Nepal will play their first two ODIs against the Netherlands on the 1st and 3rd of August in the Netherlands immediately following the two nations’ T20 tri-series with the MCC at Lords, which is scheduled for the 29th of July. The two sides last met at the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe in March, with the Dutch side winning the seventh-place playoff by 45 runs at Kewkwe.

The match will be the first since 2013, where the Netherlands hosted South Africa for a one-off match, and will also mark the Netherlands’ return to ODI cricket after an absence of almost five years.

“We’re delighted to welcome Nepal for their first ODIs, and our first ODI on home soil since 2013. After the honour of being invited to play at Lord’s, we look forward to showing our home fans what we can do. Nepal are an exciting team as we’ve all seen from the IPL Sandeep Lamichanne is a world-class player, will be a privilege to have them here. Nepal has always drawn good crowds in Holland, I’m sure it will be a great occasion,” Netherlands coach Ryan Campbell quoted