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Rohit Paudel

Rohit Kumar Paudel becomes fourth youngest ODI debutant

Nepal news

It has been a historic series for Nepal against the Netherlands, but for one individual, it meant a little bit more.

At 15 years and 335 days, Rohit Kumar Paudel became the fourth youngest to play in the format when he was named in the Nepal XI on Friday, 3 August.

Pakistan's Hasan Raza remains the youngest to play an ODI, having made his debut against Zimbabwe in 1996 aged just 14 years and 233 days. 

More recently in 2013, Kenya's Gurdeep Singh became the second-youngest to make his ODI debut, aged 15 years and 258 days, when he fronted up against Afghanistan.

Canada's Nitish Kumar is third on the list – he was 15 years and 273 days when he played Afghanistan in Sharjah in 2010. 

Aaqib Javed of Pakistan, aged 16 years and 127 days when he played the Windies at Adelaide in 1988, completes the top five. 

PlayerAgeTeamOppositionMatch Date
Hasan Raza14y 233dPakistanZimbabweOctober 30 1996
Gurdeep Singh15y 258dKenyaAfghanistanOctober 04 2013
NR Kumar15y 273dCanadaAfghanistanFebruary 18 2010
Rohit Kumar Paudel15y 335dNepalNetherlandsAugust 1 2018
Aaqib Javed16y 127dPakistanWest IndiesDecember 10 1988
Y Punja16y 206dUAEHong KongNovember 16 2015
Shahid Afridi16y 215dPakistanKenyaOctober 02 1996
Ramveer Rai16y 229dUAESri LankaJuly 17 2004
SR Tendulkar16y 238dIndiaPakistanDecember 18 1989
Mujeeb Ur Rahman16y 252dAfghanistanIrelandDecember 05 2017
Waqas Khan16y 253dHong KongUAENovember 18 2015

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