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2024 Nepal Tri-Nation Series (round 1)

The 2024 Nepal Tri-Nation Series was the first round of the 2023–2027 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 cricket tournament took place in Nepal in February 2024.[1] The tri-nation series was contested by the men's national teams of Namibia, Nepal and Netherlands.[2] The matches were played as One Day International (ODI) fixtures.[3][4]

Following the ODI series, the three sides played a Twenty20 International (T20I) tri-nation series.[5] The Netherlands defeated Nepal in the final by 4 wickets.[6][7]

League 2 series

2024 Nepal Tri-Nation Series
Part of 2023–2027 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2
Date15–25 February 2024
Teams
 Namibia    Nepal  Netherlands
Captains
Gerhard Erasmus Rohit Paudel Scott Edwards
Most runs
Gerhard Erasmus (85)
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton (85)
Aasif Sheikh (133) Max O'Dowd (107)
Most wickets
Gerhard Erasmus (12) Kushal Bhurtel (7) Aryan Dutt (11)

Squads

 Namibia[8]    Nepal[9][10]  Netherlands[11]

Nepal also named Pratis GC, Dev Khanal, Anil Sah and Bibek Yadav as reserves for the series.[12] Before the start of the series, Rijan Dhakal and Arjun Saud were replaced in the Nepal squad by reserves Dev Khanal and Anil Sah.[13]

Fixtures

1st ODI

15 February 2024
09:30
Scorecard
Nepal   
132 (41.1 overs)
v
 Namibia
134/6 (33.1 overs)
Bhim Sharki 44 (86)
Gerhard Erasmus 5/28 (8.1 overs)
Jan Frylinck 34 (53)
Sompal Kami 3/32 (7 overs)
Namibia won by 4 wickets
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nep) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Gerhard Erasmus (Nam)

2nd ODI

17 February 2024
09:30
Scorecard
Netherlands 
137 (39 overs)
v
   Nepal
141/1 (15.2 overs)
Scott Edwards 33 (49)
Kushal Bhurtel 4/20 (7 overs)
Anil Sah 57* (36)
Vivian Kingma 1/28 (3 overs)
Nepal won by 9 wickets
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Durga Subedi (Nep) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Kushal Bhurtel (Nep)

3rd ODI

19 February 2024
09:30
Scorecard
Namibia 
123 (35.1 overs)
v
 Netherlands
124/3 (27.2 overs)
JJ Smit 26 (46)
Aryan Dutt 6/34 (9 overs)
Michael Levitt 57 (81)
Gerhard Erasmus 3/23 (7 overs)
Netherlands won by 7 wickets
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nep) and Durga Subedi (Nep)
Player of the match: Aryan Dutt (Ned)

4th ODI

21 February 2024
09:30
Scorecard
Nepal   
168 (37.1 overs)
v
 Namibia
172/8 (40 overs)
Aasif Sheikh 58 (64)
Bernard Scholtz 4/31 (10 overs)
Gerhard Erasmus 52 (56)
Kushal Bhurtel 3/28 (5 overs)
Namibia won by 2 wickets
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nep) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Bernard Scholtz (Nam)
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.

5th ODI

23 February 2024
09:30
Scorecard
Namibia 
203 (41.3 overs)
v
 Netherlands
179 (43.5 overs)
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton 49 (43)
Vivian Kingma 3/19 (6.3 overs)
Noah Croes 46* (56)
Jan Frylinck 3/22 (5.5 overs)
Namibia won by 24 runs
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Vinay Kumar Jha (Nep) and Buddhi Pradhan (Nep)
Player of the match: Jan Frylinck (Nam)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced to 45 overs per side due to a wet outfield.
  • Malan Kruger (Nam) made his ODI debut.

6th ODI

25 February 2024
09:30
Scorecard
Nepal   
172 (49.3 overs)
v
 Netherlands
173/2 (37.5 overs)
Kushal Bhurtel 66 (93)
Aryan Dutt 3/16 (10 overs)
Vikramjit Singh 58* (92)
Dipendra Singh Airee 1/30 (10 overs)
Netherlands won by 8 wickets
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Vinay Kumar Jha (Nep) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Vikramjit Singh (Ned)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.

