Nepal named their full-strength side for the Asian Games


Nepal cricket team has announced their squad for the upcoming Asian Games. The 19th edition of Asian Games will take place in Hangzhou. Moreover, Nepal who has shown exceptional performance in the Asia Cup 2023, has another opportunity to show-case their talent.

The Nepal side will begin their campaign in the 18-team event. With a match against Mongolia on Wednesday, September 27.

Bhim Sharki, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud, Aarif Sheikh, and Mousom Dhakal have been left out from the side for the Asian Games, who were part of Asia Cup squad. However, Bibek Yadav, Abinash Bohara, and Binod Bhandari have been given opportunities. The latter will serve as a backup wicketkeeping option for Aasif Sheikh.

The likes of Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif, and Rohit will feature in the top order. Lamichhane and Lalit Rajbanshi will take care of the spin department, with part-time options available in Dipendra Singh Airee and Kushal Malla. Karan KC and Sompal Kami will lead the pace attack. Moreover, they will have support in the form of Gulshan Jha, Abinash Bohara, and Bibek Yadav. However, Pratis GC, who has played three ODIs so far, has been named in the squad and could receive his maiden T20I cap during the event.

Nepal 15-member squad for the Asian Games 2023

Rohit Paudel (C), Aasif Sheikh (wk), Kushal Bhurtel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla. Binod Bhandari, Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC. Sompal Kami, Gulshan Jha, Abinash Bohara, Bibek Yadav, Pratis GC, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sundeep Jora

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