Twenty20 score: 109/3 (20.0 ov) against Iran, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009[5]
  • Highest individual One Day score: 72 off 94 balls by Sarita Magar against Iran, 2014 Asian Cricket Council Women's Premier[4]
  • Highest individual Twenty20 score: 39 off 58 balls by Neera Rajopadhyay against Iran, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009[5]
  • Best One Day innings bowling: 4/5 (4.5 ov) by Sita Rana Magar against Iran, 2014 Asian Cricket Council Women's Premier[4]
  • Best Twenty20 innings bowling: 5/5 (4.0 ov) by Nary Thapa against Bhutan, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009[6]

Current Squad[edit]

The following list contains the final 15 players and 4 reserve players in Nepal's squad for the 2014 Asian Games:
Name Age Batting style Bowling style
Captain and All-rounder
Rubina Chhetry 23 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium
Vice-captain and Wicket-keeper
Mamta Thapa 25 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium
Opening batsmen
Sobha Aale 28 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium
Kajal Shrestha 18
Middle-order batsmen
Mamta Chaudhary 18 Right Hand Bat
Indu Verma 19 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium
Saraswoti Chaudhary 20 Right Hand Bat
Anjali Chand 21 Right Hand Bat Left-arm medium
Trishna Singh 25 Right Hand Bat
All-rounders
Sarita Magar 24 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium-fast
Sita Magar 25 Left Hand Bat Left-arm medium-fast
Nary Thapa 25 Left Hand Bat Left-arm fast-medium
Bowlers
Karuna Bhandari 28 Right Hand Bat Right-arm off break
Sonu Khadka 22 Right Hand Bat Left-arm fast-medium
Rekha Rawal 25 Right Hand Bat Left-arm medium

Reserves[edit]

  1. Binu Budhamagar
  2. Jyoti Pandey
  3. Kabita Gautam
  4. Roshani Bohara

Future tournaments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]