Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepali: सन्दीप लामिछाने; born 2 August 2000) is a Nepalese cricketer who plays for the Nepalese national team. A right-arm leg spin bowler, Lamichhane has played for Twenty20 franchise sides across the world, including the Delhi Capitals in the (IPL) Indian Premier League, the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL), and the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

He made his T20 international debut in a Twenty20 International (T20I) match against the West Indies, where he represented a World XI side. He became the first cricketer to make a T20 international debut representing a combined team.He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Nepal’s first One Day International (ODI) match, against the Netherlands, in August 2018.

The 18-year-old made history on January 28, 2018 when he became the first cricketer from Nepal to sign for an IPL team. He was bought by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), coached by Ricky Ponting, for his base price of ₹20 lakh.

Lamichhane first made an impact at the U-19 World Cup in 2016, where he claimed a hat-trick in Nepal’s defeat of Ireland. Later that year, while taking part in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, he made a deep impression on former Australia captain Michael Clarke, who invited the bowler to train under him and play grade cricket in Sydney.

Lamichhane Performance in IPL 2019

Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua had said how Lamichhane had managed to impress everyone at the trials.

Coming into 2019, Lamichhane played his first match against Kolkata Knight Riders conceding 29 runs and taking the wicket of debutant Nikhil Naik.

In his second match, which is still ongoing, he has sent back the dangerous Sam Curran and Sarfaraz Khan back to the pavilion.

While Sam Curran was out leg before, Sarfraz, who stitched together a vital 62-run fourth wicket partnership with David Miller, has been caught behind. He just leaked 27 runs in the process though, maintaining an excellent economy of 6.75 .


Sandeep Lamichhane Cricketer Profile
सन्दीप लामिछाने
Personal information
Full name Sandeep Lamichhane
Born 2 August 2000 (age 18)
AruchaurSyangja, Nepal
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Leg break googly
Role Bowler
International information
National side ·         Nepal (2016–present)
ODI debut (cap 6) 1 August 2018 v Netherlands
Last ODI 28 January 2019 v UAE
T20I debut (cap 20) 31 May 2018 v West Indies
Last T20I 3 February 2019 v UAE
Domestic team information
Years Team
2018 Delhi Capitals
2018 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2018 Nangarhar Leopards
2018/19 Melbourne Stars
2019 Sylhet Sixers
2019 Lahore Qalandars
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I LA T20
Matches 6 5 27 37
Runs scored 40 6 76 21
Batting average 10.00 7.60 21.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 15 4* 15 6*
Balls bowled 319 90 1,434 788
Wickets 15 5 57 46
Bowling average 14.80 24.40 17.08 19.45
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/24 2/19 5/20 4/10
Catches/stumpings 1/– 0/– 9/– 5/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 31 March 2019


Sandeep Lamichhane Biography, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Biography & More

Sandeep Lamichhane Bio
Full Name Sandeep Lamichhane
Nicknames Kancha, King of Spin, Nepal’s Shane Warne
Profession Cricketer (Right-arm bowler)
Famous For Legbreak Googly
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet inches– 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 55 kg
in pounds– 121 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 36 inches
– Waist: 28 inches
– Biceps: 10 inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black
International Debut List A– 8 February 2018 against Namibia at Windhoek, Namibia
Jersey Number #25 (Domestic)
Domestic/State Team Delhi Daredevils, Kowloon Cantons, Biratnagar Kings, Western Suburbs District Cricket Club, Lalitpur Patriots, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Records (main ones) • In 2016, he became the fifth bowler to take a hat-trick in the ICC Under-19 World Cup when he picked 5 wickets against Ireland.
• In the same year, he became Nepal’s leading wicket-taker by picking 14 wickets in six games.
• He also became the second highest wicket-taker in the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.
• In 2018, he became the first Nepal player to be selected in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Career Turning Point When Delhi Daredevils signed him for IPL
Personal Life
Date of Birth 2 August 2000
Age (as in 2017) 17 Years
Birth Place Syangja, Nepal
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Leo
Nationality Nepalese
Hometown Syangja, Nepal
School Not Known
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualification Not Known
Coaches/Mentors Raju Khadka, Pubudu Dassanayake
Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Travelling, Listening to music
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Parents Father– Chander Narayan Lamichhane (An employee in Indian Railway)
Mother– Name Not Known
Siblings Brother– Mohan Lamichhane (Elder)

Sister– Indu Lamichhane Neupane

Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2018) IPL– ₹20 lakh/year