August 14, 2010

ICC World Cricket League Division Four

Here's hoping the sun will shine tomorrow

Liam Brickhill

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.

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Posted by dinesh on (September 18, 2010, 14:29 GMT)

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

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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

Posted by 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

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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!!!!

Posted by 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.

Posted by subodh on (August 15, 2010, 19:43 GMT)

captain minbhawan ma jastai chakka haruko barsaat garnu la..

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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

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