Nepal cricket is top among the associates and may be the next Afghanistan of the cricketing world.Rise and rise of cricket Nepal is catching the eye of the whole world.
One of the main reason of this rise of Nepal is their brilliant young talent getting into the field. Sandeep Lamichhane, one the greatest star of Nepal Cricket is already leading the world at the age of just 19.Besides him, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aarif Sheikh, Pawan Sarraf are some young guns for the team as well.
Above mentioned players are already set for the national team.Beside these players there are some hidden gems in Nepal Cricket which will sooner be exposed in the international field.
In this article, We are presenting you the top 3 brilliant young talents of Nepal cricket:
1. Rashid Khan
Don’t be confuse with the name, if you follow domestic leagues of Nepal you might be well know of Nepalese player, Rashid Khan.
Right-arm medium pace bowler Rashid has a great impact in domestic leagues like Everest premier League, Pokhara Premier League and Dhangadi Premier League.He is also the part of Nepal U-19 team yet to debut for the senior side in ODI.
Recently, he played his one and only T20I from National side in South Asian Games 2019 against Bhutan. Although he didn’t pick any wicket for the team in his very first match, his economy was quite brilliant.Fulfilling his quota of four overs he conceded just 19 runs.
Talking his stats in domestic leagues, he plays for Pokhara Paltan in Pokhara Premier League, Lalitpur Patriots in Everest Premier League and Kathmandu Goldens in Dhangadhi Premier league.
In 2019 season of Dhangadhi Premier League, he bowled 15 overs conceding 83 runs with five wickets in five matches.Similarly in PPL, he was able to grab 7 wickets in 6 matches.
He is one of the brilliant bowler in domestic leagues and can be the key for the national side as well in the future.
2. Bhim Sharki
Bhim Sharki also known as Jonty Rhodes of Nepal is one of the best young player of Nepal Cricket. His technical and powerful batting has impressed every franchise of domestic leagues.His excellent eye in fielding is bonus from him as well.
Right handed,18 years old Bhim is yet to debut from national side. His brilliant performance in domestic leagues is catching everyone’s eye.
In 2019 edition of Pokhara Premier League he score 106 runs in 6 matches with the strike rate of around 110. His brilliant fielding in every match is quite impressive.
Jonty Rhodes on catch by Bhim Sharki in Dhangadhi Premier League:
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) February 12, 2019
Bhim Sharki is ready to boom in the national side as well if he got chance to debut for senior team.
3. Kushal Malla
There is a saying: A good coach can change a game, A great coach can change a life. Similar case applies to our young gem Kushal Malla.
A 16 year young left handed all-rounder, Kushal Malla is already leaving his foot prints in Nepal Cricket. Produced from the academy of legend Shakti Gauchan, Malla already name a world record in cricket field. He became the youngest player to score half-century in international cricket.
Peter Della Penna on twitter after world record from Kushal Malla:
15 year old batsman Kushal Malla is front page news all around Nepal this morning after his record setting maiden ODI 50 yesterday in win over USA. pic.twitter.com/Zr4V02Q6zB
— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) February 9, 2020
No doubt that these players would be leading the senior side of Nepal Cricket in different mega events of ICC in future.