Nepal is playing their second ever bilateral series against Netherlands today at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen, Netherlands. The match will start from 8:45 PM Nepali time.
Nepal who left for Netherlands on Monday after finishing their week long England tour where they played four practice matches with different club of London has played only four T20 International matches till now. So this four match series against Netherlands carries an important role for Nepali cricket team.
If all four matches will be possible then Nepal will be listed in ICC T20 internationals ranking. According to ICC rules a team needs to play at least eight matches to get themselves into ranking table.
Nepal and Netherlands both were handed with T20 International status by International Cricket Council (ICC) after their brilliant performance during ICC T20 World Cup held in Bangladesh last year.
Here we are bringing you some stats highlight of Nepal.
VS Hong Kong by 80 runs during T20 World Cup 2014
VS Afghanistan by 9 runs during T20 World Cup 2014
VS Bangladesh by 8 wickets during T20 World Cup 2014
VS Hong Kong by 2 wickets during one-off T20 International 2014
Most runs for Nepal
Sharad Vesawkar – 91 runs in 3 matches
Gyanendra Malla – 88 runs in 4 matches
Subash Khakurel - 88 runs in 4 matches
Paras Khadka - 83 runs in 4 matches
Most wickets for Nepal
Bashant Regmi – 7 wickets in 4 matches
Som Pal Kami – 5 wickets in 4 matches
Shakti Gauchan – 5 wickets in 4 matches
Most runs in an innins
Subash Khakurel – 56 runs VS Afghanistan
Gyanendra Malla – 48 runs VS Hong Kong
Paras Khadka – 48 runs vs Hong Kong
Paras Khadka – 48 runs vs Bangladesh
Most wickets in an innings
Shakti Gauchan – 3 for 9 against Hong Kong
Bashant Regmi – 3 for 14 against Hong Kong
Jitendra Mukhiya – 3 for 18 against Afghanistan
Som Pal Kami – 2 sixer in 4 four matches
Gyanendra Malla – 2 sixer in 4 four matches
Subash Khakurel – 1 sixer in 4 four matches
Sharad Vesawkar – 12 fours in 3 matches
Subash Khakurel – 10 fours in 4 matches
Gyanendra Malla – 9 fours in 4 matches
Paras Khadka – 9 fours in 4 matches
Wicket keeper and opening batsman of Nepali national cricket team Subash Khakurel is the only Nepali batsman to score a half century in T20 International matches. Khakurel got this feat during T20 Word Cup match against Afghanistan.
Fast bowler Som Pal Kami holds the world record for most runs by a batsman who came to bat at number 10. Kami scored 40 runs against Hong Kong in one-off T20 International match played at Sri Lanka coming to bat at number 10.