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Nepal is all set to play their first practice match of the UK tour today. They will be facing Hampshire Hogs Cricket Club in mean while, starting from 12:00pm (Local time) , 4:45pm (NST). It will be 50 overs per side match. It will be perfect chance for visitor to accommodate to the condition before all important fixture against MCC and Netherlands. Following the today’s match, Nepal have 3 more practice matches (2 T20s&1 ODI).
Nepal had already announced their full strength squad with youngsters and some veteran players returning back to the national squad. Nepal’s mixture of youth and experience players will be eagerly waiting to showcase their talent in global stage as they are all set to play their first ever ODI match against Netherlands, after claiming ODI status 4 months back in Zimbabwe.
Nepal squad –
Paras Khadka (Captain), Anil Kumar Sah, Basant Regmi, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gyanendra Malla, Karan KC, Lalit Bhandari, Lalit Rajbanshi, Arif Sheikh, Rohit Paudel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shakti Gauchan, Sharad Vesawkar, Sompal Kami & Subash Khakurel.
Hampshire Hogs Cricket Club –
It will be great honor for Hampshire Hogs Cricket Club to host international side after a long time. It is a club founded in 1877. As per the information we gained from their technical analyst, their top 5 key players are –
Harry Fisher – brilliant young wicket keeper bat.
Ollie Cox – just back from South Africa.
Archie Knight – lots of runs for Oxford University.
Miles Covers – fast fast fast and hits it hard.
Tom Boucher – lots of runs up the order – loves it quick.
Alex Halliday was named as a captain of the side.
Meanwhile, Nepal won the toss and opted to bat first.
Nepal Playing XI