Top 10 Cricket Players of Nepal - 2022

Last updated on 2022-09-25
Top 10 Cricket Players of Nepal - 2022

Nepal's national cricket team, known as the Rhinos and Gorkhalis. It is run by the Cricket Association of Nepal and represents Nepal in international cricket (CAN). Nepal is on the rise as a cricketing powerhouse. After winning their first final match of the 2018 Cricket World Cup qualifier, the Nepalese squad earned their first One Day International (ODI) status (as well as the 22nd international position) in March 2018. We've seen Nepali cricketers rise to prominence and compete in various T20 leagues. They are regarded as potential cricket prodigy. Here are the top 10 cricketers from Nepal's national team, listed by the Everest list based on total matches played, total runs, batting average, total balls bowled, wicket taken, catches and stumps.

*The data is ranked based on the research of The Everest List.

10. Binod Bhandari

Binod Bhandari
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Binod Bhandari born on 25 January 1990 is a right-handed batsman and professional Nepalese wicketkeeper who has been a member of the Nepal national cricket team since 2009. He made his Nepal debut in the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup against Kuwait, as well as in 50-over cricket in the UAE. Bhandari was a member of Nepal's World T20 squad in 2014. He was also named to Nepal's squad for the 2019 South Asian Games cricket tournament. He was one of eighteen cricketers to be awarded a central contract by the Cricket Association of Nepal in September 2020. He has appeared in a total of 35 matches to date.

  • EL Rating : 55.707
  • Total Matches Played : 35
  • Total Runs : 319
  • Batting Average : 15.95
  • Total Balls Bowled : –
  • Wickets Taken : –
  • Catches : 12
  • Stumps : 8

9. Sharad Vesawkar

Sharad Vesawkar
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Sharad Vesawkar was born on October 6, 1988, in the United Arab Emirates. He is known as a middle-order batsman and a proper arm off damage bowler that is he is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler in the Nepalese national cricket team. He has been ranked ’80’ in the T20I world batsman ranking for reaching the 250 score benchmark on July 17, 2019. In March 2004, Sharad made his first appearance in the Nepalese squad against the UAE. Till date, he has played a total of 20 matches.

  • EL Rating : 58.173
  • Total Matches Played : 20
  • Total Runs : 325
  • Batting Average : 23.21
  • Total Balls Bowled : 30
  • Wickets Taken : 0
  • Catches : 9
  • Stumps : 0

8. Basanta Regmi

Basanta Regmi
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Basanta Regmi is a professional Nepalese cricketer who was born on April 6, 1986. Basanta is a Nepalese all-rounder, left-handed batsman, and left-arm orthodox bowler. Regmi made his debut appearance for Nepal against Namibia in March 2006. In 2007, he appeared in four matches for Nepal, all of which took place at the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup in Kuwait. He was included to the Nepal team for Division Five of the World Cricket League in Jersey in 2008. Throughout the competition, he appeared in every match.

  • EL Rating : 63.917
  • Total Matches Played : 18
  • Total Runs : 24
  • Batting Average : 3.42
  • Total Balls Bowled : 373
  • Wickets Taken : 25
  • Catches : 4
  • Stumps : 0

7. Aarif Sheikh

Aarif Sheikh
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Aarif Sheikh, born 5 October 1997, is a Nepalese cricketer who formerly served as vice-captain of the Nepal national under-19 cricket team and now plays for the senior side. Aarif is a right-handed batsman as well as a right-arm medium pace bowler. He made his first-class debut for Nepal against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on November 6, 2019, during the MCC's tour to Nepal. He plays for the National League's APF Club and the SPA Cup's Golden Gate International College. He has appeared in 31 matches to date.

  • EL Rating : 77.473
  • Total Matches Played : 31
  • Total Runs : 405
  • Batting Average : 21.31
  • Total Balls Bowled : 72
  • Wickets Taken : 3
  • Catches : 10
  • Stumps : 0

6. Gyanendra Malla

Gyanendra Malla
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Gyanendra Malla (born September 16, 1990) is a right-handed batsman for the Yangal membership. He was a member of Nepal's U-19 world-cup squad and scored 145 runs, including 45 in a famous two-run victory over South Africa. In 2008, he was named vice-captain for the U19 International Cup. He is a dependable batsman who weaves a formidable partnership with his partner and sets the tone of the game, as well as a former captain of Nepal's national cricket team. He has played a total of 45 matches which is more than any other Nepali cricket player.

