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Nepal national under-19 cricket team

The Nepal national under-19 cricket team represents Nepal in under-19 international cricket. It is governed by Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), which is an associate member of International Cricket Council (ICC).[1][2]


At its height, Nepal Under-19 team became Plate Champions of 2006 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup defeating a Test Nation New Zealand by 1 wicket at Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Sri Lanka on 18 Feb 2006.[3] The team is also two-time finalist of Plate Championship, respectively in 2002 and 2008. Out of nine U-19 World Cup Cricket tournament, Nepal has participated in six (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2012). They qualified for the 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup after an impressive second-place finish, behind only Scotland and ahead of hosts Ireland at the 10-team World Cup qualifying tournament. Nepal did not qualify for the tournament in 1998, 2010 & 2014. Whereas in the first U-19 world cup in 1988 Nepal was not the member of ACC.[4]

On Asian level Nepal U-19 team plays on ACC U-19 Elite Cup which is senior level of ACC Under-19 Cup and which is also the first level qualification tournament of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Out of Eight tournaments Nepal is four times winner of tournament as in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and two times finalist as in 1999 and 2011. In 1997 and 2009 Nepal could not make it to final. Unluckily Nepal U-19 cricket team didn't qualify for 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Nepal qualified for the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup after winning the 2015 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.[5]

In 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, there were some concerns about the eligibility of Nepal's captain, Raju Rijal, with reports stating he was over 19 years of age. However, the ICC were satisfied that his date of birth was correct. As a result, Nepal finished in 8th position, Which is their best result in U-19 World cup along with the result in 2000 U-19 world cup .[6]

Tournament history

Under-19 World Cup

1988 AustraliaNot eligible
1998 South AfricaNot qualified
2000 Sri Lanka8th
2002 New ZealandPlate Runners-up
2004 Bangladesh3rd in Plate Group One
2006 Sri LankaPlate Champion
2008 MalaysiaPlate Runners-up
2010 New ZealandNot qualified
2012 Australia13th
2014 UAENot qualified
2016 Bangladesh8th

Under-19 World Cup Qualifier

ACC Under-19 Premier League

  • 2014: 2nd place

ACC Under-19 Elite Cup

  • 1997: 4th place
  • 1999: Runners-up
  • : Champions
  • 2003: Champions
  • 2005: Champions
  • 2007: Champions
  • 2009: Semi-finalist
  • 2011: Runners-up
  • 2013: 4th place
  • 2017:3rd place

ACC Under-19 Asia Cup

  • 2012: Group Stage
  • 2013/2014: Group Stage
  • 2016: Group Stage
  • 2017: Semi Final
  • 2019: Group Stage

Records and statistics

Youth One Day International

Youth ODI records versus other nations[11]
OppositionMWLTNRWin%First Win
 Bangladesh2110050.00%6, 7 February 2002
 Canada11000100.00%28 January 2002
 India3120033.33%12 November 2017
 Ireland3210066.67%9 February 2006
 Kenya11000100.00%16 January 2000
 Namibia5410080.00%30 January 2002
 New Zealand22000100.00%18 January 2000
 Pakistan2110050.00%9 February 2016
 Papua New Guinea33000100.00%25 January 2002
 Scotland2110050.00%1 February 2002
 South Africa32001100.00%18 February 2004
 Sri Lanka404000.00%
 United Arab Emirates4220050.00%10 September 2019
 Uganda22000100.00%19 February 2004
 West Indies101000.00%
 Zimbabwe3120033.33%24 February 2008

Current squad

The following list contains the 15 players in the final squad for the 2019 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup.[12]

PlayerDate of BirthBattingBowling style
Captain and Opening batsman
Rit Gautam (2001-09-17) 17 September 2001 (age 18)Right
Khadak BohoraRight
Lokesh Bahadur BamRight
Rohit Kumar Paudel (2002-09-02) 2 September 2002 (age 17)RightRight-arm medium
Hari Bahadur Chauhan (2001-02-01) 1 February 2001 (age 18)RightRight-arm off break
Bhim Sharki (2001-09-26) 26 September 2001 (age 18)RightRight-arm off break
Sundeep Jora (2001-10-20) 20 October 2001 (age 18)Right
Aasif Sheikh (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 18)Right
All Rounder
Kushal Malla (2004-03-05) 5 March 2004 (age 15)LeftLeft-arm orthodox spin
Pawan Sarraf (2000-12-17) 17 December 2000 (age 19)RightRight-arm off break
Pratish GC (2004-05-22) 22 May 2004 (age 15)RightLeft-arm medium
Kamal Singh Airee (2000-12-19) 19 December 2000 (age 19)RightRight-arm medium
Rashid Khan (2001-02-22) 22 February 2001 (age 18)RightRight-arm medium
Sagar Dhakal (2001-12-14) 14 December 2001 (age 18)RightLeft-arm orthodox spin
Surya Tamang (2001-09-30) 30 September 2001 (age 18)LeftLeft-arm orthodox spin

See also


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