Nepal is struggling in ongoing CWC league-2 as they sit at second from the bottom in the points table. However, their bowlers have been impressive; especially Sandeep Lamichhane and Karan KC. Both of them are inside top seven with 16 matches still to play in the competition.
Below is the list of five highest wicket-takers for nepal in the tournament so far.
The former Captain sits top of the table with 42 wickets from 20 matches – only Nepali player to play all the matches so far. Courtesy of his sharp googlies and deceptive leg spin deliveries, Nepal have been regularly dismissing opposition team below par totals. His best figures (6/16) came against the USA at the home ground as Nepal bowled them out for just 35.
Lamichhane has taken three 4-wicket hauls and one fifer in the competition so far. Overall, he is fourth on the list.
Nepal’s premier strike bowler has continously provided breakthough for Nepal even when Sompal has struggled to make similar mark. His almost 2 wickets per match – 37 wickets in 19 outings – has helped Nepal to get good start with the ball regularly.
He has sent down 135.4 overs to scalp 37 wickets. Karan also picked two five-wicket hauls in this period. His both fifers came against Oman in the same tour (USA). The 30-year old finds himself at seven position in overall leading wicket-taker list in the table.
Marred by Injury and form, Sompal Kami’s wicket column is slightly dried up compare to his fellow opening bowler. In 16 matches, Sompal has added 23 wickets to his tally, including one four-wicket haul. His best bowling figures (4/39) came against the UAE in March this year.
The fourth bowler on the list is Sushan Bhari. Ever since Shakti Gauchan retired and Basant Regmi has been left out, other left-arm spinners have struggled to cement their place. Sushan Bhari, however, has managed to play 10 matches, taking 14 wickets. The left-arm spinner has managed to keep batters check with his clever line and length.
Bhari’s best spell (4/5) came in the same game where lamichhane created havoc against the USA at T.U ground.
Dipendra Singh Airee
The fifth bowler is Dipendra Singh Airee, who is also an all-rounder. There’s clearly telling stats that Airee has struggled with the bat in the tournament. However, with the ball in the hand, Airee has played vital role of fifth bowler. His 10 wickets at 4.06 Rpo comes handy for Nepal.