Sandeep Lamichhane, an eighteen year old cricket sensation from Nepal has left for Australia to participate in KFC Big Bash League – Australia’s biggest T20 domestic cricket league. Lamichhane will be playing for Melbourne Stars.
The Big Bash tournament, played from December through to February, will conclude one of the most eventful year for the eighteen year old national cricketer. In 2018, he played for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capital) in the Indian Premier League, and many other T20 leagues including the Caribbean Premier League, and Pokhara Premier League. Owing to the timing clash, he was only able to play two matches for Lalitpur Patriots in Everest Premier League.
Lamichhane first shot to the limelight when he was the second-highest wicket-taker at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2016, with 14 wickets and with 5 for 27 against Ireland being his best.
He had trained under the watchful eye of former Australian skipper Michael Clarke and has played grade cricket for Australia. He was also instrumental in Nepal gaining ODI status for the first time.