ICC World Cricket League Division Four August 18, 2010

Nepal back on track

Paras Khadka - Nepal captain

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!