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Rohit Paudel creates milestone for Nepal in World Cup: Check out top 10 youngest T20I captains

Nepal cricket team captain Rohit Paudel became the youngest, 21, to lead a men’s team in a World Cup, including T20 and ODI, as his team went out on Wednesday at Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas against the Netherlands. Nepal were bundled out for 106 batting first, but they brought the match closer with Paudel leading the way for them with 35 runs off 37 deliveries.

Here is a list of the youngest captains in T20I cricket:

18 years 24 daysFranceagainst the Czech Republic.Kerava
18 years 276 daysIsle of managainst SpainCartagena
18 years 276 daysIsle of managainst SpainCartagena
18 years 324dMongoliaagainst NepalHangzhou
19 years 327 daysRwandaagainst TanzaniaRwanda
20y 19dSierra Leoneagainst TanzaniaRwanda
20 years 190 daysMalaysiaagainst VanuatuKuala Lumpur
20 years 204 daysFranceagainst MaltaDreux
20 years 204 daysFranceagainst MaltaDreux
20 years 224 daysBotswanaagainst NamibiaKampala

Nepal batted first, but the Netherlands produced an impeccable and consistent bowling effort, where Paul van Meerkeran and Bas de Leede each picked a few wickets. Tim Pringle and Logan van Beek took three wickets each, while Vivian Kingma completed her four overs conceding just 23 runs.

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While Paudel landed 35, the duo of Karan KC and Gulshan Jha chipped in with key strikes of 17 and 14 respectively. Their contributions down the order were key in taking Nepal to a modest total.

With the ball, Nepal delivered a collective effort, as Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airee and Abinash Bohara picked a wicket each. Max D’Owd didn’t stay out to score 54 runs, while Vikramjit Singh and Sybrand Engelbrecht managed 22 and 14 runs respectively. The Dutch sealed the chase with just eight balls to play.


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