Sandeep Lamichhane Excited to Play at Lords Again

Published - 17 May 2018, 02:25 PM

Sandeep Lamichhane Charity Match
Sandeep Lamichhane is excited to play the charity Match against the Windies at Lords. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Nepal’s young leg-spinner from Nepal, Sandeep Lamichhane has expressed his excitement after ICC named him in the World XI squad which will take on Windies for a charity T20 match.

Meanwhile, he will feature alongside star cricketers at his ‘dream venue’ Lords on May 31. Moreover, the proceeds will go to redevelop the stadiums in the Caribbean damaged by due to hurricanes last year.

Lamichhane, 17, will join a star-studded line-up, which also comprises Eoin Morgan (captain), Shahid Afridi, Tamim Iqbal, Dinesh Karthik, Rashid Khan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shoaib Malik, Hardik Pandya, Thisara Perera and Luke Ronchi.

The side would against the ICC World Twenty20 champion side, which includes the likes of Samuel Badree, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels and Andre Russell among others.

The youngster has had a good year so far. Lamichhane claimed 17 wickets in six ICC World Cricket League Division Two matches in Namibia early this year in February. Further, he followed it up with 13 wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in March.

Nepal bowler Sandeep Lamichhane bowls during a World Cup Qualifier play off cricket match between Nepal and Papua New Guinea at Old Hararians Sports Club March 15 2018 (©ICC).

Lamichhane excited to play in Lords

The young wrist-spinner has expressed his excitement to return to Lords. He also admitted he wants to relive his memories in his dream venue.

What can I say about Lord’s, it’s the Home of Cricket, it’s a complete history of cricket and a dream venue for any cricketer. To play there in 2016 was a memorable occasion, which I look forward to reliving later this month. Really excited for this game,” the tweet read.

Meanwhile, Lamichhane had figures of one for 25, as Nepal successfully defended 217 for eight, bowling out MCC for 176 in 47.2 overs, the last time he played in Lords.

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