Nepali Rhinos are playing in tournament called 2x Cricket USA Cup, which is going to be held in USA this year as there are 8 teams taking part in the tournament and Tournament is going to be held from 9th November of 2016.
There will be 12 matches in tournament and Nepal Rhinos is the Team from Nepal who will be going to participate in the tournament.
Nepali Rhinos has played a Charity match as also a Practice match ahead of tournament in USA against Punjab Lions on 6th November of 2016. Nepal Rhinos has lost the match by 17 Runs against Punjab Lions in a charity match & as well as a practice match. In practice match Punjab Lions has batted first and set a good target of 180 Runs for Nepal Rhinos to chase down. Nepal Rhinos played second inning of the match to chase the target as they couldn’t chase it down the given target by Punjab Lions. The Skipper of Nepali National Cricket Team Paras Khadka has played a beautiful knock of 67 Runs but went in vain and Subash Khakurel (Nepal National Cricket Team’s Player) has Contributed Fifty-Five Runs for Nepal Rhinos. Nepal Rhinos could only make 161 Runs in their all allotted 20 overs. They got lots of positives out of this match, which will definitely help them in upcoming tournament.
There are 8 members of Nepal National Cricket Team in the Team Nepali Rhinos, includes Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla, Basanta regmi, Sharad Veshwakar, Prithu Baskota, Subash Khakurel, Sompal Kami and Siddhant Lohani. This is great news for Nepali fans and for Cricket Nepal. They will be playing in a good tournament against good teams. Rest of players who are playing for Nepal Rhinos aren’t living in Nepal these days includes; Rocky Karn, Bardan Chalise, Sagar Pant and Ravi Thapa. They are Nepali’s but living in USA. They have strengthened their squad with overseas players from South Africa and West Indies; Rusty Theron and Shawn Findlay Respectively.
There are 2 Groups in tournament and to be played as Round Robin League. Top two teams from each group will be selected to next round or you can say for Semi-Finals.
Other three teams with Nepal Rhinos in Group A are MSM England, UAE Falcons and NJ Somerset. The Other Group is consisted of Pakistan Fast Cricket Club, Smart Choice, Under Dusk and Hastan Spark.
Nepal Rhinos is going to play their first match against of MSM England on 9th of November 2016. Their second match will be against UAE Falcons on 10th November 2016. Their last group match will be against NJ Somerset on 11th November 2016.
Nepal Rhinos team is in better position & in full of confident; this tournament will help Player’s skills. It will also help them to learn more about How to play limited overs cricket more effectively. Vice-Captain of Nepal’s National Cricket Team Gyanendra Malla said The Tournament is good exposure for Nepali Team; he expressed his views before flying to USA.
Fans are waiting
Nepali Cricket fans or Nepali Fans are waiting for the match. They want to see winning moment of Nepal Rhinos as there is huge Craze of Cricket in Nepal. ICC was also impressed by them and is giving them many opportunities of playing cricket in recent times.