Nepal kicker Sandeep Lamichhane has joined Melbourne Stars for the next Big Bash League season. The 18-year-old will play for them in two stages: he will join the team before December 10, before going to play the full season of the Bangladesh Premier League on January 5, and then return to Australia for the remaining games of BBL.
In January, Lamichhane made history by becoming the first cricketer in Nepal to appear on the IPL when it was signed by Delhi Daredevils. Shortly thereafter, it was a highly sought-after entity in T20 leagues around the world, achieving a contract in the CPL, the Global T20 Canada, the BPL and now the BBL. He will be the first player from a Partner country to play the BBL. Lamichhane, however, has experience in playing cricket-grade in Australia in 2016, when he was advised by Michael Clarke.
Rashid Khan of Afghanistan, who played at BBL 2017, played after his country had Full Member status. This year, Rashid will be joined in the BBL by his compatriot Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who signed for Brisbane Heat last week.
Lamichhane came to the limelight at the 2016 U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, where he was the second best contender with 14 in six games.
Earlier this year, Lamichhane took 13 windows in the ICC World Cup Qualifier, playing a pivotal role in helping Nepal obtain ODI status for the first time. He was also named in the XI World squad that faced the West Indies on Lord & # 39; s on May 31, in the combat of the T20 Challenge of Hurricane Relief.