Though Nepal lost their second ACC U-19 Asia Cup match against India on Sunday, skipper Bhuwan Karki was still happy because of how his batsmen dealth with fast bowlers.
“There has been often a lot of talks about Nepal’s vulnerability against seam bowling but coming into this tournament, we have handeld the fast bowlers pretty well,” said Bhuwan after the match against India.
“In our last two matches (against Pakistan and India), we lost only two wickets to the fast bowlers. Both India and Pakistan have a good pace attack but our batsmen played a pretty positive cricket against them,” Bhuwan added.
“Being able to play against the fast bowlers is the biggest positive we are going to take from this tournament. Also, the performance against the two big teams has given us a lot of confidence going into our last league match against the UAE,” the skipper added.
Nepal are playing their third and final group stage match against the hosts at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday where the team would be eyeing to at least gain some reputation by winning it.
Coach Jung Bahadur Thapa was not satisfied with the spin department in this tournament. “Our fast bowling attack was okay. Can’t expect anything big from them under these conditions but spinners have let us down in the first two matches. We knew that it was an average spin attack but this has hit really low,” said Thapa.