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IPL auction 2018: Nepal Under-19 prodigy Sandeep Lamichhane creates history

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 28, 2018, 2:22 pm IST
Updated Jan 29, 2018, 8:23 am IST
Lamichhane was the highest wicket taker in the ICC Under 19 World in 2016 with 14 wickets.
Sandeep Lamichhane was invited by Australian great Michael Clarke, to train and play with him for the Western Suburbs club in Sydney. (Photo: Twitter / Sandeep Lamichhane)
 Sandeep Lamichhane was invited by Australian great Michael Clarke, to train and play with him for the Western Suburbs club in Sydney. (Photo: Twitter / Sandeep Lamichhane)

Bengaluru: Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane created history as he becomes the first cricketer from Nepal to be brought by Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisee during player’s auction. Lamichhane was brought by Delhi Daredevils at his base price of 20 Lakhs.

The 17-year-old was the star for Nepal Under-19 team in 2016, when he single handedly took his team to eighth place during the 2016 ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.

 

The young leg spinner was instrumental in team’s success as he picked up 14 wickets and ended up as the second highest wicket taker in the tournament behind Namibia pacer Fritz Coetzee(15 wickets).

His performance during the World Cup helped him feature in International Cricket Council (ICC) Future Stars XI.

 

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Lamichhane’s career defining moment came in the match against Ireland in which he bagged five-wicket haul, including a hat-trick. He was invited by former Australia captain Michael Clarke, to train and play with him for the Western Suburbs club in Sydney.

The youngster has the potential to make it big in the cricketing world and Indian Premier League will only help him gain experience among some of the best international stars.

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