Sandeep Lamichhane Biography

Sandeep Lamichhane is a renowned Nepalese Cricketer who have played almost all the franchise league around the globe like Indian Premier League (IPL), Big Bash League (BBL).

Lamichhane is well known for his goggly and leg-breaks which is hitting the world hard. Sandeep Lamichhane made his debut for Nepal National Team in 16 April 2016.

Sandeep Lamichhane’s Quick Facts

Name Sandeep Lamichhane
Date of BirthAugust 2, 2000
Birth PlaceSyangja, Nepal
Father’s Name Chandra Narayan Lamichhane
Mother’s NameKopila Devi
Profession Cricketer/Singer
Nick Name Kancha
IPL TeamDelhi Capitals

Sandeep Lamichhane Biography

Personal Information

A 19-year old young spin sensation of Nepal Cricket Team, Sandeep Lamichhane was born on 2 August 2000 in a small district of Nepal called Syangja.A right-handed leg break googly bowler plays for Nepal and different franchise across the world including Indian Premier League and Big Bash League.

Sandeep started his cricketing career in his own hometown looking Indian star Sachin Tendulkar and Australian Spin King Shane Warne as inspiration. Later, he and his family moved to Chitwan district from where Sandeep started his professional Cricket. He joined Chitwan Cricket Academy which is run by former captain of Nepal Cricket Team , Raju Khadka.

During a visit for marriage ceremony of one of the National player Basant Regmi , former coach of Nepal, Pubudu Dasanayake gets his eyes on Sandeep’s spin and called for national under-19 training camp.

Besides Cricket , Sandeep released his first Nepali song Udash Thiyo from his album Pratikshya- the waiting.

Early Career

Sandeep Lamichhane is the 4th bowler to take hat-trick in history of U-19 World Cup.

Sandeep Lamichhane made his debut for Nepal National Team on 16 April 2016 against Namibia during ICC World Cricket League Championship 2015-17 . Earlier, he played for Nepal’s under-19 team.

He played ICC U-19 world cup 2016 and took a hat-trick against Ireland in second match. He finishes the tournament with 14 wickets becoming the second highest wicket taker of the tournament.

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Sandeep Lamichhane appealing for LBW.

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke, was pleased with the spin of Sandeep Lamichhane and called him for training in his academy called Western Suburbs District Cricket Club.From there, Lamichhane was exposed to international level.

Sandeep Lamichhane’s Stats and Career

Sandeep Lamichhane made his T20l debut for a World Xl side against West Indies.

  • Sandeep Lamichhane had played total 34 number of List A match for Nepal grabbing 70 wickets with an economy of 4.06 and average of 17.6. Lamichhane played 10 ODI and 21 T20I for Nepal with 23 and 34 wickets in his hand respectively.
  • In January 2018, Lamichhane was awarded with player of the tournament in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division two for his excellent bowling performance grabbing 17 wickets in 6 matches with a 5-wicket haul against Kenya.
  • Sandeep Lamichhane made his T20I debut against West Indies at Lord’s playing for ICC World Xl for Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge.
  • Sandeep played his first ODI match against Netherlands on August 1st 2018 while T20I debut for Nepal against same Netherlands earlier on July.
  • Lamichhane became the leading wicket-taker in 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier with 24 Wickets in six matches.
  • On 12 February 2020, Lamichhane took his first five-wicket haul in an ODI during World Cricket League 2 Tri-series against United States Infront of thousands of fans in TU International Cricket Stadium.
  • Sandeep Lamichhane is first bowler to take 100 Wickets in T20 Cricket for Nepal.

Sandeep Lamichhane’s Current Teams around the globe

In May 2016, Lamichhane was playing for Kowloon Cantons in Hong Kong T20 Blitz where he catches the eye of Australian former Captain Michael Clarke.

  • National Team – Nepal
  • Indian Premier League – Delhi Capitals
  • Caribbean Premier League – Barbados Tridents
  • Big Bash LeagueMelbourne Stars
  • Bangladesh Premier League Sylhet Sixers
  • Afghanistan Premier League – Nangarhar Leopards
  • Everest Premier League – Kathmandu Kings Xl

Sandeep Lamichhane’ stats in his IPL Carrer

Sandeep Lamichhane is the first Nepalese player to play Indian Premier League. Earlier, Shakti Gauchan was called for trials but couldn’t make to the team.

Sandeep Lamichhane made his IPL debut in May 2018 playing for Delhi Daredevils against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He picked a Wicket for 25 runs in his debut match. At the end of season, he took five Wickets in 3 matches with an average of 16.40.

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Sandeep Lamichhane celebrate after his first Wicket in IPL.

In 2019 season of IPL playing for Delhi Capitals, he Lamichhane grabbed 8 Wickets in six matches with an economy of 9.13.

Sandeep Lamichhane’s Net Worth and Salary

In 2017, Sandeep Lamichhane was awarded as ‘Best Youth Player of the Year’.

In 2020, the net worth of Sandeep Lamichhane is estimated as approximately 30 lakhs Nepali Rupee.Meanwhile, his salary haven’t revealed yet.

Sandeep Lamichhane’s Relationship Status

Sandeep is an unmarried young boy and seems to be very secretive about his relationship status in social media. But, viewing his recent interview and live he might be in love affair.

Sandeep Lamichhane have a verified Twitter and Instagram Account

Twitter – @iamsandeep25

Instagram – @sandeep_lamichhane_25

Watch Sandeep Lamichhane’s Interview:

Sandeep Lamichhane about his journey.


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