Nepal name final squad for Canada and Scotland toursFollowing the Canada tour, Nepal will visit Scotland for the Triangular Series, which is scheduled to take place between July 10 to 17
Nepal on Sunday announced a 14-member squad for the upcoming Canada Bilateral Series and Scotland Triangular Series of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.
Nepal were scheduled to play two Twenty20 Internationals and two one-day internationals against Canada from June 28 to July 5.
But Sandeep Lamichhane’s team will only play the two-match ODI series, according to a revised schedule unveiled by the Cricket Association of Nepal. The first ODI will take place on July 4 and the second a day later. Before that, Nepal will play a warm-up match against Ontario Cricket Club on July 1.
Following the Canada tour, Nepal will visit Scotland for the Triangular Series, which is scheduled to take place between July 10 to 17. The Series involves Nepal, Scotland and Namibia.
Bashir Ahamad received a recall into the Nepal squad for the Canada and Scotland tours. The 18-year-old slow left arm bowler impressed in his debut taking two wickets in the T20 Series against Zimbabwe ‘A’ in May this year.
In April, Ahamad displayed a player-of-the-series performance claiming 10 wickets and scoring 119 runs to guide Rupandehi XI to Nepal Pro Club Championship at the Siddhartha Cricket Stadium.
Ahamad is likely to replace spinner Sagar Dhakal, who failed to impress in the US. Sushan Bhari and Sunil Dhamala have also been left out.
Meanwhile, all-rounder Pawan Sarraf has made a comeback into the national fold.
Nepal, who concluded their US Triangular Series on June 15, are fifth in the seven-team League 2 standings with 15 points from 16 matches.
Scotland, who have played 20 matches, are in the second position with 28 points. Namibia are second from bottom with seven wins and seven losses from 14 matches.
Sandeep Lamichhane (c), Rohit Poudel, Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Dev Khanal, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aarif Sheikh, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Aadil Ansari, Bashir Ahamad, Kishor Mahato, Pawan Sarraf, Binod Bhandari (wk).
Nepal tour of Canada
Warm -upNepal vs OntarioJuly 18:45 pm NST
1st ODINepal vs CanadaJuly 48:45 pm NST
2nd ODINepal vs CanadaJuly 58:45 pm NST