ICC World Cricket League Division Four August 18, 2010

Nepal back on track

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Paras Khadka - Nepal captain
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Paras Khadka - Nepal captain

After two disappointing batting displays by the side I feel that we’re back on the road to recovery with our performance today. The batsmen showed what we are capable of but we are by no means the finished article and there is still room for improvement in all aspects of our game.

I think our openers did well today, Anil and Mahesh put the runs on the board and then when I joined Pradeep at the crease I felt we were a good settled unit. I was particularly pleased with Pradeep today who made his debut for the side. He showed good maturity for a 17-year-old to grind out his 38 not out and I hope he continues to do well.

I still think our ground fielding needs to improve and it may be a case of going back to basics with that too and making sure we’re quick on our reactions when it comes to claiming catches in the field.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s match which could well be a do-or-die game against the USA. It’s time for us to bring our ‘A’ game against them, we’ve played three times and I hope tomorrow is a positive as today’s outcome. We still need to remain focused and remember the three key skills I talked about yesterday – batting, bowling and fielding.

Sorry to keep it short guys, I’m off for an early night after a long day!

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  • Suresh Rauniyar on February 7, 2011, 7:12 GMT

    We just want Nepal to be in World Cup. I believe this could be happened in WC 2015....

  • aashish devkota on September 7, 2010, 8:08 GMT

    we are not still looser .we can have qualified to divison 3.But players like Mehboob Alam and paras khadhaka .But they do careless in their job .so they should play with mind and effort .Next time i am hopeful they can win .Best of luckkkkkkkkkkkkk motherland Nepaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllll.

  • janesh thapa on September 7, 2010, 6:42 GMT

    perhaps Nepal is better than italy.Nepal must climb division 3 but we r not so lucky.

  • Paritosh on August 29, 2010, 3:49 GMT

    We still have a chance to play World cup 2015..Infact every team in from division I to division 8 can still qualify for the world cup..Nepal will have their chance when they play their next division 4 tournament probably around 2013 to move to division 3 and subsequently to division 2 and to the world cup...So there's still a hope for Nepali fans...

  • prashant ojha on August 23, 2010, 8:12 GMT

    good.keep going like this make us supporters of 2015 world cup of nepal...jai nepal

  • Anil Katwal on August 22, 2010, 0:55 GMT

    Small mistake against a weak country Tanzania stopped us to upgrade on division 3.Its so dissapointing.Now who is responsible of it , Captain Paras or Coach Roy Luk Dias??????

  • pradip bhandari on August 21, 2010, 10:00 GMT

    do we still have chance to play 2015 wc? i heard some guys are saying we still have chance!! can anyone please clear it

  • Kisna on August 20, 2010, 16:09 GMT

    I don think neps battin line is going well its nt da gud battin wid tanzania n its nt ny1 nepalese criket fans hav xpected battin

  • Paritosh on August 20, 2010, 13:57 GMT

    Why Nepal keeps on changing their batting lineup? Why they poke around with winning combination...Why was Alam dropped for USA game?? Was he unfit? Why is Shakti Gauchan playing on the side?? He seems like he knows only to defend. He is only good for test cricket. And why was Pradeep Aire pushed down in a match against USA after he played so well in No. 3 position in the previous game...I think Paras has lost his mind or Is Dias pressuring him to do so??

  • Raju Man Singh on August 20, 2010, 13:31 GMT

    You people are the only lots in sport circle who are providing the Nepalese worldwide a sentiment of "my Nepal, my pride". Always give your best for the country. Do not worry about the results. I mean to say if you are giving your best then the result will definitely be positive. Convey my love & regards to Mr Raeesh Thapa (motey) & all other team members.

  • Suresh Rauniyar on February 7, 2011, 7:12 GMT

    We just want Nepal to be in World Cup. I believe this could be happened in WC 2015....

  • aashish devkota on September 7, 2010, 8:08 GMT

    we are not still looser .we can have qualified to divison 3.But players like Mehboob Alam and paras khadhaka .But they do careless in their job .so they should play with mind and effort .Next time i am hopeful they can win .Best of luckkkkkkkkkkkkk motherland Nepaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllll.

  • janesh thapa on September 7, 2010, 6:42 GMT

    perhaps Nepal is better than italy.Nepal must climb division 3 but we r not so lucky.

  • Paritosh on August 29, 2010, 3:49 GMT

    We still have a chance to play World cup 2015..Infact every team in from division I to division 8 can still qualify for the world cup..Nepal will have their chance when they play their next division 4 tournament probably around 2013 to move to division 3 and subsequently to division 2 and to the world cup...So there's still a hope for Nepali fans...

  • prashant ojha on August 23, 2010, 8:12 GMT

    good.keep going like this make us supporters of 2015 world cup of nepal...jai nepal

  • Anil Katwal on August 22, 2010, 0:55 GMT

    Small mistake against a weak country Tanzania stopped us to upgrade on division 3.Its so dissapointing.Now who is responsible of it , Captain Paras or Coach Roy Luk Dias??????

