Nepal’s cricket scene is abuzz with the news of Rohit Paudel‘s return as the captain for the upcoming Asia Cup. Paudel’s leadership shone brightly as he steered Nepal to qualify for the 2023 Asia Cup after their triumph in the ACC Premier Cup.
Group A Challenge
Paudel faces a challenging task as Nepal joins cricketing giants Pakistan and India in Group A. The matchups promise excitement and intense competition for fans.
Nepal’s squad brings together a mix of fresh talent and experience. Rising star Mousom Dhakal and promising batter Sundeep Jora find their place, while Bhim Sharki, Gulshan Jha, and Paudel lead the batting. Spinners Lalit Rajbanshi and Sandeep Lamichhane add depth to the team’s strategy.
Former captain Gyanendra Malla’s retirement marks a new chapter for Nepal’s team, creating an opportunity for emerging talents to shine.
Nepal kicks off its journey against Pakistan on August 30, followed by a clash with India on September 4. The top two teams from the group stage advance to the Super 4s, raising the stakes.
While Nepal missed the recent ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the Asia Cup provides Pakistan and India with a platform to fine-tune their game before the upcoming 50-over showcase.
Nepal is leaving nothing to chance. The team’s intensive week-long training camp in Pakistan reflects their dedication to being well-prepared for the Asia Cup challenges.
Nepal squad: Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud