ICC had sanctioned Everest Premier League yesterday. With the approval from ICC, EPL franchise based team started to reveal their foreign players. Lalitpur Patriots became first team to announced their set of foreign players the day before yesterday. They have included all the players from India in their foreign players quota. Followings are the three foreign players who will be representing Lalitpur Patriots in this edition of EPL.
1. Subodh Kr. Bhati
2. Yogesh Nagar
3. Jay Kishan Kolsawal
Subodh Kr. Bhati is a right-arm fast bowler from Delhi.
Yogesh Nagar is a 27-year old allrounder who is a right hand batsman and off spinner. He plays for the Delhi Ranji Trophy side and the Delhi under-16 side. He had already played for the Delhi Daredevils in the
Indian Premier League.
Jay Kishan Kolsawal is a left-handed wicket-keeper batsman who has a handy average of 29 and 28 in first-class cricket and List-A cricket respectively. He had already played for Baroda,
Baroda Cricket Association XI,
Baroda Under-19s, Baroda Under-22s. Lalitpur’s youngsters will surely absorb so much from them.
Pokhara Rhinos also revealed their set of foreign players early in the morning today. They have included all the three foreign players from Pakistan. Followings are the set of foreign players who will be representing Pokhara Rhinos in this edition of EPL.
1. Asif Ali
3. Tas Wali
Asif Ali is a 26-year old Pakistani cricketer from Faisalabad. He hava a decent average of 22 in first-class cricket and 1104 runs which include a century. He had already played for Faisalabad, Faisalabad Wolves.
Insrarullah must be the best T20 batsman of this edition of EPL. He had played last season PSL for Peshawar Panthers and got two man of the match award for his brilliant batting display. His first-class stat will make your mouth succulence. He has over 4000 runs in first-class cricket with the average of 35. He has scored 14 first-class century along with 16 half-century. His best score in first-class cricket is 222 run.
Tournament favorites Kathmandu Kings XI also revealed their set of foreign players in today late evening with a press-conference where they published their jersey and elected a team captain for this edition of EPL. Following are the set of foreign players who will be representing Kathmandu Kings XI in this edition of EPL.
1. Farveej Maharoof
2. Sagar Kumar
3. Axaya Farnandes
I think most of you know about the lethal fast bowler from Sri Lanka, Farveej Maharoof. He is the most biggest assets of this edition of EPL.
He has played 22 test matches and 109 one-dayers for Sri Lanka. He had 25 test wicket in his account where he managed to picked up 135 wicket in ODI till now. He too has a two fifer in ODI and a hat-trick. His best bowling figures are 4/52 and 6/14 in test and ODI respectively. Maharoof took his 100th wicket in his 75th ODI; at the time he was the fastest Sri Lankan to reach the landmark, beating Muttiah Muralitharan by one match, however this record was later taken by fast bowler Lasith Malinga who reached 100 wickets in 68 matches. He is also a hard-hitting batsman. He has 3 test half-century and 2 ODIs half-century. Kathmandu Kings XI elected him as their captain for this edition of EPL.
Foreign player’s will add up fragrance to EPL. This EPL will be absolutely a launching pad for Nepalese youngsters, some of the benefits they get by mixing with overseas players and gain from their experience and they also get confidence by sharing the same nets and dressing room. When young players played with and against foreign players in EPL that will give them a different perspective.
The other factor is that the league might take away some of the myths of some of the international cricketers and allow the youngsters to understand that they are also human beings like them who are good at playing cricket and that can grow their confidence.
Biratnagar Warriors, Bhairawa Gladiators and Chitwan Tigers are yet to announce their set of foreign players. As per the information we get today, they will announce it tomorrow itself. We will inform you once they announce it.