Nepal’s leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is all set to replace Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan in the Lahore Qalandars squad for the remainder of the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2021. Rashid Khan, who is a match-winner for any side he plays for — was named in the squads for the Zimbabwe Test tour in Abu Dhabi starting on March 2. The 22-year-old is already a star in world cricket and has some phenomenal numbers to back it up.
Rashid has played 4 Tests for Afghanistan so far in his career and has picked up 23 wickets with three five-wicket hauls. His limited-overs record is among the best in the world and he is the number one T20 bowler in the ICC rankings. Rashid has worked on his batting really well and his all-round abilities were evident in the PSL 2021 against Peshawar Zalmi.
Rashid Khan Thanks Lahore Qalandars
Rashid Khan tweeted recently thanking his team Lahore Qalandars and the fans in Pakistan for their support and love towards him. Rashid played two games for the Lahore team before his national duty arrived and his knock of 27 from 15 balls against Peshawar Zalmi to take his team above the line alongside Mohammad Hafeez shattered the social media. He also produced an economic spell in the same match bowling 4 overs for just 14 runs.
“Too soon leaving @thePSLt20 But have to attend National duty. Thank you @lahoreqalandars and to all the fans for the great support and love. INSHALLAH see you next year,” Tweeted Rashid Khan.
Lahore Qalandars Picks Up Youngster Sandeep Lamichhane
Lahore Qalandars picked up young leggie Sandeep Lamichhane as the replacement for Rashid Khan. Sandeep Lamichanne has an excellent track record in limited-overs cricket so far with 125 wickets in 96 T20 games at an economy rate of 6.79. This will be the second stint for Sandeep Lamichanne in the PSL for the Lahore Qalandars side. He will be the second player from Associate nation to play in the PSL 2021 after Ali Khan from the USA
Lamichhane is also the first player from Nepal to feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2019 for the Delhi Capitals side.