Nepal has unveiled its ODI squad for the upcoming Asia Cup, led by Rohit Paudel. The squad features the exciting talent of uncapped offspinner Mousom Dhakal, who impressed during the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup. Dhakal’s inclusion is based on his recent performance, adding depth to the team’s bowling arsenal. Additionally, Sundeep Jora, who missed out on the World Cup Qualifier, strengthens the batting lineup. With a well-balanced squad of experienced players and emerging talents, Nepal looks poised for a promising campaign in the Asia Cup.
The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has announced the final squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023.— CAN (@CricketNep) August 14, 2023
The Nepal team will go through a week-long preparation camp in Pakistan, where the team will train and play matches against PCB-designated teams. pic.twitter.com/yWt4ZDyogx
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Key Players in Nepal’s ODI Squad
Sompal Kami, Karan KC, and Sandeep Lamichhane are notable bowlers in Nepal’s ODI squad. Their presence adds depth and variety to the team’s bowling attack. However, the impact of Mousom Dhakal’s inclusion cannot be overlooked. Dhakal, an uncapped offspinner, has shown promise in the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup, where he picked up two wickets in Nepal’s only win against UAE A. His recent performance earned him a spot in the ODI squad, and his presence will provide another spin option for the team. Another key player in the squad is Sundeep Jora, known for his batting prowess. Jora’s contribution in the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup, where he played a crucial innings of 24 runs in Nepal’s successful chase, showcases his ability to strengthen the batting lineup. His inclusion will provide added stability and firepower to the team’s middle order. With the combination of experienced players and uncapped talents, Nepal’s ODI squad appears to be well-balanced and ready to compete in the Asia Cup.
Impact of Mousom Dhakal’s Inclusion
Mousom Dhakal’s inclusion in the squad brings a fresh talent and adds depth to the team’s bowling options. As an uncapped offspinner, Dhakal has the potential to make a significant impact on Nepal’s bowling attack. Although he is yet to play top-level international cricket, Dhakal’s recent performance in the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup earned him a spot in the ODI squad. With his selection based on merit, Dhakal now has the opportunity to showcase his skills on a bigger stage. His role in the team will be crucial in providing variety and control in the bowling department. If Dhakal can replicate his success in the Emerging Cup, he has the potential to become a key asset for Nepal and contribute to their success in the upcoming Asia Cup.
Sundeep Jora: Strengthening the Batting Lineup
Sundeep Jora’s inclusion in the Nepalese ODI squad strengthens the batting lineup with his impressive contributions in the ACC Men’s Emerging Cup. Jora played a crucial role in Nepal’s successful chase of 158 against UAE A, contributing a quickfire 24 off just 15 balls. His ability to score runs at a brisk pace makes him a valuable asset in the middle order. Along with Mousom Dhakal’s performance with the ball, Jora’s inclusion adds depth to Nepal’s batting unit. Dhakal, an uncapped offspinner, showcased his potential by picking up two wickets in Nepal’s only win against UAE A. His recent performance earned him a spot in the squad, and his spin bowling skills will provide an additional dimension to the team’s bowling attack. The inclusion of both Jora and Dhakal brings a balance to the squad and enhances Nepal’s chances in the upcoming Asia Cup.
Nepal Asia Cup 2023 Squad
Below is the complete Nepal Asia Cup Squad 2023.
Rohit Paudel (capt), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud