Nepal Spinner Sandeep Lamichhane Added To ICC World XI Squad


Nepal wrist-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane was on Wednesday added to the ICC World XI squad for the May 31 T20I in opposition to the West Indies. The match will probably be performed at Lord’s and all of the proceeds will probably be used to redevelop the stadia within the Caribbean which had been broken attributable to hurricanes final yr. Lamichhane, 17, will be a part of a star-studded line-up, which additionally includes Eoin Morgan (captain), Shahid Afridi, Tamim Iqbal, Dinesh Karthik, Rashid Khan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shoaib Malik, Hardik Pandya, Thisara Perera and Luke Ronchi in opposition to the ICC World Twenty20 champion facet, which incorporates the likes of Samuel Badree, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels and Andre Russell.

Lamichhane was noticed by then Nepal coach Pubudu Dassanayake in 2014 and first represented Nepal within the ICC Below19 Cricket World Cup 2016 through which he took 16 wickets.

In the historic MCC versus Nepal match at Lord’s in July 2016, Lamichhane had figures of 1 for 25 because the guests efficiently defended 217/eight, bowling out the hosts for 176 in 47.2 overs.

Lamichhane claimed 17 wickets in six ICC World Cricket League Division Two matches in Namibia earlier this yr in February after which adopted up with 13 wickets within the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in March to assist Nepal end eighth and with it earn ODI standing till 2022.

Success continued to comply with for Lamichhane when he grew to become the primary Nepal participant to be picked within the IPL 2018 public sale when he was signed up by Delhi Daredevils.

He justified his choice when he returned figures of 1 for 25 on his debut in opposition to the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Reacting to the information of his inclusion within the ICC World XI, Lamichhane mentioned: “I am privileged to have been chosen to be part of the ICC World XI against the Windies. It is an honour for the entire country and passionate followers of Nepal cricket, as well as an indicator that we are making our mark on the international game.”

“Training, sharing the dressing room and taking part in with among the trend-setters who we noticed on tv whereas rising up is one thing I stay up for. This is a chance for me to be taught and enhance, and I’m dedicated to cashing in on this.

“What can I say about Lord’s, it is the Home of Cricket, it is a full historical past of cricket and a dream venue for any cricketer. To play there in 2016 was a memorable event, which I stay up for reliving later this month.

“I hope I will continue to get opportunities in future which, in turn, will help me improve my skills as well as my country to strengthen its position on the world cricket map,” he added.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh star Shakib Al Hasan has withdrawn from the match attributable to private causes and his substitute will probably be introduced quickly.

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