Nalin Nipiko

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Nalin Nipiko
Personal information
Born (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 25)
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 7)22 March 2019 v PNG
Last T20I4 October 2019 v Malaysia
Career statistics
Competition T20I LA
Matches 14 5
Runs scored 312 133
Batting average 26.00 26.60
100s/50s 0/2 0/1
Top score 62 77
Balls bowled 236 150
Wickets 24 2
Bowling average 12.95 68.50
5 wickets in innings 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 5/19 2/37
Catches/stumpings 4/– 0/–
Source: Cricinfo, 21 July 2020

Nalin Nipiko (born 21 September 1995) is a Vanuatuan cricketer who is the current captain of the Vanuatu national cricket team.[1][2] He started is career in 2009, playing for the under-15s team,[3] and he played in the 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Six tournament.[4]

Career[edit]

In March 2018, he was named in Vanuatu's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Four tournament in Malaysia.[5] In August 2018, he was named in Vanuatu's squad for Group A of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament.[6]

In March 2019, he was named in the Vanuatuan squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament.[7] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Vanuatu against Papua New Guinea on 22 March 2019.[8] During the Regional Finals, he scored 124 runs and took five wickets in the four matches he played,[9] and was named the Player of the Tournament.[10]

In June 2019, he was selected to represent the Vanuatu cricket team in the men's tournament at the 2019 Pacific Games.[11] In September 2019, he was named in Vanuatu's squad for the 2019 Malaysia Cricket World Cup Challenge League A tournament.[12] He made his List A debut for Vanuatu, against Canada, in the Cricket World Cup Challenge League A tournament on 17 September 2019.[13] He finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer for Vanuatu, with 133 runs in five matches.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nalin Nipiko". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Nalin Nipiko succeeds Andrew Mansale as Vanuatu captain". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Nalin Nipiko". Emerging Cricket. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  4. ^ "ICC World Cricket League Division Six, Nigeria v Vanuatu at St Brelade, Jul 21, 2013". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  5. ^ "VCA announce team for World Cricket League division 4". The Vanuatu Independent. 28 March 2018. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Squads and fixtures announced for 2020 ICC World T20 - EAP Group 'A' 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Squads and Fixtures Announced for 2020 ICC Men's T20 World Cup EAP Final 2019". Cricket Philippines. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  8. ^ "2nd Match, ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific Region Final at Port Moresby, Mar 22 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  9. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific Region Final, 2018/19 - Vanuatu: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  10. ^ "PNG qualify for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Athlete List for Samoa 2019 Pacific Games". Pacific Games Council. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  12. ^ "National team update". Vanuatu Cricket Association. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  13. ^ "3rd Match, CWC Challenge League Group A at Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  14. ^ "CWC Challenge League Group A, 2019-2021/22 - Vanuatu: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 September 2019.

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