Sandeep Lamichhane is a Nepalese professional cricketer who was born on August 2, 2000, in Aruchaur, Syangja district. He is a right-arm leg-spinner who has represented Nepal in international cricket.
Sandeep Lamichhane Biography
Sandeep Lamichhane was born in Syangja district and moved to India at an early age due to his father’s work. His father’s name is Chandar Narayan Lamichhane, and his mother, Kopila Devi, is a housewife. Sandeep’s father was an employee in Indian Railway.
He has an elder sister, Indu Lamichhane, and an elder brother, Mohan Lamichhane. Sandeep is the youngest in his family. His elder brother is also an employee of Indian Railways at present. Sandeep Lamichhane is unmarried now, and we do not have more information about his girlfriend.
|Father||Chandar Narayan Lamichhane|
|Age & DOB||22 Years/02 August, 2000|
|Place of Birth||Nepal|
|Profession||Cricketer, part-time Singer|
Early life and career
Sandeep Lamichhane spent his childhood in India, where he got to watch world-class cricketers. His idols were Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. At the age of nine, Sandeep moved to Chitwan, Nepal, and started training at the Chitwan Cricket Academy, which is run by former Nepali cricket captain Raju Khadka.
He was first spotted at the age of 14 by then Nepali Cricket Coach Pubudu Dasayanake, and soon after, he was selected to play for the Under-19 team of Nepal. Lamichhane impressed everyone with his leg-spin and became a regular in the Nepal national cricket team.
Sandeep Lamichhane made his unofficial international debut for Nepal in November 2015, at the age of 15, against a touring MCC squad. Lamichhane dismissed Hong Kong wicketkeeper Scott McKechnie twice, then Scott recruited the young leg spinner for the Kowloon Cantons at the inaugural Hong Kong T20 Blitz in May 2016.
A twist in his life, as former Australian Captain Michael Clarke observed enough of his talent to invite Lamichhane to Sydney to play club cricket under Clarke’s watchful eye.
Sandeep made his international debut in Bangladesh, 2016 Under-19 World Cup. Five wickets against Ireland in a single match made him Nepal’s leading wicket taker with 14 wickets in six games in 2016 Under-19 World Cup.
Sandeep Lamichhane made his senior debut in February 2018 against Namibia in the WCL Championship and was regular in a Nepali National Cricket team afterwards He was one of the best performers for Nepal in the tournament.
Sandeep Lamichhane Top Records
One Day Internationals
- 7th – Youngest Captain (21y 226d) – One Day Internationals
- 2nd – Outstanding bowling analyses in an innings (6/11)
- 1st – Most Consecutive four wickets in an innings (3)
- 1st – Most ducks in a series (5)
- 1st – Best Career strike rate (23.1)
- 2nd – Fastest to 50 wickets (22)
- 1st – Best figures in a innings when on the losing side (5)
- 1st – Best career strike rate (11.7)
- 2nd – Most maidens in an innings (2)
- 3rd – Fastest to 50 wickets (29)
- 7th – Most wickets taken lbw (12)
In 2018, Sandeep Lamichhane became the first Nepalese player to be picked in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils (now the Delhi Capitals). At that time Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi also commented that the relationship between Nepal and India had been strengthened by this IPL signing.
Sandeep played his first IPL match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore and impressed everyone with his bowling, picking up the wicket of Parthiv Patel.
T20 Franchise Cricket
Sandeep Lamichhane has also played in other T20 leagues around the world, including the Caribbean Premier League, the Pakistan Super League, the Bangladesh Premier League, and the Big Bash League in Australia.
He has played for teams such as the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, the Lahore Qalandars, the Sylhet Sixers, and the Melbourne Stars.
Sandeep Lamichhane Personal Life
Sandeep Lamichhane is unmarried and has not revealed much about his personal life. He is known for his dedication to cricket and his passion for the game.
NNIPA Best Youth Player of the Year – 2017
NCCS-CPAN Cricketer of the Year – 2018
ICC player of the month – 11 October 2021
On September 6, 2022, a 17-year-old girl filed a police complaint accusing Lamichhane of raping her in a hotel room in Kathmandu on the night of August 21, 2022. The police said in a statement that video evidence from the hotel showed Lamichhane staying with the girl.
The Kathmandu District Court authorized Lamichhane’s arrest for further investigation on September 8.
Sandeep Lamichhane withdrew from the Caribbean Premier League shortly after the news of his rape allegations broke. But he denied any wrongdoing.
As a result, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), Nepal’s cricket governing body, suspended Lamichhane from the national team. Lamichhane was issued a diffusion notice by Nepalese police via Interpol. Lamichhane was added to the Interpol police fugitive list as a result of the notice.
On October 6, 2022, Lamichhane surrendered to Nepali police and was taken to the Gaushala jail in Kathmandu.
Later, the Kathmandu District Court sent Lamichhane to the Central Jail Sundhara for judicial custody while it awaited the outcome of the case.
However, Lamichhane, who was charged with raping a minor, was released after posting a Rs2 million bail set by the Patan High Court.
POV: Sandeep Lamichhane is considered one of the brightest talents in Nepali cricket and has been praised for his accuracy and ability to take wickets. An inspiration to young cricketers in Nepal and is one of the most popular sports personalities in the country.
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