ICC World Cricket League Division Four August 14, 2010

Here's hoping the sun will shine tomorrow

Paras Khadka - Nepal captain
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Paras Khadka - Nepal captain

We arrived here in Italy a week ago, which has been a good move I feel as we’ve got to know the grounds and some of the conditions to expect. Obviously today has been disappointing with the thunderstorms and the fact we couldn’t finish our match against the USA but hopefully we will be able to play tomorrow.

The conditions at the Pianoro ground are different to Bologna and Medicina, as the pitch has concrete base under the artificial surface whereas the other two are sand based. It almost feels slightly uneven but I think we adjusted well to the surface despite losing two wickets early on.

It was obviously not great that Mahesh (Chhetri) and Shakti (Gauchan) didn’t manage to get runs on the board but it was good to see Anil Mandal adding runs just as he has done for us in the warm-up games. He’s been playing really well with the bat, scoring 55 in our first warm-up and 94 in our second, so I’m hoping he keeps this run of form for the tournament.

Sitting around in the rain is never much fun as we all are keen to be playing but we’ve good team dynamic and I like being around boys as we joke and have a good time anyway. Here’s hoping tomorrow will be a brighter day and we can get some cricket in.

Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town

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  • dinesh on September 18, 2010, 14:29 GMT

    keep going nepal.i dont see it would be much longer before you play test matches

  • Rajesh on August 23, 2010, 3:59 GMT

    it's too much guyz we were confident that Nepal will rock but alway badluck only u should rock guyz.

  • pawan on August 18, 2010, 15:17 GMT

    Team Nepal keep rockin'....guyz u r our hope.....u r our pride....dont let us down

  • yusuph gurung on August 18, 2010, 14:13 GMT

    well done guys continue it through all tournament and our nation and we crazy fan of cricket can do proud of you guys but i am little dissapoint by your performance with tanzania you guys have to care in batting,bowling are absolutely amazing anyway i wish you can proved us that you all are deserved to win this tournament by winning all remaining matches.best of luck

  • shalikram on August 17, 2010, 14:41 GMT

    Keep your good effort guys! Nepalese fans are eagerly wating you to see in the higher level of cricket! Wish you for the success in this tournament.

  • Parshu on August 15, 2010, 22:58 GMT

    ITS GETTING EXCITING THESE DAYS WITH NEPAL GETTING QUALIFIED TO HIGHER DIVISIONS.. I M SURE NEPAL IS GONNA WIN THIS DIVISION AS WELL....PS- IF U LET PLAYERS LIKE PRADEEP AIREE TO PLAY MATCHES AND LET HIM SOME PRFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, I M SURE HE WILL HELP US TO QUALIFY FOR WORLD CUP....HE IS YOUNG AND GOT PLANTY OF TIME TO IMPROVE...THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET BACK TO YOU....USE THEM WHEN THEY ARE YOUNG.... GOOD LUCK..M GONNNA COME CHEER U UP WHEREEVER THE WORLDCUP U GONNA PLAY...GO NEPAL!!!!

  • pb on August 15, 2010, 21:20 GMT

    it is nice 2 c nepal winning but our batting really needs to improve.Bowling has never been an issue but our batting has let us down on several occasions. Hopefully our batsman will step up into next match and we will see more convincing win against other teams.

  • subodh on August 15, 2010, 19:43 GMT

    captain minbhawan ma jastai chakka haruko barsaat garnu la..

  • Sandesh Ghimire on August 15, 2010, 17:05 GMT

    Boys Performed well against Italy keep it up for the tournament. We wish our team be the part of ICC world cup 2015.

  • Jashan(India) on August 15, 2010, 16:47 GMT

    Hi Nepal fans, congrats on the win today. Nepal is a truly national team with players coming from Nepal. Best of luck. To spread cricket beyond all limits you can posting on forum's like cricketweb.com. Go Nepal Go

    Also USA impressed big time with a thumping victory. Go US Go

  • dinesh on September 18, 2010, 14:29 GMT

    keep going nepal.i dont see it would be much longer before you play test matches

  • Rajesh on August 23, 2010, 3:59 GMT

    it's too much guyz we were confident that Nepal will rock but alway badluck only u should rock guyz.

  • pawan on August 18, 2010, 15:17 GMT

    Team Nepal keep rockin'....guyz u r our hope.....u r our pride....dont let us down

  • yusuph gurung on August 18, 2010, 14:13 GMT

    well done guys continue it through all tournament and our nation and we crazy fan of cricket can do proud of you guys but i am little dissapoint by your performance with tanzania you guys have to care in batting,bowling are absolutely amazing anyway i wish you can proved us that you all are deserved to win this tournament by winning all remaining matches.best of luck

  • shalikram on August 17, 2010, 14:41 GMT

    Keep your good effort guys! Nepalese fans are eagerly wating you to see in the higher level of cricket! Wish you for the success in this tournament.

