Delhi Capitals wish Sandeep Lamichhane ahead of his BBL debut
He will ply his trade for Melbourne Stars.
Updated - Dec 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Sandeep Lamichhane has not looked back since impressing in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. The spin sensation for Nepal finished the tournament as Nepal’s highest wicket-taker, picking up a staggering 14 in six games including a five-for against Ireland. He soon made his debut for the senior side against Namibia in the WCL Championship and has become a regular in the team. Since his exploits in the Under-19 World Cup, Lamichhane’s career graph has only moved in the upward direction.
In 2018, he became the first player from Nepal to get an Indian Premier League contract. Delhi Capitals (previously Delhi Daredevils) secured his services in the last auction by shelling out INR 20 lakhs. Signed as a spin prodigy, Sandip had to patiently wait for his chance but made an instant impression after making his debut. He played three matches for the franchise and picked up five wickets.
After his stint in the IPL, the Nepal star played for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Kowloon Cantons and Montreal Tigers. He is now bracing up for another challenge as he will now ply his trade for Melbourne Stars in the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia. And as Lamicchane is getting ready for his debut in the BBL, his IPL franchise Delhi Capitals took to Twitter and wished him luck, writing: “Good luck for a fabulous season at @BBL!”
Here is Delhi Capital’s tweet
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) December 11, 2018
Lamichhane to play BBL in two parts
The Nepal leg-spinner is likely to play his maiden BBL in two parts. After playing the initial games, Lamichhane will fly out to Bangladesh to play in the Bangladesh Premier League for Sylhet Sixers starting on January 5. He will then return to Australia for the remaining BBL games.
Delhi Capitals, meanwhile, will be hoping that Lamichhane adds more armour to his artillery before the next IPL as they look to put up a good show. The perennial underachievers have taken some big calls ahead of the new season and will be desperately hoping that their fortunes change. They have changed their name and have roped in experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan while releasing Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Junior Dala, Liam Plunkett, Mohammed Shami, Sayan Ghosh, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, and Naman Ojha.
~ Written by Bijoy