Sandeep Lamichhane

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Sandeep Lamichhane is a Nepalese cricketer who plays for Nepal’s national squad. The adolescent is well-known as a leg break bowler. He picked up 14 wickets for his country during the U-19 Cricket World Cup. Namibia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Ireland were among the countries he faced. When he took five wickets against Ireland in the Under-19 World Cup, he became only the sixth bowler in history to achieve a hat trick. He became the first Nepalese cricketer to play in the Indian Premier League when the Delhi Daredevils bought him for INR 2 million in 2018. Sandeep, dubbed the “King of Spin,” grabbed 17 wickets in six matches at the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament, earning him the ICC World Cricket League Division Two Player of the Tournament accolade. He was designated one of the 10 players to watch in 2018 by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke recognized Sandeep’s promise and offered him to attend the Michael Clarke Academy in Sydney to hone his abilities.

Career of Sandeep

Sandeep Lamichhane started playing cricket at the Chitwan Cricket Academy when he was eight years old. Pubudu Dassanayake, a Canadian coach, was pleased by his bowling abilities and chose him for the youth camp when he was only 14 years old. Sandeep was named to the ICC Under-19 World Cup squad in 2016 and demonstrated his bowling ability by taking five wickets and a hat trick against Ireland, dismissing Lorcan Tucker, Adam Dennison, and Fiachra Tucker in quick succession. For bowling the tournament’s top bowling scores of 5/27, he was named Man of the Match.
He took three wickets for 53 runs in the fifth-place playoff match against the Pakistan U-19 team, and he took three wickets for 35 runs in the seventh-place playoff match against the Namibia U-19 team. In reality, he finished the competition with a total of 14 wickets.
He made his debut in the 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship against Namibia on April 16, 2016. When he played with Sandeep at the Hong Kong Twenty20 blitz in May 2016, former Australian captain Michael Clarke admired his drive and talent. In September 2016, Clarke offered him to play for the Western Suburbs District Cricket Club in Sydney. The next year, he competed in the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, where he took five wickets against the Malaysian U-19 team, limiting them to 45 runs.
His reputation grew so strong that the Delhi Daredevils purchased him at the IPL auction in January 2018, making him the first Nepalese cricketer to play in the tournament. He was also selected for Nepal’s 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two competition in January, when he was named Man of the Match after taking four wickets for 18 runs in 8.2 overs in the tournament’s first match against Namibia. He grabbed three wickets for 30 runs in the match against the United Arab Emirates. He took five wickets for 20 runs in the match against Kenya. He was named Player of the Tournament in the end.

Personal Experiences of Sandeep

Sandeep Lamichhane was born in Aruchaur Talpokhari, Syangja district, Nepal, on August 2, 2000. Chander Narayan Lamichhane, his father, works for the Indian Railways. His mother, Kopila Devi, is a stay-at-home mom. Mohan Lamichhane (brother) and Indu Lamichhane (sister) are his siblings (sister).
Sandeep was born and raised in India, where he attended school until the fourth grade. Later, he attended the Chitwan Cricket Academy in Nepal, where he was groomed by Raju Khadka, the former national team captain.

Estimated Net Worth

Sandeep Lamichhane net worth is estimated about $2.5 million dollars.