With all the agony of stats as well as records, the cricket world cup begins today with all flares and glories. A colorful world cup for the champion nations of the world, we can define this edition of world cup as a limited or an elite edition with minnows Afghanistan representing the pain of the infant ODI nations.
The drama and emotions are suppose to break the all time records with conditions in England suited for the gunners and bosses smacking the ball all around the parks.
Let it either be the viscous English opening pair or the West Indian big boys; the stage is set and we are ready to have one great show in the elite broadcast of the Royal Cup of cricket. The entertainment level of the world series of 2019 is certainly gonna be one for ages as the photo shoot of the teams captain after they reached England described the changed pattern of the long sofa with few attendants.
The tweets of the former as well as current players regarding the exclusion of the low ranked and less facilitate teams provided a great advert and engagement prior to the marketing of the actual event. So, the exclusion formula worked in favor of the International Cricket Council.
The current world cup that is hours away before commencement is the 12th edition of the global event of cricket. Although , it is the 1st world cup without the test playing as well as associate nations but still it is likely to be watched from the excluded world too.
Amidst of all pain and frustrations, the broadcasters would certainly enjoy the viewership but wouldn’t it be great for people of Zimbabwe, Scotland, Netherlands, USA, UAE and Nepal to see their national flag being waved at the Oval, Birmingham, Southampton and Lord’s. Imagine the viewership and followers that the short visioned committee of the International Cricket Council would get. It’s not only a set back for the excluded teams but also for the history of the game that is supposed to get expanded and compete with Football all over the world.
Trying to keep every garbage that has been implanted by the superior governing body of cricket and write few words in favor of the world cup, we will look forward to see the young talents like Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada to spread their magic as the spearheads of their respected nation. The immaculate line and lengths as well as pin point yorkers would certainly take everyone of us to the early 90’s.
Similarly, The crisp cover drive of both Virat Kohli and Babar Azam would be pleasant to the eyes. The Du Plesis up and over shot and Butler’s scoop would definitely set the tone for the upcoming matches in world cup. Although the countdown has came to an end and the kick off is just few hours away, the faded world cup is not as exciting as it should be. let the reality be hidden and virtual truth get over the event to a success.
We hope to get more inclusions in the upcoming events. As most of the names would seem missing in the last two paragraphs, the pain is same for the non inclusive nations too, hope we all would get some positive effect out of it. Let Cricket bless all of us and let the super power and all powerful almighty bless the followers of this beautiful game.
National player Mehboob Alam is appointed as a head coach of Patriotic Cricket Training Centre (PCTC) on Thursday.
PCTC — which is under construction in Damak Jhapa — announced Mehboob as their coach. PCTC is currently under construction in Damak, Jhapa with 2.2 millions estimated budget. Mehboob who holds the record of taking all the 10 wickets in an innings will be giving training in this training centre as a full-time coach.
On-going construction of PCTC
“My motives behind joining this academy is to contribute for the welfare of cricket in eastern region. I will put all my knowledge and experience into the boys and try to produce maximum good players. I will like to thank Patriotic centre for showing faith on me”, Mehboob Alam said after confirming the deal with the centre. “We are very happy to welome Mehboob as our coach, his input will surely come good for us”, Abish Khanal, founding member of PCTC said.
“Pretty excited to have Mehboob as our coach. This will encourage many kids to pick bat and ball in this area”, another founding member, Dipesh Rimal added.
CYC Attariya’s Sunny Patel went all-round to hammer Mahendranagar United by three-wicket to lift the title of Dhangadhi Premier League 2019 on Saturday.
United posted decent 123 all out in 20 overs after electing to bat first. Sunny Patel shone under pressure for Attariya and reached 127-7 in 19.5 overs.
Patel, who was adjudged as both player of the match and player of the series, scored 26- ball 47 hitting three sixes and fours respectively. Opener Jaykishan Kolsawala was their second best run-scorer with 30 runs off 27 balls.
Skipper Dipendra Airee contributed 17 runs facing 35 balls that included a four.
Sagar Dhakal (2 for 17) and Mohammad Naveed (2 for 19) picked two scalps apiece for United.
Earlier, wicket-keeper batsman Dilip Nath scored 43 runs from 41 balls for United including five fours and a six. Kushal Malla smashed two sixes and a four on his way of scoring 25 runs off 22 balls. Rohit Kumar Paudel was their next best with 20- ball 24.
Dipendra Rawat and Airee picked maximum two wickets each for Attariya whereas Patel chipped in with a wicket to his name.
When words certainly storm in; when you sit back all of a sudden, in the chair that always belonged to you, why not gather some of them and put such juggles of mind straight into something extraordinary?
