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Rohit Kumar Paudel becomes fourth youngest ODI debutant

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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. 

Player Age Team Opposition Match Date
Hasan Raza 14y 233d Pakistan Zimbabwe October 30 1996
Gurdeep Singh 15y 258d Kenya Afghanistan October 04 2013
NR Kumar 15y 273d Canada Afghanistan February 18 2010
Rohit Kumar Paudel 15y 335d Nepal Netherlands August 1 2018
Aaqib Javed 16y 127d Pakistan West Indies December 10 1988
Y Punja 16y 206d UAE Hong Kong November 16 2015
Shahid Afridi 16y 215d Pakistan Kenya October 02 1996
Ramveer Rai 16y 229d UAE Sri Lanka July 17 2004
SR Tendulkar 16y 238d India Pakistan December 18 1989
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 16y 252d Afghanistan Ireland December 05 2017
Waqas Khan 16y 253d Hong Kong UAE November 18 2015

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