  • EL Rating : 139.176
  • Total Matches Played : 45
  • Total Runs : 883
  • Batting Average : 23.23
  • Total Balls Bowled : –
  • Wickets Taken : -
  • Catches : 23
  • Stumps : 0

5. Sompal Kami

Sompal Kami
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Sompal Kami is a Nepalese professional cricketer who was born on February 2, 1996. Kami bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium. When the Nepalese cricket team faced the Afghan national cricket team in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, Kami's bowling speed was measured to be over 140 km/h. On 17 July 2015, Kami was ranked 82 in the I20 worldwide, with a benchmark of 316 ratings. He has appeared in 42 matches to date.

  • EL Rating : 165.024
  • Total Matches Played : 42
  • Total Runs : 224
  • Batting Average : 13.17
  • Total Balls Bowled : 823
  • Wickets Taken : 38
  • Catches : 15
  • Stumps : 0

4. Sandeep Lamichhane

Sandeep Lamichhane
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Sandeep Lamichhne, a young spinning prodigy born on August 2, 2000, took the cricketing world by storm in 2016 when he bowled an incredible spell at the MCC and helped Nepal win. He previously captained the Nepalese national team before being suspended in September 2022 due to rape allegations. Lamichhane, a right-arm leg spin bowler, has represented the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL), and the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He is also Nepal's all-time leading wicket-taker in both ODI and T20I cricket. He is the first Nepali cricketer to play in the IPL.

  • EL Rating : 171.269
  • Total Matches Played : 43
  • Total Runs : 53
  • Batting Average : 5.88
  • Total Balls Bowled : 995
  • Wickets Taken : 85
  • Catches : 17
  • Stumps : 0

3. Paras Khadka

Paras Khadka
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Paras Khadka, born on October 24, 1987, is a well-known face in Nepali cricket. He has been the mainstay of Nepal's bowling attack since his U-19 days. Khadka is an accomplished all-rounder who believes in taking the game to the wire and then finishing in style. His notable bowling figures include 12 wickets in the 2008 World Cup and Nepal's qualification to the 2008 World Cup. He was groomed for captaincy through positions of management in age groups before taking over the national captaincy in 2009, and he is also known for his calm captaincy. He has appeared in approximately 33 matches in total.

  • EL Rating : 175.936
  • Total Matches Played : 33
  • Total Runs : 799
  • Batting Average : 27.55
  • Total Balls Bowled : 348
  • Wickets Taken : 8
  • Catches : 16
  • Stumps : 0

2. Karan KC

Karan KC
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Karan K.C. is a Nepalese professional cricketer who was born on October 10, 1991. In August 2018, he was one of eleven cricketers who took part in Nepal's first-ever One Day International (ODI) against the Netherlands. On 14 February 2018, Karan led Nepal to a one-wicket victory over Canada in the final match of the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two in Windhoek, Namibia. Karan bats right-handed and bowls right-arm Fast-Medium. He has appeared in 43 matches.

  • EL Rating : 183.459
  • Total Matches Played : 43
  • Total Runs : 289
  • Batting Average : 15.21
  • Total Balls Bowled : 862
  • Wickets Taken : 60
  • Catches : 15
  • Stumps : 0

1. Dipendra Singh Airee

Dipendra Singh Airee
Image Source: Hamro Khelkud

Dipendra Singh is a Nepalese cricketer who was born on January 24, 2000. Dipendra was named captain of the T20 side in addition to being a member of the U-19 squad and captain of that side. One of his standout performances came against India in the group A match, when he scored 88 runs and took four wickets. He has played 44 matches, which is the second-highest number of matches played by a Nepali cricketer, and has a total run total of approximately 1,103. As a result, he is currently regarded as the best cricketer in the nation.

