Nepal have a surprise bowler in their list of the best bowling figures out of the 10 matches the team has played so far in the ICC World Cricket League Championship.
Nepal are taking on Hong Kong in their 11th and 12th matches of the WCLC and are under pressure to deliver in both the games to round up inside the top four and qualify for the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.
In a list of bowlers that includes the likes of evergreen Basanta Regmi, veteran Shakti Gauchan, the leg spinning sensation Sandeep Lamichhane and fast bowler Som Pal Kami, one player has managed to better them all to produce the best bowling figures for Nepal.
It should be a surprise that consistent middle order batsman Sharad Vesawkar leads this chart after returning the figures of 4-28. Sharad produced that figures during Nepal’s second home match against Kenya and leapfrog Basanta from the top spot.
Sharad bowled 7.1 overs and took four crucial wickets that saw Nepal bundle out Kenya for a low total. It was the match skipped by captain Paras Khadka with Sharad playing under Gyanendra Malla.
Basant has the second best figures of 3-40 which he did against Namibia in the first home game and had a maiden in his 10-over spell. Som Pal also has three wickets but has conceded 51 runs in eight overs against Papua New Guinea.
All rounders Sagar Pun and Mehboob Alam both has two wickets to their name. Sagar took two wickets conceding eight runs in his five overs with two maiden overs against Kenya on the first leg, while veteran all rounder Mehboob took two wickets returning the figures of 7-5-11-2.
Best bowling figures
Sharad 7.1-0-28-4 vs Kenya, 2nd leg
Basant Regmi 10 -1-40-3 vs Namibia, 1st leg
Som Pal Kami 8-0-51-3 vs PNG, 2nd leg
Sagar Pun 5-2-8-2 vs Kenya, 1st leg
Mehboob Alam 7-5-11-2 vs Kenya 2nd leg