KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Nepali U-19 team is all set to participate in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2012 that kicks off in Brisbane, Australia on Saturday. It will be Nepal’s sixth appearance in the U-19 World Cup.
The Nepali team -- led by Prithu Baskota and coached by Pubudu Dassanayake -- will take on host Australia in its first match of the World Cup on Monday.
Republica takes a look back at Nepal’s participation in the ICC U-19 World Cup over the years.
295/5 scored by South Africa in Sri Lanka in 2000 is the highest score against Nepal by any team.
Nepal had scored only 74 runs against West Indies in the plate championship final in 2008. It is Nepal’s lowest total in the U-19 World Cup.
234/8 scored against Ireland in 2006 is Nepal’s highest total against any opponent.
Zimbabwe had beaten Nepal by 137 runs in the plate final in 2002. It is the biggest loss of Nepal in terms of runs.
Nepal had defeated Zimbabwe by 99 runs in the plate quarterfinal of the 2008 World Cup. It is Nepal’s biggest victory in terms of runs.