KATHMANDU, May 30: Young Nepali cricket sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has left for England on Tuesday to take part in a T20I cricket match between ICC World XI and West Indies on Thursday. At a press conference held at TU International Cricket Ground, Lamichhane said patience has been the key for the success he has achieved so far.
KATHMANDU, May 22: The praise for Sandeep Lamichhane is certain to continue for some time with humongous step up in his ability as a cricket player alongside top performers of the cricket world. The fact that he belongs from a country which is yet to play a one-day-international match, Nepal achieving the much-coveted ICC-ODI-status only earlier this year, makes it a compelling story of success against all odds. Here are his top five performances that laid strong ground for his journey this far.
REPUBLICA, May 21: Sandeep Lamichhane had to wait for his debut for Delhi Daredevils whilst assumptions were made if the purchase of a starlet from lesser known but internet-friendly Nepal was all but a commercial stunt to boost up fan following in the top associate nation-- in terms of fan following.
KATHMANDU, May 18: Nepali spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is to play against the captain of Chennai Super Kings Banglore, Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the 52nd match on ongoing Indian Premier League at Delhi on Friday.
KATHMANDU, May 17: The world is at Sandeep Lamichhane’s feet as the wonder kid from Nepal’s Syangja district has already made a habit of breaking the internet back in Nepal every second day. From taking his first hat-trick in ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2016 to being shortlisted in official ICC World XI squad to make his T20I debut in 2018, the journey for the 17-year-old wizard has been no less than a fairytale.
KATHMANDU, May 17: Spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane’s reputation continues to rapidly rise in international cricket as he was the latest name to be unveiled as a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World XI to face West Indies in May 31 charity T20I match. ICC World XI is set to take on West Indies national team in a T20I match at iconic Lord’s stadium in London to raise funds for Caribbean stadia ravaged by hurricanes last year.
Success continued to follow Lamichhane when he became the first Nepali player to be picked in the IPL 2018 when he was signed up by Delhi Daredevils. He justified his selection when he returned figures of one for 25 on his debut against a Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore.
KATHMANDU, May 14: Sandeep Lamichhane bowled 8 deliveries to AB, conceding 10 runs including that mistimed six that could easily have fallen in the fielders’ hand any other day. On the other hand, he also delivered 8 deliveries to Kohli while conceding 7 runs. His best came against Patel when he dismissed him LBW. Moeen faced the other two deliveries scoring a run. No extras were delivered. He registered the match figures of 1-25 in four overs defending 181 for Daredevils whilst delivering 16 of his 24 deliveries to two of the best batsmen of T20 cricket in the world.
KATHMANDU, May 13: Nepal’s teenage sensation Sandeep Lamichhane was handed his first cap by Delhi Daredevils in their twelfth match of ongoing Indian Premier League 2018 in their home-ground Feroz Shah Kotla against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Lamichhane received the IPL debut cap by Daredevils coach and Australian legend Ricky Ponting.
KATHMANDU, May 8:Teenagers dominated the list for 2018 led by cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane as rising golfer Pratima Sherpa and table tennis prodigy Santoo Shrestha made the final five of the unveiled names on Wednesday by Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) for the People’s Choice Award of the Pulsar Sports Award scheduled to be declared on May 18. National football team goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong and spiker Man Bahadur Shrestha are the two other nominees in the list.
KATHMANDU, March 3: Caribbean Premier League (CPL) outfit St. Kitts and Nevis has snapped up Nepali teenage sensation Sandeep Lamichhane for the 2018 season. The globe-trotting career for the 17-year-old continues as he will become first Nepali player to play in West Indies’ premier T20 event. He was signed up during the CPL auction in London for a fee of US$ 5,000 on Thursday in Round 13 of the draft pick.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The National Sports Council (NSC) on Tuesday congratulated footballers Kiran Chemjong and Bimal Gharti Magar who were signed by two I-League clubs, and cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane who will be a part of Indian Premier League (IPL) this season.
Back in 2016, Delhi Daredevils scouts looking out for a young spinner zeroed in on a Nepali leggie by the name of Sandeep Lamichhane, then not yet 16. Ahead of the IPL 2018 auction, the teen was put through a quiet trial in Delhi, and a video of his bowling was sent to team coach Ricky Ponting. The Australian legend was impressed.
KATHMANDU, July 21: Sandeep Lamichhane shot to fame all of a sudden last year. Former national coach, Pubudu Dassanayake, spotted the 16-year old while he was playing cricket at his hometown in Chitwan.
KATHMANDU, July 9: Sanima Bank Limited on Friday agreed to provide sports scholarship of Rs 20,000 per month to cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane for two years. Cricket Players Association of Nepal (CPAN) had lobbied for the scholarship.