Let’s take ourselves to 2012, a year that was more dramatic than the previous year in which a mixture of experienced and youth Indian side rocked themselves back in the world stage of cricket after 28 years since their 1st triumph. It was the year when earth was supposed to expire as per the promotional taunt by a movie in 2009 that yielded 600 Million USD in world’s box office chart.
2012 was also a year in which cricket faced adieu from some prolific names to have ever played this beautiful game. Right on the top comes, the God or The Real GOAT of cricket, little master, Sachin Tendulkar who had a mammoth 18,426 One Day international behind his name with a swashbuckling average of 44.83 an a century list of 49 retired from limited overs cricket.
Similarly Ricky Ponting, the 2 time World cup winning captain of Australia as well as one of the best batsmen of his era hanged his boots in the same year with 30 International centuries and scintillating average of 42.00 behind his name.
Likewise, 2 of the cemented pillars of a golden era of Indian cricket led by Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman both bid goodbye to cricket with so many classical memories of batting long in the 22 yards. Their most stay together were in India’s Test triumph in 2001 and 2003 over mighty Australians of an era filled with champion players.
At last but not the least, the speed star, who not only topped 90 mph regularly but also was one of the gentlemen of the game, Brett Lee, retired in the same year like all the above mentioned legends with an impressive wickets tally of 380 after playing 12 years of competitive cricket. This modern great had an economy of 4.76 and strike rate under 30.
A strange thing contrasted history in 2012/2013 some 6482.79 miles away from legendary Lee’s city New South Wales, a strange actioned and late momentum gainer quickie caught the eye of John Wright, ex- Indian Coach in Pune in their domestic T20 league named as Syed Musthaq Ali T20 Championship.
John was scouting young talents in domestic leagues wherever Mumbai were featuring and luckily for this pace bowler, his unique run up as well as the pace he generated during his follow through convinced John Wright that he founded what he was looking after.
And the rest is History as all of us are lucky enough to witness some classical in-swingers as well as spot on Yorkers from the spearhead of modern generation of Indian fast bowling.
Jaspreet Bumrah is a perfect example of hard work and dedication of this Kohli era in Indian cricket. There are thousands of stories that people have jotted in Bumrah’s praise but something that fascinated me in particular was an episode in a YouTube channel named What the Duck in which Bumrah mentioned how Tendulkar’s input stating that,” Bowl Against the Batsmen not against a name” made his vision clear at the highest level to gather all his focus in a nervous state of mind.
Be it his 1st game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore where he was finding it difficult to find his mark early on but as the game progressed he got even better and at the end he scalped 3 victims with one that he still remembers, the price scalp of Virat Kohli, the modern maestro with the bat.
After that there was no looking around as he landed on Australian soil where he mastered his art of death bowling and got praise from, then captain, M.S. Dhoni, who stated that Bumrah was the find of that particular tour.
The Bumarh story got fairy-tale chapters as made his bowling talk rather than his action on and off field. His planning for each individual batsmen is a lesson provided to him by the ex- Kiwi pacer, a flamboyant Yorker specialist of his era, Shane Bond. Lasith Malinga too played a vital part in his grooming but credit must go to the hunger of the youngster who grabbed the opportunity provided to him to represent his nation with both of his hands.
The real treat of T20 into test cricket got into the eyeballs of many pundits when Jasprit Bumrah made his test debut in 2018 after breaking the barriers and belief of many that he was just a specialist in limited overs cricket.
His astounding career began with the price wicket of AB De Villiers and since then he has picked up 48 wickets in the 9 Test matches he has featured making, him the most successful Indian bowler with most wickets in debutant year. He surpassed Dilip Doshi who held this record with 40 wickets in 1979 AD.
Jasprit Bumrah is also 3rd in the list of most wickets in a debut year in Test Cricket with a strike rate of 21.02 proves his venom in Test cricket just behind the great Curtly Ambrose as ,Rajneesh Gupta, presented his mind boggling stats in www.rediff.com
As world cup just few months away from all of us, Jasprit Bumrah holds the key for India’s fast bowling unit to make an impact in the land that offers a lot for the right pace and length hitting bowlers.
A contrast of the 90’s when India were praised because of the batting powerhouse they possessed, this era is all about India’s pace attack led by Jasprit Bumrah and followed by Ishant Sharma, Bhuwaneshwor Kumar, Mohammad Shami, India will look to dominate in this Golden era of India’s fast bowling.
Aakash Chopra in his YouTube channel #AakashVani mentioned a frequent time that Jasprit Bumrah is the Virat Kohli of India’s bowling department, to some extent if we look that in a bigger picture, soon Jasprit Bumrah with his hunger as well as ever improving mentality, could be the Courtney Walsh of modern generation.