  • EL Rating : 227.511
  • Total Matches Played : 44
  • Total Runs : 1,103
  • Batting Average : 35.58
  • Total Balls Bowled : 368
  • Wickets Taken : 21
  • Catches : 21
  • Stumps : 0

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10. Binod Bhandari

Binod Bhandari
Image Source: Famemandu

Binod Bhandari born on 25 January 1990 is a right-handed batsman and professional Nepalese wicketkeeper who has been a member of the Nepal national cricket team since 2009. He made his Nepal debut in the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup against Kuwait, as well as in 50-over cricket in the UAE. Bhandari was a member of Nepal's World T20 squad in 2014. He was also named to Nepal's squad for the 2019 South Asian Games cricket tournament. He was one of eighteen cricketers to be awarded a central contract by the Cricket Association of Nepal in September 2020. He has appeared in a total of 35 matches to date.

  • EL Rating : 55.707
  • Total Matches Played : 35
  • Total Runs : 319
  • Batting Average : 15.95
  • Total Balls Bowled : –
  • Wickets Taken : –
  • Catches : 12
  • Stumps : 8

9. Sharad Vesawkar

Sharad Vesawkar
Image Source: Cricketing Nepal

Sharad Vesawkar was born on October 6, 1988, in the United Arab Emirates. He is known as a middle-order batsman and a proper arm off damage bowler that is he is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler in the Nepalese national cricket team. He has been ranked ’80’ in the T20I world batsman ranking for reaching the 250 score benchmark on July 17, 2019. In March 2004, Sharad made his first appearance in the Nepalese squad against the UAE. Till date, he has played a total of 20 matches.

  • EL Rating : 58.173
  • Total Matches Played : 20
  • Total Runs : 325
  • Batting Average : 23.21
  • Total Balls Bowled : 30
  • Wickets Taken : 0
  • Catches : 9
  • Stumps : 0

8. Basanta Regmi

Basanta Regmi
Image Source: Neplays

Basanta Regmi is a professional Nepalese cricketer who was born on April 6, 1986. Basanta is a Nepalese all-rounder, left-handed batsman, and left-arm orthodox bowler. Regmi made his debut appearance for Nepal against Namibia in March 2006. In 2007, he appeared in four matches for Nepal, all of which took place at the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup in Kuwait. He was included to the Nepal team for Division Five of the World Cricket League in Jersey in 2008. Throughout the competition, he appeared in every match.

  • EL Rating : 63.917
  • Total Matches Played : 18
  • Total Runs : 24
  • Batting Average : 3.42
  • Total Balls Bowled : 373
  • Wickets Taken : 25
  • Catches : 4
  • Stumps : 0

7. Aarif Sheikh

Aarif Sheikh
Image Source: Nepstuff

Aarif Sheikh, born 5 October 1997, is a Nepalese cricketer who formerly served as vice-captain of the Nepal national under-19 cricket team and now plays for the senior side. Aarif is a right-handed batsman as well as a right-arm medium pace bowler. He made his first-class debut for Nepal against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on November 6, 2019, during the MCC's tour to Nepal. He plays for the National League's APF Club and the SPA Cup's Golden Gate International College. He has appeared in 31 matches to date.

  • EL Rating : 77.473
  • Total Matches Played : 31
  • Total Runs : 405
  • Batting Average : 21.31
  • Total Balls Bowled : 72
  • Wickets Taken : 3
  • Catches : 10
  • Stumps : 0

6. Gyanendra Malla

Gyanendra Malla
Image Source: Emerging Cricket

Gyanendra Malla (born September 16, 1990) is a right-handed batsman for the Yangal membership. He was a member of Nepal's U-19 world-cup squad and scored 145 runs, including 45 in a famous two-run victory over South Africa. In 2008, he was named vice-captain for the U19 International Cup. He is a dependable batsman who weaves a formidable partnership with his partner and sets the tone of the game, as well as a former captain of Nepal's national cricket team. He has played a total of 45 matches which is more than any other Nepali cricket player.

