Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepali: सन्दीप लामिछाने; born 2 August 2000) is a Nepalese cricketer who plays for the Nepalese national team. A right-arm leg spin bowler, Lamichhane has played for Twenty20 franchise sides across the world, including the Delhi Capitals in the (IPL) Indian Premier League, the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL), and the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
He made his T20 international debut in a Twenty20 International (T20I) match against the West Indies, where he represented a World XI side. He became the first cricketer to make a T20 international debut representing a combined team.He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Nepal’s first One Day International (ODI) match, against the Netherlands, in August 2018.
The 18-year-old made history on January 28, 2018 when he became the first cricketer from Nepal to sign for an IPL team. He was bought by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), coached by Ricky Ponting, for his base price of ₹20 lakh.
Lamichhane first made an impact at the U-19 World Cup in 2016, where he claimed a hat-trick in Nepal’s defeat of Ireland. 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.
Lamichhane Performance in IPL 2019
Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua had said how Lamichhane had managed to impress everyone at the trials.
Coming into 2019, Lamichhane played his first match against Kolkata Knight Riders conceding 29 runs and taking the wicket of debutant Nikhil Naik.
In his second match, which is still ongoing, he has sent back the dangerous Sam Curran and Sarfaraz Khan back to the pavilion.
While Sam Curran was out leg before, Sarfraz, who stitched together a vital 62-run fourth wicket partnership with David Miller, has been caught behind. He just leaked 27 runs in the process though, maintaining an excellent economy of 6.75 .
|Sandeep Lamichhane Cricketer Profile
|Full name||Sandeep Lamichhane|
|Born||2 August 2000 (age 18)
Aruchaur, Syangja, Nepal
|Bowling||Leg break googly|
|National side||· Nepal (2016–present)|
|ODI debut (cap 6)||1 August 2018 v Netherlands|
|Last ODI||28 January 2019 v UAE|
|T20I debut (cap 20)||31 May 2018 v West Indies|
|Last T20I||3 February 2019 v UAE|
|Domestic team information|
|2018||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots|
|Source: ESPNcricinfo, 31 March 2019|
|Sandeep Lamichhane Bio|
|Full Name||Sandeep Lamichhane|
|Nicknames||Kancha, King of Spin, Nepal’s Shane Warne|
|Profession||Cricketer (Right-arm bowler)|
|Famous For||Legbreak Googly|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet inches– 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 55 kg
in pounds– 121 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 36 inches
– Waist: 28 inches
– Biceps: 10 inches
|International Debut||List A– 8 February 2018 against Namibia at Windhoek, Namibia|
|Jersey Number||#25 (Domestic)|
|Domestic/State Team||Delhi Daredevils, Kowloon Cantons, Biratnagar Kings, Western Suburbs District Cricket Club, Lalitpur Patriots, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots|
|Records (main ones)||• In 2016, he became the fifth bowler to take a hat-trick in the ICC Under-19 World Cup when he picked 5 wickets against Ireland.
• In the same year, he became Nepal’s leading wicket-taker by picking 14 wickets in six games.
• He also became the second highest wicket-taker in the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.
• In 2018, he became the first Nepal player to be selected in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
|Career Turning Point||When Delhi Daredevils signed him for IPL|
|Date of Birth||2 August 2000|
|Age (as in 2017)||17 Years|
|Birth Place||Syangja, Nepal|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Leo|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Coaches/Mentors||Raju Khadka, Pubudu Dassanayake|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Listening to music|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Parents||Father– Chander Narayan Lamichhane (An employee in Indian Railway)
Mother– Name Not Known
|Siblings||Brother– Mohan Lamichhane (Elder)
Sister– Indu Lamichhane Neupane
|Favourite Cricketers||Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne|
|Salary (as in 2018)||IPL– ₹20 lakh/year|