The final 14-men Nepal national team squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Singapore. The qualifiers is slated from July 20 to 28.
The selection committee of skipper Paras Khadka, Coach Umesh Patwal and ICC Representative Animul Islam announced the squad. The squad was made public in a press meet at Kathmandu on Sunday. Sarad Veswakar had made comeback to the team after missing out few previous matches due to injury. Aarif Sheikh and Sandip Jora couldn’t make it to the final squad.
The second round of the qualifiers contains total of 5 teams with the winner making it to the final round i.e. Global Qualifiers where there will be total of 14 teams. The second round of the Qualifiers will be among Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar and Kuwait.
Before heading towards Singapore for the Qualifiers on 9th July, Nepali team will play a couple of T20I matches against Malaysia on 13th and 14th.
FINAL SQUAD: Paras Khadka (C), Gyanendra Malla (VC), Sarad Veswkar, Basanta Regmi, Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airee, Pradeep Airee, Rohit Kumar Poudel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Pawan Sarraf, Abhinash Bohora, Binod Bhandari, Karan KC, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi.
Reserves: Kushal Bhurtel, Jitendra Mukhiya, Aarif Sheikh and Sushan Bhari.