Sompal Kami Profile: Biography, Early life, Age, Height, Professional life, Girlfriend , Facts & Networth

Sompal Kami

Sompal Kami is a Nepalese cricket player who was born on February 2, 1996. Right-handed batter Kami also bowls right-arm fast-medium. In August 2018, against the Netherlands, he will be one of the eleven cricketers competing in Nepal’s inaugural One Day International (ODI) game. He took five wickets in an ODI match in January 2019, making him the first bowler for Nepal to accomplish the feat.

In the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 match against Afghanistan, his bowling velocity was recorded at over 140 km/h. On July 17, 2015, he reached the 316 rating barrier and rose to the position of #82 in the world among T20I bowlers. Sompal represented the SPA Cup participant New Horizon College, the Nepal Army Club, and the Jagdamba Giants of the Nepal Premier League.

Early Life

Sompal grew up in India when his father and his family relocated to Punjab from Gulmi in western Nepal, where Sompal’s ancestral home resided. Sompal was an avid cricket fan throughout his youth. He participated in competitions at several school levels. The most noteworthy aspect of his career was his leadership role in the Indian Premier Corporate League. 2013 saw him return to Nepal, where he continued to play cricket. Prativa Ghimire is his wife.

Domestic and T20 career

Through the Nepali Cricket Fan Club, Sompal entered Kathmandu Region No. 3 for the first time. He was an important member of Kathmandu Region No. 3’s U-19 National Championship-winning team. By scoring two centuries and recording the best bowling stats in the competition, he set a new record. He was able to secure his spot in the national team by making an impression on Nepal’s coach, Pubudu Dassanayake, during this competition.

Sompal was the top wicket-taker in the Sagarmatha Cement Journey to World Cup tournament, an unofficial competition held in Kathmandu in December 2013 with 10 wickets from four games.

On December 26, 2015, in Sri Lanka, he made his professional debut with Saracens Sports Club in the 2015–16 Premier League Competition.

Sompal was chosen to represent the Winnipeg Hawks franchise side in the 2019 Global T20 Canada competition in June 2019.

International career

In January 2014, Kami made his Nepalese debut against the UAE. Later, he was chosen for the Nepal national cricket squad to play in the 2014 World Cup qualifier in New Zealand.

In the 2014 World Cup Qualifier, Sompal participated in six List A games and claimed eight wickets, one fewer than spinner Basanta Regmi. During the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, which was played in Bangladesh, he participated in three Twenty20 International matches and claimed four wickets with a best average of 2/13.

The highest bowling numbers of Sompal’s career were five wickets for 47 against Malaysia in the 2014 ACC Premier League in Malaysia. He was named the top tournament bowler after taking a total of 15 wickets. Sompal got five wickets at the 2014 Asian Games, with an impressive economy rate of just 2.50 and an average of just 4.00. He was the only player from Nepal to be selected by the Asian Cricket Council for the tournament’s Select XI. In the Division Three of the 2014 ICC World Cricket League, which Nepal won, he got 11 wickets.

Sompal got 40 runs off 31 balls while batting tenth in Nepal’s 72-run first innings of the first Twenty20 International of their series against Hong Kong in November 2014 (played in Sri Lanka). This featured six fours and two sixes. As a result, he broke the previous mark of 37 runs set by Sri Lankan Pradeep Nishantha in 2007 for the highest score by a number 10 batsman in all Twenty20 matches. The ninth-wicket partnership between Sompal and Shakti Gauchan (5*), at 43 runs, was the fifth-best in Twenty20 Internationals.

In Namibia’s Division Two of the 2015 ICC World Cricket League, he has the most wickets taken by a Nepalese player. In six games, he took 11 wickets, averaging 19.18 and a 4.01 economy. After being chosen by Kalutura Physical Culture Club to participate in the Emerging Trophy Tournament, a three-day cricket competition, he traveled to Sri Lanka in February 2015. He participated in 5 games, taking 39 wickets in 8 innings. In the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, he secured 6 wickets for an average of 19.83 and an economy rate of 7.00.

He was included in Nepal’s squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two competition in January 2018.[20] He needed 4/30 against UAE in the third game to limit them to 114 runs.

Kami was a part of the Nepalese Cricket team for their One Day International (ODI) series against the Netherlands in July 2018. On August 1st, 2018, Kami debuted for the Nepal’s cricket team against the Netherlands.

He was a part of Nepal’s team for the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier competition in August of that year. In October 2018 for the ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier competition, Sompal was chosen for the Nepal cricket team’s East sub-zone group.

Sompal became the first bowler for Nepal to score a five-wicket haul on January 26, 2019, in the second ODI against UAE. In June 2019, Kami participated in the regional final of the ICC T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier tournament for the Nepal national cricket team.

Sompal was a part of Nepal’s squad later that month for the cricket competition at the 2019 South Asian Games. In the third-place playoff game, the Nepali team defeated the Maldives by a margin of five wickets to claim the bronze medal. In September 2020, the Cricket Association of Nepal awarded central contracts to 18 cricketers, including Sompal Kami.

Bio Data

Born: 2 February 1996 

Age:  27

Place of Birth: Chandrakot, Gulmi

Nickname: Gulmi Express, Somu

Batting: Right-handed

Bowling: Right-arm Fast medium

Role: Bowling Allrounder