Rajesh Pulami

Right Handed Batsman


Pulami’s international career dates back to start of last decade. He represented Nepal U-19s in the ACC Under-19 Elite Cup 2011, ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012, etc. Previously, he impressed in the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier 2011 where he scored 188 including 91 runs against Papua New Guinea U-19 which eventually paved his way for junior debut.

In 2013, Pulami, along with another Nepali player Naresh Budhayer, was selected by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to train in its special youth program in England. He completed the scholarship program that provided batting training and match exposure. It ran for 45 days.

He made his T20I debut for Nepal playing against Hong Kong in the Sri Lanka Tour in November 2014. He also featured in two three-day matches against Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI in the same tour. He made his List A debut in the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship on 29 July 2015 against Scotland.


Pulami is set to represent Chitwan Tigers in the upcoming season of Everest Premier League.


As Rajesh remembers:


Growing up in India as a kid, cricket is everywhere. It was like that I got introduced to cricket. The craze for Sachin Tendulkar was mesmerizing. Cricket’s bug bit me too. Tendulkar, in a way, inspired me to play the sports. I started playing local competitions in 2002. My first deuce (leather) ball match was in 2004.


In 2009, I came to Nepal. Coach Manjur Alam sir helped me to settle down here in Lalitpur. Gradually, I started to impress in age group. Soon, I found myself playing for Lalitpur U-19s. I was selected for the Province 3 (Bagmati). After putting up some consistent scores for province, I was called up for national camp. I did well in the camp as well and went on to play in the ACC U-19 Elite Cup by 2011.


Many seniors and coaches has helped me on my way to play for Nepal. Similarly, Mark Alleyne, our coach at London during our MCC program, helped me a lot for 45 days. His blessings and dissertations on specifics of batting still motivates me.


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