Nepali cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane gets IPL contract, PM congratulates

Nepali cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane gets IPL contract, PM congratulates

At the moment, Lamichhane is preparing for World Cricket League Division 2 tournament in Namibia that begins from February 8.

Sandeep Lamichhane scripted history as he became the first Nepalese player to be part of an IPL franchise. Getting an opportunity to play itself a big thing.

If there was a worry that such attention on scouting Associate talent might dwindle now that Afghanistan has been promoted to Full Membership, Lamichhane's selection says the opposite. Sandeep was the only Nepali player involved in the IPL auction. This is awesome and good for Lamichhane and Nepali cricket as a whole.

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Later that year, while taking part in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, he made a deep impression on former Australia captain Michael Clarke, who invited the bowler to train under him and play grade cricket in Sydney.

What has he been up to recently? .

(G.N.S) Dt. 29 Bengaluru The leg-spinner rose to prominence with a successful outing at the 2016 U-19 World Cup where he guided Nepal to a creditable eighth place. According to PTI, Sandeep had scalped 14 wickets with 17 economy averages and 4.67 economy rate in six matches and he was second in the highest wicket taker in the tournament. He also took nine wickets in seven matches last month in Nepal's franchise T20 competition, the Everest Premier League. It was there that he made the crucial Clarke connection to chart a course towards the IPL.

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