Kathmandu – After the completion of ICC World Twenty20 2014 held in Bangladesh last week, Associates Nations and their players became the Talk of the town with their memorable performances in the biggest arena.
EspnCricinfo staff Writer – Mohammad Isam selected Paras Khadka as the best Cricketers in his article. Here is the story about him and the Associates.
Hail, Hales, and Gayle’s angry Gangnam
Dancing West Indians, impressive Associates, the mandatory Steyn special, power cuts and a good dose of dew, the World T20 featured all this and more
Khadka on fire
The Nepal captain made important runs, opened the bowling and hared around to grab half-chances, leaving everyone impressed mightily. There was not one person who could have not noticed Paras Khadka in the middle as Nepal came out on to the big stage for the first time. New teams bank heavily on their leader and Khadka is the perfect ambassador for his nation.
The Associates are coming
Netherlands, Nepal, Ireland, Hong Kong. All delivered memorable performances in this expanded World T20, the opening round adding exotic new flavours to cricket’s rather narrow palate. Hong Kong’s defeat of the hosts provided the biggest early upset, while Netherlands’ outrageous win over Ireland gave them a place in the record books. As the only Associate to progress, Netherlands further enhanced their status with a one-sided thumping of England. All this without mentioning Afghanistan, considered among the most dangerous second-tier sides. T20 will doubtless encourage more such rabble-rousing.