Nepal are playing their first ever bilateral T20 International Series against Hong Kong that starts from Wednesday.
The series will feature three Twenty20 Internationals against the Associate arch rivals whom Nepal had defeated by 80 runs in the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in March this year.
The Series carries a big importance for Nepal as it will be a stepping stone in getting them into the ICC World Twenty20 rankings. Any team will need eight Twenty20 Internationals under their belt in order sneak inside the rankings.
The Series is first for Nepal after the International Cricket Council (ICC) handed them a Twenty20 International Status in June 28 early this year following their impressive performance in the World Twenty20.
Nepal’s target now will be to play two more Twenty20 Internationals and get into the ICC rankings. Here we are presenting you with Nepal’s Twenty20 performance in their international journey so far along with the players’ showing.
Here are some stats and results of Nepal in T20 Internationals.
March 16, 2014
Nepal :- 149 for 8
Hong Kong :- 69 for 10
March 18, 2014
Nepal:- 125 for 5
Bangladesh :- 132 for 2
March 20, 2014
Nepal :- 141 for 5
Afghanistan :- 132 for 8
Best Batting figure
Subash Khakurel :- 56 (53) VS Afghanistan
Gyanendra Malla :- 48 (41) VS Hong Kong
Paras Khadka :- 41 (37) VS Hong Kong
Paras Khadka :- 41 (35) VS Bangladesh
Sharad Vesawkar :- 40 (43) VS Bangladesh
Sharad Vesawkar :- 37(32) VS Afghanistan
Best Bowling figure
Shakti Gauchan :- 3 for 9 VS Hong Kong
Basant Regmi :- 3 for 14 VS Hong Kong
Jitendra Mukhiya :- 3 for 18 VS Afghanistan
Som Pal Kami :- 2 for 13 VS Hong Kong
Shakti Gauchan :- 2 for 25 VS Afghanistan
Som Pal Kami :- 2 for 32 VS Afghainstan
More runs for Nepal
Sharad Vesawkar :- 93 off 84 balls in 3 innings
Subash Khakurel :- 86 off 82 balls in 3 innings
Gyanendra Malla :- 83 off 60 balls in 3 innings
Paras Khadka :- 83 off 77 balls in 3 inning
Most wickets for Nepal
Shakti Gauchan :- 5 wickets in 3 inning
Basant Regmi :- 5 wickets in 3 inning
Som Pal Kami :- 4 wickets in 3 inning
Jitendra Mukhiya :- 4 wickets in 3 inning
Subash Khakurel :- 10
Sharad Vesawkar :- 10
Gyanendra Malla :- 9
Paras Khadka :- 9
Gyanendra Malla :- 1
Subash Khakurel :- 1