Sandeep Lamichhane Introduction
What’s the thing about players like Ryan ten Doeschate, Kevin O’Brien and Kyle Coetzer, that really makes them stand apart? While you may not know any other player from their country, you are bound to know them. Sandeep Lamichhane is another player from that breed. Hailing from Nepal, he has made a name for himself in the international circuit.
However, Lamichhane’s success story holds value not only for him, but for the entire nation. He has helped to register Nepal’s footprint in the global cricketing sector. With stints all over the world, like Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League and Big Bash League, he has helped the world realize the huge repertoire of talent a nation like Nepal possesses.
Sandeep Lamichhane Batting and Fielding Averages
Sandeep Lamichhane Bowling Averages
Sandeep Lamichhane Early Life
- Sandeep Lamichhane was born on 2nd August 2000, in Syanga, Nepal.
- Lamichhane’s father’s name is Chandra Narayan Lamichhane.
- His father is an employee of the Indian Railways.
- His mother’s name is Kopila Devi Lamichhane.
- Sandeep has two siblings – a brother named Mohan Lamichhane, and a sister named Indu Lamichhane Neupane.
- As a kid, his idols were India’s Sachin Tendulkar, and Australia’s Shane Warne.
- He started playing cricket at the Chitwan Cricket Academy in Narayangarh, Bharatpur, Nepal.
- His mentor was Raju Khadka.
- Though born in Nepal, his family came to India when he was still young. Sandeep, however, stayed back in Nepal to pursue his dream of becoming a cricketer.
- He was spotted by the-then Nepal skipper Paras Khadka and coach Pubudu Dassanayake when he was just 14 years of age. He was selected for a youth camp.
- He made his List A debut in April, 2016. It was in an ICC World Cricket League Championship game against Namibia.
- He soon caught the attention of former ICC Cricket World Cup winning skipper, Michael Clarke. He offered Lamichhane a chance to join the Western Suburbs District Cricket Club.
- He was signed by Indian Premier League club Delhi Capitals (then Delhi Daredevils) in 2018.
- In the same year, he was roped in by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for the Caribbean Premier League.
- In June 2018, Canadian club Montreal Tigers signed him for the very first edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.
- A few months later, he signed for Nangarhar Leopards for the inaugural edition of the Afghanistan Premier League.
- Just a month later, he signed for Big Bash League club Melbourne Stars.
- In the same month, he signed for Bangladesh Premier League club Sylhet Sixers.
- He is also a singer. He has sung the song ‘Udaas Thiyo’ from the album ‘Pratikshya-the waiting’.
Sandeep Lamichhane International Career
- He made his T20I debut on May 31, 2018. He featured for ICC World XI against West Indies.
- He made his ODI debut on August 1, 2018, against the Netherlands at Amstelveen. It was also Nepal’s first-ever ODI game, as they had been just handed ODI status.
- He is the first cricketer in the history of the game to make a T20 international debut playing for a combined ICC lineup.
- He was a part of the Nepal U19 squad in the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
- He took a hat-trick in that tournament, in their second match against Ireland. With that, he became the fifth player ever to get a hat-trick in a U19 World Cup game.
Sandeep Lamichhane Achievements
- He is the first Nepali cricketer to get a contract in the Indian Premier League.
- He is also the first cricketer from his country to feature in Australia’s Big Bash League.
- He has won the ICC World Cricket League Division Two Player of the Tournament award, for taking 17 wickets in just 6 matches.
- He featured in the list of top ten players to watch out for in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
- Lamichhane took 24 wickets in the 2018-19 ICC World T20 Asia qualifiers.
- He won the NNIPA Best Youth Player of the Year award in 2017.
- He was the second-highest wicket-taker of the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He took 14 wickets in that competition.
- He won a man of the match award in the 2017 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, where he picked up 5 wickets for just 8 runs against Malaysia.
- In 2018, he won the NCCS-CPAN Cricketer of the Year award.