Kathmandu: Nepal clinched a historic victory over Oman in the ICC World Cup Cricket League-2. Nepal Cricket Association (CAN) has suggested that Nepal Cricket Association (CAN) should take initiative to provide international experience to Nepali players.
During the tri-nation tour of Oman, Nepal won two games and lost two games. Performance also improved as new faces made room on the tour. Young players like captain Gyanendra Malla, Asif Sheikh and Kushal Bhurtel performed memorably. Nepal also defeated Oman for the first time in ODI cricket. Captain Gyanendra also completed the fourth half century of his ODI career. He became the first Nepali batsman to hit four fifties.
Captain Gyanendra Malla said that he was happy with the performance of the young players. Malla said that homework is necessary to continue the success.
On the other hand, coach Dav Whatmore, who resigned from the post of coach, said that the Nepali team would do better if it got more international experience. Whatmore said that the future of Nepali cricket is good but the Nepal Cricket Association should give experience to the players by organizing as many games as possible. He pointed out that Nepal needs to play with a strong team to rise above its capacity.
During the tour of Oman, Nepal defeated USA by five wickets in the first match and Oman by five wickets in the first match. In the second match against USA, Nepal lost by 6 wickets. Nepal has risen to the fourth position in the table after winning the eighth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
With eight points from eight games, Oman is at the top with 20 points from 13 games. The United States is in second place with 14 points from 15 games, while Scotland is in third place with nine points from eight games. Namibia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Papua New Guinea (PNG) are ranked fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.