This is not an end to a Jasprit Bumrah story but a start of a new generation in cricket which is supposed to be a bowler’s dominating era like in the 90’s. The pictures are yet to be unfolded with lots of emerging teams like Nepal, UAE, Hongkong, Scotland as well as Netherlands holding power guns as a spearheads of their individual attack. History is in the brisk of repeating itself.
Nepal’s iconic Sandeep Lamichhane to fly for Australia today to take part in 8th edition of Big Bash League which will commence from December 17. He will fly through Silk Air on 9:55 (NST).
Sandeeep Lamichhane will play for Melbourne Stars for this edition of Big Bash League(BBL). He became first Nepalese player to be picked for BBL when Melbourne Stars purchased him last month. Lamichhane will play in Australia till first week of January and will fly to Bangladesh to play Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), representing Sylhet Sixers. After completing his tenure in Bangladesh, he will again fly back to Australia for BBL.
Lamichhane had played two-match for Lalitpur Patriots in on-going Everest Premier League (EPL) at TU Ground. He picked 5 wickets in his two-match with wickets today against Chitwan Tigers and 2 against Biratnagar Warriors.
Australia is not new to Nepal when it comes to overseas studies in recent times; it is a part of every Nepalese dream as most of the youths after their high school are flying to this mystified land to earn a dream of their life.
As a youth nearing to his 30, I totally agree with our youth flying day in day out to catch their lifelong lessons of living a dignified life. I don’t believe anything is wrong with anyone looking to pursuit their dreams living 10000 miles away from their native land, but how many of us do it actually matters!!
Cricket is a game of mystery and this is a well known fact among Nepalese living in Nepal with premier leagues like Everest Premier League, Dhangadi as well as Pokhara premier league being the kick starts of cricket in Nepal currently.
The cricketing gene is taken forward by the chromosome of Sandeep Lamichhane, who in fact is a Nepalese icon for cricket in the absence of cricketing body in Nepal.
Paras Khadka, the captain of Nepalese Cricket team stated in his interview in the beginning of the month in the end roads of the 1st Premier League of Pokhara as Pokhara Premier League that he was satisfied with himself contributing both as an organizer as well as player in one of the recent leagues of the country.
So, basically cricket is best available in the country and outside because of the two pinnacles in the likes of Paras Khadka and Sandeep Lamichhane with the former carrying a dim torch within the nations periphery and the latter carrying the same torch overseas.
The hope as well as agony of fans is taking a lame cricketing structure forward. But by saying this, the passion as well as following of the game is continued in a wild manner and players are taking their game far too seriously.
This statement is made a valid one by one of the rising cricketer in Australia in the likes of Sunam Gautam, a new Nepali Export quality hitting the heated cricketing market of Australia.
We had an opportunity to talk with a double centurion of the recently commenced BMW Cup which was a n expensive tournament among the Nepalese community residing in Victoria, Melbourne.
More than that he is now known as a first Nepalese resident to have scored a century in Victorian Premier Cricket. One of our correspondents had a chat with the rising star Sunam Gautam, let’s read the full story here.
We would Love to know about the start of Sunam’s Cricketing career and his journey from Nepal U-19 to Australia, Can you please share your start?
Cricket was always in me and it basically started like all others in my home’s backyard. I used to play with my elder brothers of the community after I got an opportunity from one of the regular playing guy who saw me watch every game with eagerness. After that I played regularly and one of the brother named Bivek gave me a suggestion to join Academy and at that time there was an Academy called Everest Cricket Academy where all the national players used to come for practice, so that was basically start of my formal career in Cricket. I would love to thank Arun Aryal sir who helped me to be what I am today.
What basically fascinated you in playing cricket? Who was your role model in Cricket?
As I told you earlier their used to be huge noise in the area where I resided and that noise pulled me towards the game of cricket. All my elder brothers of the community used to enjoy the game of cricket which eventually dragged me to enjoy this beautiful game.
Regarding role model, I am and had always been a huge fan of former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting. Bivek Brother is also my inspiration as he saw that spark on me that I could easily carry my interest into my passion for the game.
What was your birthplace and how was your family status? Did you get enough support from your family back then when Cricket was hardly known to many in Nepal?
It wasn’t easy as a child of a middle class family in Kathmandu. My mother always supported me and never demoralized me, rather told me not to worry if things won’t go as I have planned in Cricket. I always had her back behind me which I think is the main reason for all the energy I still carry in the cricket field. Without any doubt she is my source of energy and aspiration.
Was there any significant game that you played in Nepal? Do you have a memory of that game?
