The newly-formed Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) coach Arun Aryal said that his side has the strength and quality to go to the top of the national cricket.
Aryal was talking to cricketingnepal.com after TAC’s 22-run victory over Region No 6 (Baitadi) in the Pepsi Standard Chartered National Twenty20 Cricket Tournament at the Tribhuvan University Stadium on Sunday.
“We have experienced players who have the ability to overcame challenge from any team. We have just begun our national journey and there is still a long way to go. With a balanced side, we want to go to the top of domestic cricket,” said Aryal.
Asked whether his team is capable of ending the domination from Nepal APF Club in domestic cricket, Aryal said: “Yes we can beat them. They are no doubt the best team currently and if we keep playing and up our level, we can definitely get on the top of them.”
TAC skipper Binod Bhandari, the explosive middle order batsman of the national team who previously played for Baitadi, said his team’s target is to do better in the currently national twenty20 cricket.
“We want to play good cricket in this tournament. Our strength is our bowling and if our batsmen can make runs, then definitely we can do better against any team,” said Binod, dismissed for 10 in his debut with the departmental team.
With a majority of national team cricketers being hired by APF, TAC consists of Rahul Kumar BK, Chandra Saud, Naresh Budhayer, Avinash Karn and Anil Mandal who have already been playing for Nepal. The squad also consists of former U-19 players Rajesh Pulami Magar and Rupesh Srivastav.