Sandeep Lamichhane

Country: Nepal
Born: August 02, 2000, Syangja
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak Googly
Playing role: Bowler

Sandeep Lamichhane Bio

Sandeep Lamichhane, the prodigious cricket player from Nepal, has captivated audiences around the world with his exceptional talent and relentless passion for the game. Born on August 2, 2000, in Syangja, Nepal, Lamichhane has become a symbol of hope and inspiration for his country, breaking barriers and defying the odds as a cricketer.

Lamichhane’s cricketing journey began at a tender age when he was discovered by then Nepal coach Pubudu Dassanayake. It was during a fortuitous stop in the remote Chitwan Province on the way to Basant Regmi’s wedding that Dassanayake spotted the young talent. From that moment, Lamichhane vowed to make the most of every opportunity that came his way.

At the age of 15, Lamichhane made his unofficial senior team debut against a touring MCC squad in November 2015. His impressive performance caught the attention of Scott McKechnie, a Hong Kong wicketkeeper playing for MCC, who was dismissed twice by Lamichhane. This led to an invitation for Lamichhane to play for Kowloon Cantons at the inaugural Hong Kong T20 Blitz in May 2016.

During the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, Lamichhane crossed paths with former Australian captain Michael Clarke, who recognized the youngster’s immense talent. Impressed by Lamichhane’s skills, Clarke invited him to come to Sydney and play club cricket under his guidance during the Australian summer. It was a golden opportunity for Lamichhane to learn from one of the game’s greats and hone his skills further.

Lamichhane’s international breakthrough came at the 2016 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, where he emerged as Nepal’s leading wicket-taker with 14 scalps in six matches, including a memorable five-for against Ireland. Not long after, he made his senior team debut against Namibia in the WCL Championship and showcased his accuracy and finesse as a young wristspinner.

In January 2018, Lamichhane’s reputation soared as he became the first Nepali player to be bought at the IPL auction. Delhi Daredevils snapped him up for INR 20 lakh (USD 31,000 approx), and he rose to the occasion, proving his worth with exceptional performances in the following months. Lamichhane’s skills shone brightly at the 2018 WCL Division Two in Namibia, where he took 17 wickets and was named the Player of the Tournament, propelling Nepal into the World Cup Qualifier.

The year 2018 brought more milestones for Lamichhane as he became the first Nepali player to be drafted in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). St Kitts & Nevis Patriots secured his services in round 13, further cementing his place in cricket history.

Despite being just a teenager, Lamichhane has achieved remarkable success and continues to make strides in his cricketing journey. As Nepal’s leading spinner, he has inspired an entire nation and is considered a role model for aspiring cricketers in his country. With his humility, dedication, and relentless pursuit of excellence, Sandeep Lamichhane has undoubtedly etched his name in the annals of Nepali cricket history.

Sandeep Lamichhane Career Stats

Sandeep Lamichhane Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 52 19 8 64 16* 5.81 71 90.14 0 0 3 1 19 0
ODIs 51 35 8 376 35* 13.92 454 82.81 0 0 33 6 8 0
FC 1 2 1 64 39* 64 40 160 0 0 3 6 0 0
List A 75 47 13 416 35* 12.23 579 71.84 0 0 35 6 18 0
T20s 144 41 22 127 16* 6.68 146 86.98 0 0 5 2 31 0

Sandeep Lamichhane Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 52 52 1175 1233 98 5/9 5/9 12.58 6.29 11.9 2 1 0
ODIs 51 50 2774 2023 112 6/11 6/11 18.06 4.37 24.7 8 3 0
FC 1 2 216 134 3 3/84 3/134 44.66 3.72 72 0 0 0
List A 75 74 4038 2889 158 6/11 6/11 18.28 4.29 25.5 10 4 0
T20s 144 142 3175 3593 206 5/9 5/9 17.44 6.78 15.4 3 1 0

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