  • EL Rating : 139.176
  • Total Matches Played : 45
  • Total Runs : 883
  • Batting Average : 23.23
  • Total Balls Bowled : –
  • Wickets Taken : -
  • Catches : 23
  • Stumps : 0

5. Sompal Kami

Sompal Kami
Image Source: Cricketing Nepal

Sompal Kami is a Nepalese professional cricketer who was born on February 2, 1996. Kami bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium. When the Nepalese cricket team faced the Afghan national cricket team in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, Kami's bowling speed was measured to be over 140 km/h. On 17 July 2015, Kami was ranked 82 in the I20 worldwide, with a benchmark of 316 ratings. He has appeared in 42 matches to date.

  • EL Rating : 165.024
  • Total Matches Played : 42
  • Total Runs : 224
  • Batting Average : 13.17
  • Total Balls Bowled : 823
  • Wickets Taken : 38
  • Catches : 15
  • Stumps : 0

4. Sandeep Lamichhane

Sandeep Lamichhane
Image Source: OpIndia

Sandeep Lamichhne, a young spinning prodigy born on August 2, 2000, took the cricketing world by storm in 2016 when he bowled an incredible spell at the MCC and helped Nepal win. He previously captained the Nepalese national team before being suspended in September 2022 due to rape allegations. Lamichhane, a right-arm leg spin bowler, has represented the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL), and the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He is also Nepal's all-time leading wicket-taker in both ODI and T20I cricket. He is the first Nepali cricketer to play in the IPL.

  • EL Rating : 171.269
  • Total Matches Played : 43
  • Total Runs : 53
  • Batting Average : 5.88
  • Total Balls Bowled : 995
  • Wickets Taken : 85
  • Catches : 17
  • Stumps : 0

3. Paras Khadka

Paras Khadka
Image Source: Nepalpress

Paras Khadka, born on October 24, 1987, is a well-known face in Nepali cricket. He has been the mainstay of Nepal's bowling attack since his U-19 days. Khadka is an accomplished all-rounder who believes in taking the game to the wire and then finishing in style. His notable bowling figures include 12 wickets in the 2008 World Cup and Nepal's qualification to the 2008 World Cup. He was groomed for captaincy through positions of management in age groups before taking over the national captaincy in 2009, and he is also known for his calm captaincy. He has appeared in approximately 33 matches in total.

  • EL Rating : 175.936
  • Total Matches Played : 33
  • Total Runs : 799
  • Batting Average : 27.55
  • Total Balls Bowled : 348
  • Wickets Taken : 8
  • Catches : 16
  • Stumps : 0

2. Karan KC

Karan KC
Image Source: Hamro Khelkud

Karan K.C. is a Nepalese professional cricketer who was born on October 10, 1991. In August 2018, he was one of eleven cricketers who took part in Nepal's first-ever One Day International (ODI) against the Netherlands. On 14 February 2018, Karan led Nepal to a one-wicket victory over Canada in the final match of the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two in Windhoek, Namibia. Karan bats right-handed and bowls right-arm Fast-Medium. He has appeared in 43 matches.

  • EL Rating : 183.459
  • Total Matches Played : 43
  • Total Runs : 289
  • Batting Average : 15.21
  • Total Balls Bowled : 862
  • Wickets Taken : 60
  • Catches : 15
  • Stumps : 0

1. Dipendra Singh Airee

Dipendra Singh Airee
Image Source: Hamro Khelkud

Dipendra Singh is a Nepalese cricketer who was born on January 24, 2000. Dipendra was named captain of the T20 side in addition to being a member of the U-19 squad and captain of that side. One of his standout performances came against India in the group A match, when he scored 88 runs and took four wickets. He has played 44 matches, which is the second-highest number of matches played by a Nepali cricketer, and has a total run total of approximately 1,103. As a result, he is currently regarded as the best cricketer in the nation.

  • EL Rating : 227.511
  • Total Matches Played : 44
  • Total Runs : 1,103
  • Batting Average : 35.58
  • Total Balls Bowled : 368
  • Wickets Taken : 21
  • Catches : 21
  • Stumps : 0