CPL 2018: Sandeep Lamichhane ecstatic to play with Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis

Sandeep Lamichhane hoping to do well for Patriots in the CPL 2018.

Sandeep Lamichhane to make his CPL debut with St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots | Getty Images

Nepal’s young leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is eager to spread his spin magic in the upcoming 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots after taking precious experience from the IPL 2018 with Delhi Daredevils (DD).

The 18-year-old, who has made a name for himself in the cricket world with his brilliant show in the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament and IPL 2018, has made his T20I debut with the ICC XI in the fundraiser match against the West Indies earlier this month.

Lamichhane is also looking forward to make the most of the opportunity with the franchise where he'll brush his shoulders with the likes of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis in the CPL 2018 through IPL experience.

However, the young leg-spinner did not  get much opportunity in the IPL 2018 having played only three matches, in which he picked up 5 wickets at an economy rate of 6.83, but says it give him a lot of confidence to bowl at international stars on the field, hoping to do well for Patriots in the CPL 2018.

He told the CPL's official website, “I used to follow CPL from the beginning and I've been selected for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. It's a big achievement for me, and again a good challenge for me ahead. I hope I'll make it count, to play with big names, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, it will be a good booster for me.”

The leg-spinner further added, “It's always good playing with some legends, playing with big names. It is a big achievement for me and for Nepal cricketers. I'm just looking forward to keep remaining [at this level]. Playing three matches [at the IPL], it gave me a lot of good confidence and I hope I will continue on the same form.”

Lamichhane signed off by saying, “I just want to grow my cricket every time, so that I can help Nepal to reach a high range of cricket. The journey has been good so far and I would like to keep it on the same form so that I can help Nepal cricket.”



By Rashmi Nanda - 19 Jun, 2018

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