Nepal U-19 finds a new captain

Nepal U-19 team

Dipendra Singh Airee is assigned with the role of captaincy for the upcoming ACC U19 Eastern Region 2017, Malaysia. Dipendra replaced Sandeep Lamichhane as the team leader, after many felt that Sandeep failed to justify his role as a captain though he has been the main man for the team with the ball and the ace performer in most of the recent matches.

Dipendra Singh Airee

The final squad of 14 members has been announced for the tournament to be held in Malaysia form 8-17 September 2017. The tournament will be played as Eastern Region qualifier for U-19 Asia Cup 2017, also to be held in Malaysia this November.

Nepal U-19 Squad

1. Dipendra Singh Airee (Captain)
2. Sandeep Lamichhane
3. Mohammad Aasif Sheikh
4. Sandeep Sunar
5. Pranit Thapa Magar
6. Anil Kumar Sah
7. Pawan Sarraf
8. Rohit Kumar Paudel
9. Kishor Mahato
10. Shahab Alam
11. Nandan Yadav
12. Bikram Kumar Bhusal
13. Sundeep Jora
14. Sumit Maharjan
Changes have been made to the squad that played the U-19 World Cup Qualifier recently in Singapore. Medium Pacer Nandan Yadav finds his spot in the team replacing Rijan Dhakal. Similarly, Lalit Rajbanshi, Aadil Khan. and wicket Keeper Prakash KC are out from the previous squad while Bikram Bhusal, Sundeep Jora and Sumit Maharjan make it to the final 14. Nepal lost both matches against Afghanistan in the tournament, failing to qualify for the U-19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand next year.
Sandeep Lamichhane was adjudged man of the series in the tournament for his brilliant bowling performance of 24 wickets in just 6 matches.
Sandeep Lamichhane
Reserve Players
1. Kamal Singh Airee
2. Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi
3. Prakash KC
4. Rijan Dhakal
The selection committee was headed by Jagat Tamatta (Head Coach of Nepal) & Binod Kumar Das (Head Coach of Nepal U19 Cricket Team). Team will travel to Malaysia on September 8, 2017.