Nepal women's national cricket team

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Nepal women's national cricket team
नेपाली महिला राष्ट्रिय क्रिकेट टोली
Refer to caption
Nepal cricket crest
AssociationCricket Association of Nepal
Personnel
CaptainRubina Chhetri
CoachJagat Tamata
ManagerSanjaya Raj Singh
International Cricket Council
ICC regionAsia
ICC Rankings Current [1] Best-ever
WT20I 14th 14th (27-Feb-2019)
Women's international cricket
First internationalv  Thailand at Johor; 12 July 2007
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20Iv  China at Asian Institute of Technology Ground, Bangkok; 12 January 2019
Last WT20Iv  Maldives at Pokhara Rangasala, Pokhara; 7 December 2019
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [2] 14 11/3
(0 ties, 0 no result)
This year [3] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no result)
As of 3 January 2020

The Nepal national women's cricket team represents Nepal in international women's cricket. They made their international debut in the ACC Women's Tournament in Malaysia in July 2007. Nepal has been participating in various international tournaments since then. Nepal's current captain is Rubina Chhetri, coach is Shyam Sun Jung Thapa and manager is Sanjaya Raj Singh.

In April 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Nepal women and another international side after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I.[4] Nepal made her Twenty20 International debut on 12 January 2019 against China, at the 2019 Thailand Women's T20 Smash in Bangkok. Nepal finished runner-up at the tournament losing to Thailand by 70 runs in the Final.[5]

Overview[edit]

Women's cricket is thriving and the national team (made up of top athletes from other sports) did very well to reach the final of the 2007 ACC Women's Tournament. Nepal won the 2008 ACC Under-19 Women's Championship and defended its title in 2010.

In the ACC Women Twenty20 in Malaysia in 2009, Singapore needed two runs off the last over for victory with five wickets intact. Rubina Chhetri was given the 'hopeless' over but she did a miracle by taking five wickets in five balls as the match ended in a draw as she threw a wide. Nepal won the match in bowl-out.[6] With the rare incident, Rubina also became the first Nepalese cricketer, man or woman, to take a hat-trick. "I have never heard that any team has won the match taking five wickets in the last over, this is very, very rare," the then captain Binod Das commented.[7]


T20I status and series[edit]

On 26 April 2018, ICC announced that all the t20 matches played between ICC members will be awarded T20I status starting from 1 july 2018 for women's cricket as a result Nepal played their first T20I match against China on January 12 2019.

Tournament history[edit]

Asia Cup[edit]

Asia Cup record
Year Played Won Lost Tie NR Round Position
2012 China 3 0 3 0 0 Group stage 7th
2016 Thailand 5 0 5 0 0 Group stage 6th
Total 8 0 8 0 0

Asian Games[edit]

Asian Games record
Year Played Won Lost Tie NR Round Position
2010 China 3 1 2 0 0 First Round 5th
2014 South Korea 3 1 2 0 0 Quarter-finals 5th
Total 6 2 4 0 0

Current squad[edit]

The following list contains the final 14 players in Nepal's squad for the 2019 ICC Women's Qualifier Asia on 18 February 2019.[8]
Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team
Captain and All-rounder
Rubina Chhetri 26 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium Province No. 1
Vice-captain and All-rounder
Sita Rana Magar 28 Left Hand Bat Left-arm medium-fast Armed Police Force Club
Wicket-keeper and Opening Batswoman
Kajal Shrestha 21 Right Hand Bat Province No. 1
Middle-order batswomen
Sarita Magar 27 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium-fast Armed Police Force Club
Mamta Kumari Chaudhary 21 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium Armed Police Force Club
Roma Thapa 22 Right Hand Bat Province No. 1
Apsari Begum 20 Right Hand Bat Province No. 1
Bindu Rawal 23 Left Hand Bat Sudurpaschim
All-rounder
Nary Thapa 27 Left Hand Bat Left-arm fast-medium Province No. 5
Indu Barma 22 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium Armed Police Force Club
Suman Khatiwada 20 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium Province No. 3
Bowlers
Karuna Bhandari 31 Right Hand Bat Right-arm off break Armed Police Force Club
Sonu Khadka 25 Right Hand Bat Left-arm fast-medium Armed Police Force Club
Aarati Bidari 28 Right Hand Bat Righ-arm leg break Province No. 3
Kabita Kunwar 16 Right Hand Bat Right-arm medium Sudurpaschim
Anjali Chand 24 Right Hand Bat Right-arm off break Armed Police Force Club

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Assistant Coach – Nepal Nira Rajopadhyay
  • Manager – Nepal Amrita Paudel
  • Physiotherapist – Nepal Sakuna Dani

Records and Statistics[edit]

International Match Summary — Nepal Women[9]

Last updated 7 December 2019
Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 14 11 3 0 0 12 January 2019

Twenty20 International[edit]

T20I record versus other nations[9]

Records complete to WT20I #810. Last updated 7 December 2019.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
ICC Full members
v  Bangladesh 1 0 1 0 0 5 December 2019
ICC Associate members
v  China 2 2 0 0 0 12 January 2019 12 January 2019
v  Hong Kong 1 1 0 0 0 24 February 2019 24 February 2019
v  Indonesia 1 1 0 0 0 18 January 2019 18 January 2019
v  Kuwait 1 1 0 0 0 27 February 2019 27 February 2019
v  Malaysia 2 2 0 0 0 13 January 2019 13 January 2019
v  Maldives 2 2 0 0 0 2 December 2019 2 December 2019
v  Thailand 2 0 2 0 0 19 January 2019
v  United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 0 14 January 2019 14 January 2019

Other records[edit]

  • Nepal's highest One Day score: 284/6 (40.0 ov) against Iran, 2014 Asian Cricket Council Women's Premier[13]
  • Nepal's highest Twenty20 score: 109/3 (20.0 ov) against Iran, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009[14]
  • Highest individual One Day score: 72 off 94 balls by Sarita Magar against Iran, 2014 Asian Cricket Council Women's Premier[13]
  • Highest individual Twenty20 score: 39 off 58 balls by Neera Rajopadhyay against Iran, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009[14]
  • Best One Day innings bowling: 4/5 (4.5 ov) by Sita Rana Magar against Iran, 2014 Asian Cricket Council Women's Premier[13]
  • Best Twenty20 innings bowling: 5/5 (4.0 ov) by Nary Thapa against Bhutan, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  2. ^ "WT20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ "WT20I matches - 2020 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ "All T20I matches to get international status". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/scores/team/299043/nepal-women/
  6. ^ "Scorecard of Nepal Women v Singapore Women, Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009 (Group A)". cricketarchive.com.
  7. ^ "Cricketing feats of Nepali players: Five wickets in 5 balls". myrepublica.com.
  8. ^ "Nepal announces 14-member squads for 2019 ICC Women's Qualifier Asia". Cricnepal.com EN. 2019-02-15. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  9. ^ a b "Records / Nepal Women / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo.
  10. ^ "Nepal Women Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  11. ^ "Nepal Women Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  12. ^ "Nepal Women Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  13. ^ a b c "Scorecard of Iran v Nepal, ACC Women's Premier 2014". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  14. ^ a b "Scorecard of Iran v Nepal, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  15. ^ "Scorecard of Bhutan v Nepal, ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 September 2014.