Nepal will be playing their first ever ODI match against the Netherlands in their tour to the Netherlands after their achievement of ODI status. Nepal has been an apple of eyes for ICC ever since Nepal started to impress in the ICC tournaments. Nepal had been in the Division 5 some couple of years ago and they are now to play their first ODI match which will be a historical moment for the Nepali Cricket.
Nepal has impressed a lot in the U-19 categories and now a leap as a ODI team will ensure a better future of cricket in the nation. The Nepali crazy supporters whom the other associate nations envy of, will be cheering their national cricket team with great enthusiasm. Recently, the crowd in the Lords had been memorable by the Nepali supporters living in UK. The highly spirited Nepali team has to play with might and main to ensure their first ever victory in ODI.
The day will be the most awaited for the Nepali players who have been dedicated ever since Nepal played in Division 5 such as skipper Paras Khadka, veteran spinner Shakti Gauchan ( He is to retire from the team after their first ODI series), Basant Regmi, Sharad Veswakar. Paras Khadka who made his national debut in 2004 has been the most loved sportsperson presently in Nepal who dreams now of playing test cricket. The team has to improve a lot too and it seems they are being in good shape too with a balanced squad with both experienced and the youngsters.
The Match between Nepal and Netherlands is to be live streamed in Kantipur channel after media hub got permitted of it. The Nepali supporters will be putting their hands on their heart and supporting their team from deep inside.
The Netherlands team too will not be a easy one either and it is going to be important for them too. The team of both teams look well established and there is no doubt the match will be worth watching giving thrills of the game. The details for tomorrow’s match is as follows:
Netherlands Squad: Pieter Seelaar (c), Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards, Clayton Floyd, Frederick Klaassen, Bas De Leede, Paul van Meekeren, Max O’Dowd, Hidde Overdijk, Michael Rippon, Shane Snater, Tonny Staa, Ryan ten Doeschate, Tobias Visee
Nepal Squad: Paras Khadka (c), Dipendra Singh Airee, Lalit Bhandari, Shakti Gauchan, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Subash Khakurel (w/k), Sandeep Lamichhane, Gyanendra Malla, Rohit Paudel, Lalit Rajbanshi, Basant Regmi, Anil Sah, Aarif Sheikh, Sharad Vesawkar