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Kushal finds place in Rohit-led Nepal U19 squad for India Tour

Mar 15, 2019 | CN Staff |

Kushal Malla, who caught everyone's attention with his solid performance in the 2018 Everest Premier League, broke into the 18-member Nepali under-19 squad for the preparatory tour of India on Friday.

Nepal are travelling to Andra province of India for four practice matches with Andra State Cricket Team. Nepal will fly through Indigo Airlines tomorrow at 2:40 PM. Nepal are touring India to fine-tune their preparation for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Asia 2019 which will be held in Malaysia from April 10-20. 

The final squad for the Asia Qualifier will be announced after the tour. Rohit Kumar Paudel will lead the side with the presence of experienced Pawan Sarraf, Sundeep Jora, Bhim Sharki, Aasif Sheikh – who are no more the unknown names of Nepali cricket. 

ICC has appointed Apurva Desai as a batting consultant of Nepal for this tour as well as all important World Cup Qualifier. Desai will directly join the squad on Saturday in India. 

Nepal U19 team
1. Rohit Kumar Paudel (Captain)

2. Mahamad Asif Sheikh

3. Pawan Sarraf

4. Sundeep Jora

5. Bhim Sharki

6. Ravi Kumar Sah

7. Rit Gautam

8. Kamal Singh Airee

9. Rasid Khan

10. Sagar Dhakal

11. Avishek Basnet

12. Kushal Malla

13. Hari Bahadur Chauhan

14. Pratis GC

15. Akash Chand

16. Surya Tamang

17. Lokesh Bahadur Bam

18. Sher Malla


1. Binod Kumar Das (Head Coach)

2. Vikram Neupane (Physio)

3. Suraj Ratna Shakya (Analyst)

4. Subash Patro (Trainer)


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