Paras Khadka

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Paras Khadka
पारस खड्का
पारस खड्का.jpg
Khadka in 2017
Personal information
Full nameParas Khadka
Born (1987-10-24) 24 October 1987 (age 32)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium/ off spin bowler
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 5)1 August 2018 v Netherlands
Last ODI12 February 2020 v USA
T20I debut (cap 4)16 March 2014 v Hong Kong
Last T20I4 March 2020 v Thailand
T20I shirt no.77
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2011–2015APF (National League)
2017–presentBiratnagar Warriors (EPL)
2015–2015Marylebone Cricket Club
2012–2013Ontario Cricket Academy and Club 8
2017-presentTeam Chauraha Dhangadhi
2019–presentBagmati Pradesh (PM Cup)
2019-presentTeam Abu Dhabi (T10 League)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 6 15 2 40
Runs scored 235 774 72 1417
Batting average 39.16 35.05 36.00 36.33
100s/50s 1/1 1/3 0/0 3/9
Top score 115 106* 44 115
Balls bowled 174 155 60 1056
Wickets 9 2 1 26
Bowling average 15.14 85.00 21.00 32.19
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/26 1/3 1/19 4/26
Catches/stumpings -/- 4/– 4/– 14/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 4 March 2020

Paras Khadka (Nepali: पारस खड्का; born 24 October 1987) is a Nepalese cricketer and the current captain of the Nepal national team. He is an all-rounder. He is a right-handed batsman, a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He also plays as an off break bowler.[1] He made his debut for Nepal against Malaysia in April 2004.[2] He was in the team which played Nepal's first One Day International (ODI) match. The match was against the Netherlands, in August 2018.

He is the no. 92 ranked T20I batsman in the world. And he is no. 36 T20I ranked all rounder in the world, in September 2018.[3]

Paras Khadka is the sixth Nepali cricketer to score an international century. He scored 106 runs off 77 balls against Kuwait during the 2012 ACC Trophy Elite in October 2012.[4]

He is also the captain of APF Club in the National League and Vishal Warriors in the Nepal Premier League.

With him as the captain, Nepal won the 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Five in Nepal, 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Four in Malaysia, 2012 ACC Trophy Elite in UAE, 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Three in Bermuda, 2014 ICC World Cricket League Division Three in Malaysia. Nepal also participated in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and gained the Twenty20 International status.[5][6]

Awards[change | change source]

  • NSFJ Pulsar Player of the Year 2066 BS[7]
  • NSFJ Pulsar Player of the Year 2069 BS[8]
  • NSFJ Pulsar Player of the Year 2070 BS[9]
  • NNIPA Best cricketer of the year 2017[10]
  • NSFJ Pulsar Player of the Year 2075 BS [11]

Personal life[change | change source]

He married his girlfriend Prapti Rajyalaxmi Rana on 26 February 2015.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Paras Khadka". Cricinfo.
  2. "Nepal v Malaysia at Kirtipur, Apr 23-25, 2004 - Cricket Scorecard - ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo.
  3. "Mens T20 - Player Rankings". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  4. "Group B: Kuwait v Nepal at Al Dhaid, Oct 6, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  5. "Results of ICC Board meeting in Melbourne". International Cricket Council. Archived from the original on 12 July 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  6. "Nepal, Netherlands get T20 international status". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  7. "Cricket big winner at Sports Award". República. Kathmandu. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  8. "Captain Khadka bags 'Player of the Year' for the third time". Gorkhapatra Online. Kathmandu. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. "Skipper Khadka makes hat-trick of Sports Award". The Himalayan Times. Kathmandu. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  10. "Paras Khadka announced Best Cricketer of the Year". myrepublica.com. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  11. Parbati Lama (14 May 2018). "Cricket dominates NSJF Pulsar Sports Award nominations". Cricketingnepal.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  12. "Paras Khadka getting married today". setopati.net.

Other websites[change | change source]