Nepal women's national cricket team
|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.
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. 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.
Records and Statistics
- Nepal's highest One Day score: 284/6 (40.0 ov) against Iran, 2014 Asian Cricket Council Women's Premier
- Nepal's highest Twenty20 score: 109/3 (20.0 ov) against Iran, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009
- Highest individual One Day score: 72 off 94 balls by Sarita Magar against Iran, 2014 Asian Cricket Council Women's Premier
- Highest individual Twenty20 score: 39 off 58 balls by Neera Rajopadhyay against Iran, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009
- Best One Day innings bowling: 4/5 (4.5 ov) by Sita Rana Magar against Iran, 2014 Asian Cricket Council Women's Premier
- Best Twenty20 innings bowling: 5/5 (4.0 ov) by Nary Thapa against Bhutan, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009
- 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|
|Sobha Aale||28||Right Hand Bat||Right-arm medium|
|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|
|Sarita Magar||25||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|
|Karuna Bhandari||28||Right Hand Bat||Right-arm off break|
|Sonu Khadka||22||Right Hand Bat||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Rekha Rawal||26||Right Hand Bat||Left-arm medium|
- Binu Budhamagar
- Jyoti Pandey
- Kabita Gautam
- Roshani Bohara
- Cricket Association of Nepal
- Nepal national cricket team
- Nepal national under-19 cricket team
- National League
- "Scorecard of Nepal Women v Singapore Women, Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009 (Group A)". cricketarchive.com.
- "Cricketing feats of Nepali players: Five wickets in 5 balls". myrepublica.com.
- "Scorecard of Iran v Nepal, ACC Women's Premier 2014". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- "Scorecard of Iran v Nepal, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- "Scorecard of Bhutan v Nepal, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 September 2014.