Nepal will kick off its Asian Games campaign against Singapore on September 19.©
Spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, who is currently out on bail over an alleged rape case, has been included in the Nepal Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, with Rohit Paudel set to lead the side. Nepal’s Asian Games squad has witnessed a lot of changes since their last T20I appearance against Kenya in 2022. Experienced batsman Gyanendra Malla has hung up his boots, while batters Arjun Saud, Pawan Sarraf, Mohammad Aadil Alam, Basir Ahamad and Aarif Sheikh those are. absent from the 15-man squad.
Aasif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel and Dipendra Singh Airee will set up the top order while Kushal Malla and Binod Bhandari will further strengthen their batting unit.
In terms of the bowling department, Karan KC will lead the pace attack along with Sompal Kami, Gulshan Jha, Abinash Bohara and Bibek Yadav.
The spin department consists of Lalit Rajbanshi and Sandeep Lamichhane, while Dipendra Singh Airee and Kushal Malla provide the team with further depth and variety of options.
Nepal will kick off its Asian Games campaign against Singapore on September 19.
Nepal men’s team for the Asian Games: Rohit Paudel (capt), Aasif Sheikh (wk), Kushal Bhurtel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, Binod Bhandari, Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Gulshan Jha, Abinash Bohara, Bibek Yadav, Pratis GC, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sundeep Jora.
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