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Lamichhane's five-for was instrumental in his side's eight-wicket victory over Malaysia

Sandeep Lamichhane signs on for Big Bash League

Nepal news

Sandeep Lamichhane took another stride forward in his as yet budding career when he became the first player from Nepal to be signed up for the Big Bash League in Australia.

Lamichhane, the 18-year-old leg-spinner, will turn out for Melbourne Stars in the 2018-19 edition of Australia’s premier domestic Twenty20 league, getting to live out his dream of playing at the MCG.

He will be available for around half the team’s matches, as he has already signed up for the Bangladesh Premier League, taking place at the same time, as well. His BBL participation will be in two stints, before and after his BPL commitments in January.

Lamichhane, who was one of the stars of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016, is a popular choice in T20 leagues around the world. He’s played in the Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League, Afghanistan Premier League and Global T20 Canada, among others.

These performances caught the attention of Trent Woodhill, the Stars List Manager.

“I first saw Sandeep bowl for Nepal in the Asian U19 Championships in Malaysia and was immediately impressed by both his skill as a wrist spinner and also his energy,” Woodhill said.

“Lamichhane had a successful IPL debut for Delhi and bowled well in the CPL. We have high expectations that he will light up the BBL and become a star of the tournament.”

Video cwc19 07 Oct 18
ICC World Twenty20 Asia Region Qualifier B: Nepal's Sandeep Lamichhane takes five wickets for second time in as many games

This, however, won’t be the first time the youngster has played cricket in Australia. One of his earliest champions was Michael Clarke, who while playing in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz in 2016 took note of the considerable talent before him and invited him to play grade cricket Down Under.

At Melbourne, Lamichhane will play alongside the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa.

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