Another Asian inclusion for the World XI squad, this time around Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane has been introduced into the side. They will take on Windies, in the fund-raising event, scheduled to be hosted at iconic Lord’s on May 31.
Also, Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan has withdrawn from the match, citing personal reasons. The replacement for talismanic all-rounder would be announced soon.
Lamichhane is concurrently part of the Delhi Daredevils (DD) squad. Daredevils is listed at the bottom of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) points table. That said, the first Nepalese cricketer has played in just a solitary game this season so far.
The career graph of the Nepalese cricketer has spiralled upwards with the cricketing stature of the country.
Lamichhane starred in Nepal’s One-day International status reception during the recently concluded ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 earlier this year.
“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,” Sandeep Lamichhane told ICC.
The Nepalese cricketer joins the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Dinesh Karthik, Shahid Afridi in the World XI. The squad is led by Eoin Morgan.
Playing at Lord’s, a dream venue for any cricketer: Sandeep
“Training, sharing the dressing room and playing with some of the trendsetters who we saw on television while growing up is something I look forward to. This is an opportunity for me to learn and improve, and I am committed to cashing in on this,” continued Lamichhane.
The young gun in the form of Sandeep Lamichanne is eagerly waiting to feature at the iconic ground in the United Kingdom (UK).
“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. 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.” concluded Lamichanne.