"Our batting line up needs a change" , Cricket Experts' say
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Nepali cricket team has already reached Zimabwe to participate the ICC World Cup Qualifiers which is expected to determine the fate and future of Nepali cricket. Nepal was lucky in previous tournament ICC WCL Division II to qualify for the World Cup Qualifiers with Karan KC's late cameo.Going through the batting order of ICC WCL Division II, Nepal must change the batting order to produce fruitful runs on the board. This order might change the depth of batting for Nepali cricket:
Left handed wicketkeeper batsman Dilip Nath has an ability to build long inning. He isundoubtedly a prospective opener for Nepal as he also shows his patience on his game.
Rohit K Paudel
ICC WCL Division II was another showRohit K Paudel grabbed the spotlight after his brilliant performance in ACC U19 Asia Cup and Everest Premier League. His aggression can be fruitful to Nepal's side to score more runs in the powerplay (0.1 to 10.0 overs). Nepal has to take a chance upon Rohit to open the inning with aggression. His brilliant hitting against Indian rising pace star Kamlesh Nagarkoti was a joy to watch.
Paras Khadka no doubt is an one man army, he does not need any adjetives to describe. He best fits at this position with some aggression along with prospects of building a long inning.
Gyanendra Malla is the most technical batsman in the team with lots of prospects in his batting. But, experimenting him with opening won't let him play his original game. He is a best fit for this position with his classical shots and strike rotations. He can build a long inning and keep the scoreboard moving from this position.
Dipendra Singh Airee
Dipendra Singh Airee is another young player with lots of prospects. He can hit big shots, he can build inning, Dipendra Singh Airee should bat at this position. All of us have a strong hope on DS Airee.
He is one of the most experienced players in the team widely renowned as the "Best Finisher". He has played so many wonderful innings that have saved Nepal from huge losses. He still has lot to contribute for Nepal's side as a finisher.
Aarif Sheikh / Anil Sah
Aarif is one of the players who has lots of potential yet has not cashed in several occasions. Anil Sah even can play big shots to keep the scoreboard moving. Either Aarif Sheikh or Anil Sah can be the option for this position depending upon the need.
Along with his bowling ability, this pace sensation can really bat very well as well. He has shown in several occasions with some big shots during the need for the team. Sompal Kami fits this position.
His miraculous inning can never be forgotton in Nepalese cricket history in years to come. Along with his bowling, he is also able to bat. Karan KC batting at this position lengthens the batting order.
Left handed spinnerBasanta Regmi is another most experienced player in the team. Along with his wicket taking ability, he has also done brilliant work with his bat leading Nepal towards victory under pressure situations in several occasions.
He is the most talented player Nepal is lucky to have, enlisted in the squad of Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2018. He was Man of the Series in the recent tournament ICC WCL Division II. It was an wonder to watch, this young bowler facing 15 balls in that stage against Canada giving strikes to Karan KC.
Shakti Gauchan; who is the most experienced player in team, sitting in the bench means Nepal losing a position of a rising cricketer. This was one of the bad decisions made in ICC World Cricket League Division II. A young player could atleast share the dressing room with senior players, feel the pressure, get motivated, gain exposure. If Nepali Team really wants Shakti Gauchan in the team, with due respect he has to be taken in the tour as a bowling coach not as a player who sits on the bench.