Nepal cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane has urged fans to fill the stadiums ahead of their tour of Kenya. International cricket will return to Kenya after a decade as they look to revive their glorious past. Kenya and Nepal will square off in five T20 Internationals followed by three one-dayers.
Nepal had a dismal campaign in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 and will hope to turn the table against Kenya. They have picked a well-balanced squad under star leg-spinner Lamichhane.
The Nepal captain is also looking forward to the upcoming bilateral series. In an exclusive video for CricFit, Sandeep Lamichhane said:
“Hi guys this is Sandeep Lamichhane, captain of Nepal cricket team. We are coming to Kenya for the bilateral series against Kenya (comprising) 5 T20 Internationals and 3 One Dayers. We would love to invite you to come and watch the game. Support your favourite team and and enjoy the game. Love to see you in large numbers. Thank you.”
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The much-awaited tour will get underway with the T20Is on August 25 in Nairobi.
Nepal squad for Kenya series
The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against Kenya. Gyanendra Malla, Shahab Alam, and Bibek Yadav marked their comeback to the national team, wicketkeeper Binod Bhandari and opener batter Kushal Bhurtel have been left out from the team.
Squad: Sandeep Lamichhane (Captain), Rohit Paudel (Vice Captain), Aasif Sheikh (Wicker Keeper), Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Dev Khanal, Aadil Alam, Karan KC, Gyanendra Malla, Sompal Kami, Basir Ahamad, Arjun Saud (Wicket Keeper), Pawan Sarraf, Shahab Alam, Kishor Mahato, Bibek Yadav
Reserves: Jitendra Mukhiya, Bhim Sharki, Pratish GC, Hari Shankar Shah