Well, I don’t remember the year exactly but there was one selection game in which I batted alongside Sharad Vesawkar where Vesawkar got 100* and I scored 95 runs. It was a great pleasure to share wicket with Sharad Dai. We were playing national selection game in Kathmandu. I still miss all those excitements and that team of Kathmandu, as a whole. It was golden days of Nepali Cricket with all youngsters coming into the scene.
What is your aim from now on? Are you planning to get selected in the national squad of Australia?
It’s always a dream of a cricketer to play for the country that he belongs to. I always wanted to play from Nepal. But unfortunately there is no proper scouting system to see the performance of player overseas. I am currently playing in the highest club level game in Australia which if goes well is a pathway to get selected in the state cricket which eventually would mark my way towards Australian national squad. It’s not easy as Steve Smith and David Warner are playing in the same league. I am doing my best but need a lot of improvement to get into the national side. But deep inside I always dream of playing for Nepal and still wish for that dream to come true.
Would you like to share your experience of Everest Premier League 2017? How was it to get back and join the most prestigious league of the nation?
It was a great experience although things didn’t go as planned. I worked really hard for the tournament and I have gone there even before 2 weeks prior to the tournament. I tried to get used to playing in the slow track as conditions in Nepal and Australia are totally different. I didn’t go home rather went to camps but it was unfortunate not to make significant scores in the 2 games I featured against Pokhara Rhinos and Lalitpur patriots. I still want to get back and play
At last is there anything you want to say to our fans?
As a Nepalese residing abroad, I will like to say thank you to all the Nepalese fans living in Nepal and abroad for the immense love of cricket they are showing. Even here people are following Nepali Cricket with all passion so please do spread your love in the similar manner.
Recently we watched PPL and it was a wonderful tournament under the Annapurna and Machhapuchre range of Pokhara. As a Nepali we feel proud to share the development of cricket In Nepal. We pray and wish for the development of cricket to its highest level.
That was such a generous piece of interview that we have heard since a long time. Sunam and like Sunam there are lot of passionate devotee of cricket who even though don’t live in Nepal but have immense love for the beautiful game of cricket in Nepal.
After hearing it all from the fantastic all rounder Sunam Gautam, I had this amazing thinking that struck my brain, Australia has all this significant for Nepali Cricket, as in an article of the leading newspaper few weeks back captain Paras Khadka mentioned that he is thankful to god that he didn’t get visa to Australia which he applied few years back. Sandeep Lamichhane got a leap of his career after he went to join Michael Clarke’s Academy in Australia and Sunam is getting into the news after hitting century in Australia playing for an Australian club.
May this relationship of Australia remain with Nepal and Nepali Cricket forever and soon we get chance to get some Australian stars in our premier leagues so that the development of Nepali Cricket would be made to its highest level. Those days aren’t far from being real.
Bhairahawa Gladiators signed one of best associate player of the cricketing history, Ryan ten Doeschate for third edition of Everest Premier League (EPL).
TVS EPL 2018 will commence on 8th December with 6 teams battling out for 15 days. Biratnagar Warriors, Bhairahawa Gladiators, Lalitpur Patriots, Pokhara Rhinos, Chitwan Tigers, and Kathmandu Kings XI will take on the field with a common goal of sealing the title. Every matches will take place on TU Int’l Cricket Ground with live telecast on AP1 HD.
Every teams must include 3 foreign players in the squad. Every franchises are flashing out big-big names for this edition of tournament. Today Bhairahawa Gladiators added one more big name in that list with confirmation of Ryan ten Doeschate to play nearly coming edition of Everest Premier League. 38-years-old, Doeschate is considered as one of the best player of associate cricket. Dutch star has already won the ICC’s award of best associate player three times in 2008, 2010 and 2011 respectively. He has represented Netherlands in 33 ODI matches with record-holding 66.00’s average. He has 1,541 ODI runs with 5 centuries and 9 half-centuries in his tally. Veteran all-rounder, Doeschate, also has 55 ODI wickets. He has excellent average of 42 in T20 International matches with a half century and 12 wickets in his tally. He also averages 47 in First-Class matches with 10,283 runs including 27 centuries in 174 appearance. He too has registered 212 First-Class wickets with 173 wickets and 5,826 runs in List-A cricket. He was with Netherlands Cricket Team in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 where he scored two centuries, one against England and another against Ireland. He was with one of the most successful Indian Premier League’s side, Kolkata Knight Riders, for 4 years in-between 2011 and 2015. Gladiators also signed up recently concluded Pokhara Premier League’s highest run scorer, Ravi Inder Singh, as their third overseas players. He scored 260 runs (6 innings) in his last outing of Nepal. Earlier, Gladiators already announced UAE’s pace-bowling spearhead, Mohammad Naveed as their foreign player.