Nepal Coach Monty Desai Super excited to face India India and Pakistan


Nepal coach Monty Desai is excited to see Nepal face well-established cricketing nations like India and Pakistan.


Nepal’s progress in International cricket has been in a very short period. Moreover, Nepal defeated UAE in the ACC Men’s Premier Cup in April to qualify for the Asia Cup for the very first time.

Nepal is marking its presence in the Asia Cup for the first time. They are in Group A with the other two nations, India and Pakistan. Moreover, Group B consists of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

Nepal Squad

Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Shyam Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato and Arjun Saud.

The Indian origin head coach of Nepal, Monty Desai stated

“This is a great platform to play against two well-established cricketing nations with tremendous history. And now we are also connected to the history. Super excited (to face India and Pakistan). I think, the likes of Test nations, we have already experienced it in World Cup qualifiers. We played against the West Indies, Zimbabwe, and Ireland. So now playing against Pakistan and India is another opportunity to show their abilities and leave a strong statement that they belong here. I think that is the excitement around in our happy dressing room.”

He further stated

“The atmosphere in the dressing room is very competitive. They are very skilful players… When it comes to facing these players, it’s all about that one-ball mentality. It doesn’t matter who is batting or who is bowling. It will come down to how well we are able to present our strengths in those skill executions. Skill vs skill challenge.”

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