IPL 2018: Sandeep Lamichhane brings Nepal into IPL fore

Sandeep is the firstplayer from Nepal to play in the IPL.

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Sandeep Lamichhane scripted history as he became the first Nepalese player to be part of any IPL franchise. Lamichhane was bagged by the Delhi Daredevils for Rs 20 Lakh. The 17-year-old has played 9 matches and is a leg-break googly bowler.

Interestingly, Sandeep was first seen by former Australian skipper Michael Clark who was impressed by his stint in Hong Kong earlier this year.

"Sandeep is a fantastic young man who enjoys his cricket and is extremely passionate about the game," Clarke was quoted as saying in a press release. "It is a really exciting opportunity to have such a talented Nepalese cricketer travel this distance to come and test his skills and improve his game at my academy. I am looking forward to working with him and all the boys and girls that will attend the 5-day live in camp starting September 26th.

Lamichhane was the second-highest wicket-taker at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2016, with 14 wickets and a best of 5 for 27 against Ireland. His performance also earned him praise from former Aussie great Shane Warne.

This is what DD CEO Hemant Dua wrote on Twitter after they roped in the Nepalese superstar now. 


By Anshuman Roy - 28 Jan, 2018

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