The Rising Star–Sandeep Lamichhane


From U19 to IPL, Sandeep Lamichhane is all set to become the rising Nepal cricket star.


 Born in 2000, Sandeep Lamichhane is just 17. Yet, he has been able to surprise the world with his list of achievements.  Lamichhane recently became the first player from Nepal to be snapped up in the Indian Premier League auction.


After starring in the Under-19 World Cup in early 2016 for Nepal, taking 14 wickets at an average of only 17.07, Lamichhane was taken by McKechnie to Hong Kong to play for Kowloon Cantoons in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, and it was there he increased his exposure to top-level players. Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who also played for Kowloon, described him as a “wonderful talent and a little champion” ahead of this year’s IPL auction.  Clarke went on to invite Lamichhane for a stint at his club back in Australia, Western Suburbs, and also to train at his cricket academy in Sydney.

Sandeep Lamichhane. Photo: Udipt Singh Chhetry/THT

The 17-year old cricketer was sold at his base price of Rs. 20 lakhs, becoming the only Nepali player to be signed for IPL.

The official Twitter handle of IPL introduced him as:

Click here for the link to the tweet.

“Very happy to be announced as the player of @DelhiDaredevils for this season of @IPL! Special thanks to all those people who kept me in their prayers withholding their nerves! Journey begins now!!” Sandeep tweeted.

Apart from cricket, the young star loves music as well. He considers music as his second hobby and listens to music to calm himself.

He believes that this opportunity to play in IPL for Delhi Daredevils will be good for him as well as Team Nepal, as he thinks it’ll help him grow as a cricketer. Sandeep Lamichhane has continued to make the most of good fortune at every opportunity to come his way. We wish him all the best for his future career as well!

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Written by Dorjee Khando

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