  • Parshu on August 15, 2010, 22:58 GMT

    ITS GETTING EXCITING THESE DAYS WITH NEPAL GETTING QUALIFIED TO HIGHER DIVISIONS.. I M SURE NEPAL IS GONNA WIN THIS DIVISION AS WELL....PS- IF U LET PLAYERS LIKE PRADEEP AIREE TO PLAY MATCHES AND LET HIM SOME PRFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, I M SURE HE WILL HELP US TO QUALIFY FOR WORLD CUP....HE IS YOUNG AND GOT PLANTY OF TIME TO IMPROVE...THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET BACK TO YOU....USE THEM WHEN THEY ARE YOUNG.... GOOD LUCK..M GONNNA COME CHEER U UP WHEREEVER THE WORLDCUP U GONNA PLAY...GO NEPAL!!!!

  • pb on August 15, 2010, 21:20 GMT

    it is nice 2 c nepal winning but our batting really needs to improve.Bowling has never been an issue but our batting has let us down on several occasions. Hopefully our batsman will step up into next match and we will see more convincing win against other teams.

  • subodh on August 15, 2010, 19:43 GMT

    captain minbhawan ma jastai chakka haruko barsaat garnu la..

  • Sandesh Ghimire on August 15, 2010, 17:05 GMT

    Boys Performed well against Italy keep it up for the tournament. We wish our team be the part of ICC world cup 2015.

  • Jashan(India) on August 15, 2010, 16:47 GMT

    Hi Nepal fans, congrats on the win today. Nepal is a truly national team with players coming from Nepal. Best of luck. To spread cricket beyond all limits you can posting on forum's like cricketweb.com. Go Nepal Go

    Also USA impressed big time with a thumping victory. Go US Go

  • Ajaya Shiwakoti on August 15, 2010, 16:46 GMT

    Best of luck guys.

  • man can on August 15, 2010, 16:20 GMT

    what an useless batting display against italy. we really needed a good net run rate as the target was too low. but our batsmen failed again. and it is a huge concern. i think mehboob alam had to be sent up the order in a match like this. and look at the strike rate of our players... so disappointing!!! if things get harder on us later due to the net run rate, it is batsmen who is to blame !! bowlers did a wonderful job!!! think about it paras!!

  • man can on August 15, 2010, 16:20 GMT

    what an useless batting display against italy. we really needed a good net run rate as the target was too low. but our batsmen failed again. and it is a huge concern. i think mehboob alam had to be sent up the order in a match like this. and look at the strike rate of our players... so disappointing!!! if things get harder on us later due to the net run rate, it is batsmen who is to blame !! bowlers did a wonderful job!!! think about it paras!!

  • santosh on August 15, 2010, 16:04 GMT

    Guys u made win against host but I'm not satisfied by your game,,5 wickets and 25 overs to chase 72 only....U guys did nice balling but not batting so u need to practice ur balling more.....anyways best of luck

  • Suman on August 15, 2010, 15:12 GMT

    hey guys pleas show your best profemance there its your time. so best of luck we are praying here to your success have a great time and make a history there.

  • Alesh Tamrakar on August 15, 2010, 14:21 GMT

    ya guys play your best cricket i we all hope that nepali team can make up to division 1 and icc qualifiers

  • renish shrestha on August 15, 2010, 12:31 GMT

    LETS PUT UP THE PRIDE OF OUR COUNTRY GUYS YOU ARE THE ONE WHO CAN MAKE THE FAME OF OUR COUNTRY COMMON GUYS BEST OF LUCK

  • Ashish Dahal on August 15, 2010, 11:23 GMT

    Hi guys.I am die hard fan of cricket and make us proud by playing good cricket and bowling well.I know we have good seamers and spin is our strength.So guys never get carried away by staying in Italy.Get to the cricket and everything will come in your way.You guys should write history.

  • milap on August 15, 2010, 11:04 GMT

    want to see Nepal in worldcup

  • niraj tiwari on August 15, 2010, 10:40 GMT

    winner r the winner either it will be in the first attemp or ant attempt ..............i love nepali u player r our pride ..........

  • Pramod Adhikari, Sydney, Australia on August 15, 2010, 9:48 GMT

    Parash and team,

    I wish you guys will shine in today's match and other matches of the tournament. You guys can make our country proud. Good luck...