T20I series

2024 Nepal T20I Tri-Nation Series
Date27 February – 5 March 2024
Result Netherlands won the tournament
Player of the seriesNetherlands Michael Levitt
Teams
 Namibia    Nepal  Netherlands
Captains
Gerhard Erasmus[n 1] Rohit Paudel Scott Edwards
Most runs
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton (146) Rohit Paudel (173) Michael Levitt (247)
Most wickets
Ruben Trumpelmann (7) Kushal Malla (7) Vivian Kingma (6)
Timm van der Gugten (6)
2023

Squads

 Namibia[20]    Nepal[21]  Netherlands[22]

Netherlands also named Daniel Doram as a reserve player for the series.[23]

Round-robin

Points table

Pos Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR Qualification
1  Netherlands 4 2 1 1 5 0.310 Advanced to the final
2    Nepal 4 2 2 0 4 0.293
3  Namibia 4 1 2 1 3 −0.700
Source: ESPNcricinfo[24]

Fixtures

27 February 2024
11:30
Scorecard
Namibia 
206/4 (20 overs)
v
   Nepal
186 (18.5 overs)
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton 101 (36)
Rohit Paudel 2/30 (4 overs)
Dipendra Singh Airee 48 (32)
Ruben Trumpelmann 4/29 (3.5 overs)
Namibia won by 20 runs
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Vinay Kumar Jha (Nep) and Buddhi Pradhan (Nep)
Player of the match: Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton (Nam)

28 February 2024
11:30
Scorecard
Netherlands 
184/4 (20 overs)
v
   Nepal
182/8 (20 overs)
Michael Levitt 54 (36)
Karan KC 1/29 (3 overs)
Netherlands won by 2 runs
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nep) and Durga Subedi (Nep)
Player of the match: Sybrand Engelbrecht (Ned)

29 February 2024
11:30
Scorecard
Netherlands 
247/5 (20 overs)
v
 Namibia
188/7 (20 overs)
Michael Levitt 135 (62)
Ruben Trumpelmann 2/46 (4 overs)
Zane Green 42* (20)
Timm van der Gugten 2/26 (4 overs)
Netherlands won by 59 runs
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Vinay Kumar Jha (Nep) and Durga Subedi (Nep)
Player of the match: Michael Levitt (Ned)

1 March 2024
11:30
Scorecard
Nepal   
180/8 (20 overs)
v
 Namibia
177/7 (20 overs)
Kushal Malla 55* (37)
Ben Shikongo 3/28 (4 overs)
JJ Smit 50 (26)
Dipendra Singh Airee 2/29 (4 overs)
Nepal won by 3 runs
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Vinay Kumar Jha (Nep) and Buddhi Pradhan (Nep)
Player of the match: Kushal Malla (Nep)
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jack Brassell (Nam) made his T20I debut.

2 March 2024
11:30
Scorecard
Netherlands 
120 (19.3 overs)
v
   Nepal
121/4 (15.2 overs)
Max O'Dowd 31 (24)
Pratis GC 3/13 (4 overs)
Rohit Paudel 46 (34)
Vivian Kingma 3/17 (4 overs)
Nepal won by 6 wickets
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nep) and Durga Subedi (Nep)
Player of the match: Pratis GC (Nep)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Kyle Klein (Ned) made his T20I debut.

3 March 2024
11:30
Scorecard
Namibia 
98/4 (15 overs)
v
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton 34* (29)
Vivian Kingma 1/12 (3 overs)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.
  • No further play was possible due to rain.
  • Shaun Fouché (Nam) made his T20I debut.

Final

5 March 2024
11:30
Scorecard
Nepal   
184/8 (20 overs)
v
 Netherlands
189/6 (19.3 overs)
Aasif Sheikh 47 (37)
Sybrand Engelbrecht 2/14 (2 overs)
Michael Levitt 54 (29)
Kushal Malla 4/33 (3 overs)
Netherlands won by 4 wickets
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nep) and Durga Subedi (Nep)
Player of the match: Michael Levitt (Ned)
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to bat.

Notes

  1. ^ JJ Smit captained Namibia in all of their matches in the T20I series.

References

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  2. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 to Kick Off in Nepal". Namibia Daily News. 2 December 2023. Retrieved 2 December 2023.
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  5. ^ "Full programme ahead for the Eagles". The Namibian. 16 December 2023. Retrieved 16 December 2023.
  6. ^ "Netherlands beats Nepal to win Tri-nation T20 Int'l series title". The Himalayan. 5 March 2024. Retrieved 5 March 2024.
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  25. ^ "Namibia's Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton scores fastest T20I hundred off 33 balls". India Today. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
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  28. ^ "Michael Levitt century helps the Dutch defeat Namibia". Himal Press. Retrieved 29 February 2024.
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