Sandeep Lamichhane

Nepal

Personal Information
Born
Aug 02, 2000 (20 years)
Birth Place
Syangja
Height
Role
Bowler
Batting Style
Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm legbreak
ICC Rankings
                              Test     ODI       T20
Batting                  —          —            —
Bowling                 —         —           80
Career Information
Teams
Nepal U19, Nepal, Kowloon Cantons, Delhi Capitals, World XI, Montreal Tigers, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Nangarhar Leopards, Sylhet Sixers, Kerala Knights, Melbourne Stars, Lahore Qalandars, Barbados Tridents, Toronto Nationals, Pune Devils, Asia XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Hobart Hurricanes
In the age of the wristspinner, Sandeep Lamichhanne from Nepal is another exponent of the art who has played a part in reviving it from the dead after the retirement of Shane Warne. The catc…
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Batting Career Summary
MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
ODI1082782813.010574.2900052
T20I17841553.752853.5700000
IPL910000.010.000000
Bowling Career Summary
MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
ODI1010535375236/166/164.2116.323.2610
T20I1717378390274/204/206.1914.4414.000
IPL99210292133/363/368.3422.4616.1500
Career Information
ODI debut
vs Netherlands at VRA Cricket Ground, Aug 01, 2018
Last ODI
vs United States at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Feb 12, 2020
T20 debut
vs West Indies at Lord’s, May 31, 2018
Last T20
vs Thailand at Terdthai Cricket Ground, Mar 04, 2020
IPL debut
vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Arun Jaitley Stadium, May 12, 2018
Last IPL
vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Apr 28, 2019
Profile
In the age of the wristspinner, Sandeep Lamichhanne from Nepal is another exponent of the art who has played a part in reviving it from the dead after the retirement of Shane Warne. The catchy name did the rounds through the IPL 2018 auctions as he made history by becoming the first Nepali cricketer to play the world’s most lucrative league.

After a dizzying auction for the teenager, he was signed by the Delhi Daredevils franchise for INR 2 million for the 11th edition of the league. Sandeep was spotted by the talent scouts during the annual Hong Kong T20 sixes in 2017 and was summoned for a trial against the big boys, so as to assess his strengths. Clearly, he was good enough to make the cut…

The 17-year old was also a key member of the Nepal side which tried its fortunes at the 2019 World Cup qualifiers. Michael Clarke also helped the young man to play Grade cricket in Australia in late 2016 after he was spotted by the former Australian captain in Hong Kong. He turned up for Western Suburbs of Sydney and gained exposure to the domestic club cricket scene in Australia, playing under the guidance of Clarke, Shane Warne, and several other greats.

After a successful U-19 World T20 campaign in 2016, when he took 14 wickets including a 5-for against the clueless Irish batsmen, Lamichhane shone bright in the WCL Championship as well, and once again, in 2018, did well in the Division two tournament, ending up as the man of the tournament of the event in Namibia, lifting his nation to the World Cup qualifiers for the second time in history.

Shortly after his 18th birthday, the millennial started off playing his first CPL season, and was mildly successful in the first half of the tournament for St. Kitts, and continues to be a vital cog in the wicket-hungry T20 era. A clever bowler far beyond his years with world-beating variations and disguises, Lamichhanne is definitely one for the future.