  • Bijay Mishra on August 15, 2010, 8:49 GMT

    Nepal is going to win this tournament. My Wishes are with whole Nepalese team. Keep on guys. rock The nation. We need a great victory and reason to celebrate.

  • Nima on August 15, 2010, 8:30 GMT

    Hi me from nepal i like nepal team and i hope division four winner is nepal. So good luck ..... Our guys

  • Ananta on August 15, 2010, 8:05 GMT

    Guys, Its all your days..there is no better team then Nepal in this tournament....we are back home, expecting nothing less then Chairmanship Trophy!!

  • Bipin Acharya on August 15, 2010, 7:45 GMT

    WIsh u all da best folks and make us proud

  • sujan shrestha on August 15, 2010, 7:16 GMT

    sure it will n we will win .

  • satish tripathi on August 15, 2010, 6:27 GMT

    Gud luck guys! U all have the strength to show the Nepal's potential in cricet.So prove urselves, our wishes and supports are alws with u!

  • Suraj Prakash Aryal on August 15, 2010, 6:02 GMT

    Good Paras.. We are looking for a good game from our team... Keep on Rocking... We are always praying for a victory.. in every game!!

  • Pramod on August 15, 2010, 5:21 GMT

    Ya, Team Nepal will shine and will make us proud

  • Pramod on August 15, 2010, 5:09 GMT

    Ya, Team Nepal will shine and will make us proud

  • dipendra on August 15, 2010, 4:55 GMT

    good luck paras. despite of losing two quick wickets nepal came back on game thats good sign keep it up......................

  • Jashan(India) on August 15, 2010, 4:53 GMT

    Best of luck Nepal & USA. Go and get through to Div 3 finally getting into World Cup

  • Bal Dev on August 15, 2010, 4:18 GMT

    Keep your good effort guys! Nepalese fans are eagerly wating you to see in the higher level of cricket! Wish you for the success in this tournament.

  • subedi on August 15, 2010, 3:56 GMT

    May the rain proves a blessing in disguise for the Nepalese team. Best of Luck to Nepal.

  • ravi raj devkota on August 15, 2010, 3:19 GMT

    its always pleasing to read your blog paras dai.we have tremendous amount of talent in this team, we fan like to see you guys prove it in italy because for nepal cricket is not just a game, its way of life..best of luck....

  • Amrit K Bhandari on August 15, 2010, 3:06 GMT

    Paras,yesterday all of the matches were called off so no to worry,hope today will be different, go for win.................................

  • Sundar Pandey on August 15, 2010, 2:35 GMT

    Along with the Sunrise, the Nepalese team will rise up and glare against its opponents.

  • Om on August 14, 2010, 22:45 GMT

    Good Luck and hope you all do better. Do not get stressed. Enjoy your games.

  • Nimi on August 14, 2010, 22:33 GMT

    Nepal I hope you win all wcl divisions at the 2015 qualifier. You are the next big thing after Ireland and Afghanistan

  • Saroj Khanal on August 14, 2010, 19:28 GMT

    Sun will definitely shine for Nepalese team.... Good luck guys...

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  • Saroj Khanal on August 14, 2010, 19:28 GMT

    Sun will definitely shine for Nepalese team.... Good luck guys...

  • Nimi on August 14, 2010, 22:33 GMT

    Nepal I hope you win all wcl divisions at the 2015 qualifier. You are the next big thing after Ireland and Afghanistan

  • Om on August 14, 2010, 22:45 GMT

    Good Luck and hope you all do better. Do not get stressed. Enjoy your games.

  • Sundar Pandey on August 15, 2010, 2:35 GMT

    Along with the Sunrise, the Nepalese team will rise up and glare against its opponents.

  • Amrit K Bhandari on August 15, 2010, 3:06 GMT

    Paras,yesterday all of the matches were called off so no to worry,hope today will be different, go for win.................................

  • ravi raj devkota on August 15, 2010, 3:19 GMT

    its always pleasing to read your blog paras dai.we have tremendous amount of talent in this team, we fan like to see you guys prove it in italy because for nepal cricket is not just a game, its way of life..best of luck....

  • subedi on August 15, 2010, 3:56 GMT

    May the rain proves a blessing in disguise for the Nepalese team. Best of Luck to Nepal.

  • Bal Dev on August 15, 2010, 4:18 GMT

    Keep your good effort guys! Nepalese fans are eagerly wating you to see in the higher level of cricket! Wish you for the success in this tournament.

  • Jashan(India) on August 15, 2010, 4:53 GMT

    Best of luck Nepal & USA. Go and get through to Div 3 finally getting into World Cup

  • dipendra on August 15, 2010, 4:55 GMT

    good luck paras. despite of losing two quick wickets nepal came back on game thats good sign keep it up......................