  • pradip bhandari on August 21, 2010, 10:00 GMT

    do we still have chance to play 2015 wc? i heard some guys are saying we still have chance!! can anyone please clear it

  • Kisna on August 20, 2010, 16:09 GMT

    I don think neps battin line is going well its nt da gud battin wid tanzania n its nt ny1 nepalese criket fans hav xpected battin

  • Paritosh on August 20, 2010, 13:57 GMT

    Why Nepal keeps on changing their batting lineup? Why they poke around with winning combination...Why was Alam dropped for USA game?? Was he unfit? Why is Shakti Gauchan playing on the side?? He seems like he knows only to defend. He is only good for test cricket. And why was Pradeep Aire pushed down in a match against USA after he played so well in No. 3 position in the previous game...I think Paras has lost his mind or Is Dias pressuring him to do so??

  • Raju Man Singh on August 20, 2010, 13:31 GMT

    You people are the only lots in sport circle who are providing the Nepalese worldwide a sentiment of "my Nepal, my pride". Always give your best for the country. Do not worry about the results. I mean to say if you are giving your best then the result will definitely be positive. Convey my love & regards to Mr Raeesh Thapa (motey) & all other team members.

  • Narayan Shrestha on August 20, 2010, 12:58 GMT

    from long time i m waiting to our nepali team play in World cup mataches............still not enough.......still waiting....but still keep hope..................

  • Injot, Kolding Denmark on August 19, 2010, 12:39 GMT

    This is the great performance by Nepal, just more focused on Batting...Best of luck Nepal.

  • AV on August 19, 2010, 8:10 GMT

    nice victory!!!!but USA will b a tough opposition..looking 4ward to see u people play well n hope dat boys will show character in upcoming matches...

  • Rishikesh Neupane on August 19, 2010, 6:03 GMT

    well done Paras..keep it up..and forget that lost match and be hopeful for match against US. Yesterday's batting line-up was good. Please keep same line-up and suggest Anil to play an attacking game beacause US can chase runs less than 250. And Shakti's place should be after Alam so that Alam can play freely if a good defender is boyond him. All the best for toda's game. Hope you will not give us chance to be sad.

  • saral on August 19, 2010, 5:04 GMT

    That was indeed a great batting performance. chasing down such score with relative ease and plenty of wickets and overs to spare.Congrats. The job however isn't over yet. All the best for the remaining matches. Hope the batting comes good as it did on this occasion. The bowling it always is good hoping that it remains the same or even better.

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  • saral on August 19, 2010, 5:04 GMT

    That was indeed a great batting performance. chasing down such score with relative ease and plenty of wickets and overs to spare.Congrats. The job however isn't over yet. All the best for the remaining matches. Hope the batting comes good as it did on this occasion. The bowling it always is good hoping that it remains the same or even better.

  • Rishikesh Neupane on August 19, 2010, 6:03 GMT

    well done Paras..keep it up..and forget that lost match and be hopeful for match against US. Yesterday's batting line-up was good. Please keep same line-up and suggest Anil to play an attacking game beacause US can chase runs less than 250. And Shakti's place should be after Alam so that Alam can play freely if a good defender is boyond him. All the best for toda's game. Hope you will not give us chance to be sad.

  • AV on August 19, 2010, 8:10 GMT

    nice victory!!!!but USA will b a tough opposition..looking 4ward to see u people play well n hope dat boys will show character in upcoming matches...

  • Injot, Kolding Denmark on August 19, 2010, 12:39 GMT

    This is the great performance by Nepal, just more focused on Batting...Best of luck Nepal.

  • Narayan Shrestha on August 20, 2010, 12:58 GMT

    from long time i m waiting to our nepali team play in World cup mataches............still not enough.......still waiting....but still keep hope..................

  • Raju Man Singh on August 20, 2010, 13:31 GMT

    You people are the only lots in sport circle who are providing the Nepalese worldwide a sentiment of "my Nepal, my pride". Always give your best for the country. Do not worry about the results. I mean to say if you are giving your best then the result will definitely be positive. Convey my love & regards to Mr Raeesh Thapa (motey) & all other team members.

  • Paritosh on August 20, 2010, 13:57 GMT

    Why Nepal keeps on changing their batting lineup? Why they poke around with winning combination...Why was Alam dropped for USA game?? Was he unfit? Why is Shakti Gauchan playing on the side?? He seems like he knows only to defend. He is only good for test cricket. And why was Pradeep Aire pushed down in a match against USA after he played so well in No. 3 position in the previous game...I think Paras has lost his mind or Is Dias pressuring him to do so??

  • Kisna on August 20, 2010, 16:09 GMT

    I don think neps battin line is going well its nt da gud battin wid tanzania n its nt ny1 nepalese criket fans hav xpected battin

  • pradip bhandari on August 21, 2010, 10:00 GMT

    do we still have chance to play 2015 wc? i heard some guys are saying we still have chance!! can anyone please clear it

  • Anil Katwal on August 22, 2010, 0:55 GMT

    Small mistake against a weak country Tanzania stopped us to upgrade on division 3.Its so dissapointing.Now who is responsible of it , Captain Paras or Coach Roy Luk Dias??????