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50 wickets for Sandeep Lamichane in T20 Franchise League
2018/19 has been a dream year for Nepali youth cricketer Sandip Lamichane. After getting breakthrough in last year IPL from Delhi, he almost played every international franchise cricket tournament. He is the busiest Nepali Cricketer of 2018/19. After last year IPL, he made participation in 7 different franchise tournaments and in all franchise t-20 tournaments, he succeeds to make an impression with his bowling. Yesterday, while playing for Delhi Capital, he took the wicket of RCB’s Moeen Alli and reached the milestone of 50 wickets in t-20 franchise leagues. He became the first Nepali cricketer reached the 50 wickets mark in t-20 cricket. On last year IPL, he only got chance to play in Delhi’s last 3 matches, but who imagined that only 3 appearances on Delhi’s last 3 matches will change his fortune in a year and help him to get the worldwide fame. In the ICC’s list of busiest cricketers from last year’s May to March 2019 in international franchise league, Lamichane successfully wrote his name at 10th place. After debuting for Delhi in last year’s IPL, he became one of the most reliable spinners for different teams in t-20 franchise league. Sandeep's record in a different franchise league In a span of 1 year, Sandeep played in 7 different international t-20 franchise tournaments and while playing his 4th game of this year IPL 2019 for Delhi, he reached the 50 the mark with his 5th wicket of IPL 2019. While playing in 7 different nation, he was most successful in Australian Big Bash league and in Pakistani Super League. In big bash 2019, he only played 8 matches for Melbourne Star because of his cross schedule with Bangladeshi Premier League but from 8 games picked 11 wickets for Melbourne Stars. Sandeep’s Melbourne star lost to Melbourne Renegades in the final match by 13 runs ended the tournament as a runner-up. While Playing for Lahore Qalandars in PSL, Sandeep took 11 wickets from 7 matches. While reaching his 50 wicket mark on his on international franchise cricket, Lamichane bowled his IPL’s most expensive 4 overs spell. On his 4 over spell against RCB, he conceded 46 runs and took 1 wicket of Moeen Alli. He conceded 19 runs on his last over while bowling against Kohli in 17th over, Kohli hit two sixes on Sandeep's fourth over and made him the most expensive bowler of the inning. His previous expensive bowling performance at IPL came against Mumbai Indians on last year IPL match. He gave 36 runs in his 4 over spell against MI but had picked up 3 important wickets of MI. Sandeep has taken a wicket in every single match that he has played for DC on this year's IPL but on last 2 matches, he seems to be a little bit struggling to bowl against some of the World's best batsmen and conceded runs with the economy rate of 8 RPO in both matches. I hope Sandeep gets a chance to play all remaining matches of Delhi and perform his best in every single match and make all Nepali cricket supporters proud of him.