Rohit Paudel

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Rohit Paudel
Personal information
Full nameRohit Kumar Paudel
Born (2002-09-02) 2 September 2002 (age 17)
Nawalparasi, Nepal
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 14)3 August 2018 v Netherlands
Last ODI28 January 2019 v UAE
T20I debut (cap 25)31 January 2019 v UAE
Last T20I28 July 2019 v Singapore
Career statistics
Competition ODI List A
Matches 3 16
Runs scored 70 323
Batting average 23.33 24.84
100s/50s 0/1 0/1
Top score 55 55
Catches/stumpings 2/– 5/-
Source: Cricinfo, 28 July 2019

Rohit Kumar Paudel (born 2 September 2002) is a Nepalese cricketer.[1] He made his List A debut for Nepal in the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament on 8 February 2018.[2] He was inspired to play cricket, after Nepal played in the ICC T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.[3][4][5] In January 2019, he became the youngest male cricketer to score an international half-century.[6]

International career[edit]

In July 2018, he was named in Nepal's squad for their One Day International (ODI) series against the Netherlands.[7] These were Nepal's first ODI matches since gaining ODI status during the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.[8] He made his Twenty20 debut for Nepal in the 2018 MCC Tri-Nation Series against the Marylebone Cricket Club on 29 July 2018.[9] He made his ODI debut for Nepal against the Netherlands on 3 August 2018.[10] At the age of 15 years and 335 days, he became the fourth-youngest player to make his debut in an ODI.[11]

In August 2018, he was named in Nepal's squad for the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier tournament.[12] In October 2018, he was the leading run-scorer for Nepal in the 2018 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, with 161 runs in three matches.[13]

On 26 January 2019, at the age of 16 years and 146 days, Kumar became the youngest male cricketer to score an international half-century.[6] He scored 55 runs from 58 balls in the second ODI against the United Arab Emirates at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai.[6]

In January 2019, he was named in Nepal's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against the United Arab Emirates.[14] He made his T20I debut for Nepal against the United Arab Emirates on 31 January 2019.[15] In April 2019, he was named as the captain of Nepal's squad for the Asia qualification tournament for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[16] In Nepal's opening match of the tournament, against Singapore, Paudel scored 95 runs from 105 balls.[17]

In June 2019, he was named in Nepal's squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier tournament.[18][19]


  1. ^ "Rohit Paudel". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ "2nd match, ICC World Cricket League Division Two at Windhoek, Feb 8 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  3. ^ letzCricket (16 March 2018). "Journey to the squad: An inspiring tale of Rohit Kumar Poudel". LetzCricket. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Rohit Paudel: Meet Nepal cricket's fifteen-year-old firefighter – OnlineKhabar". Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  5. ^ "उपाधिका लागि आर्मी र एपीएफ भिड्ने". Online Khabar. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Nepal's Rohit Paudel beats Sachin, Afridi, to become youngest male international half-centurion". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Nepal spinner Shakti Gauchan to retire after Netherlands tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Nepal thrash PNG to secure ODI status". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  9. ^ "2nd Match, Nepal tour of England and Netherlands at London, Jul 29 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  10. ^ "2nd ODI, Nepal tour of Netherlands at Amstelveen, Aug 3 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Rohit Kumar Paudel becomes fourth youngest ODI debutant". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Nepal announce squad for Asia Cup Qualifier, fixtures decided". The Himalayan. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup, 2018/19 - Nepal Under-19s: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Hard work pays off as four youngsters in Nepal squad". Cricketing Nepal. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  15. ^ "1st T20I, Nepal tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai, Jan 31 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Winner of Asia Qualifier competing to claim 13th ICC U19 World Cup 2020 spot". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Nepal make a strong start and Kuwait's Meet Bhavsar steals the show". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Nepal's 14-member squad announced for ICC World T20 Asia Finals". Khabarhub. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Sharad back in the team, Jora, Bhim left out". Cricketing Nepal. Retrieved 30 June 2019.

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