Hindustan Times – Sandeep Lamichhane, Nepal’s teenage spinner, continued his rapid rise in international cricket as he was named in the ICC World XI squad to take on the West Indies in a charity T20 International on May 31.

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  • Sandeep Lamichhane, Nepal’s teenage spinner, continued his rapid rise in international cricket as he was named in the ICC World XI squad to take on the West Indies in a charity T20 International on May 31.
  • READ | BCCI aims for women’s Indian Premier League in two-three yearsLamichhane will join a star-studded line-up, which also comprises Eoin Morgan (captain), Shahid Afridi, Tamim Iqbal, Dinesh Karthik, Rashid Khan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shoaib Malik, Hardik Pandya, Thisara Perera and Luke Ronchi against the ICC World T20 champion side.
  • READ | Mark Waugh calls Indian cricket team ‘selfish’ for refusing to play Day-Night TestIn the historic MCC versus Nepal match at Lord’s in July the same year, Lamichhane had figures of one for 25 as the visitors successfully defended 217 for eight, bowling out the hosts for 176 in 47.
  • The wrist-spinner claimed 17 wickets in six World Cricket League Division Two matches in Namibia earlier this year in February and then followed up with 13 wickets in the World Cup Qualifier in March to help Nepal finish eighth and with it earn ODI status until 2022.
  • READ | Mohammad Amir, Imam-ul-Haq key to Pakistan’s resurgence, says Asif IqbalReacting to his inclusion in the ICC World XI, Lamichhane said: “It is an honour for the entire country and passionate followers of Nepal cricket, as well as an indicator that we are making our mark on the international game.


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