Sandeep Lamichhane, on 21 April 2023, broke the record for the fastest bowler in the history of One Day International (ODI) cricket to complete 100 wickets. He reached the milestone in just 42 matches during the match against Oman (Nepal’s 50th ODI match) in the ACC Premier Cup, surpassing many world cricket superstars.
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#1. Whose record did Sandeep Lamichhane break to become the fastest bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets?
Lamichhane surpassed Afghan star Rashid Khan to write his name in the history book.
#2. Who was Sandeep's 100th dismissal?
Lamichhane dismissed Adeel Shafique in the third ball of the 13th over against Oman to reach the feat.
#3. How many wickets did Sandeep grab in his debut ODI game?
Sandeep Lamichhane was part of Nepal’s first-ever ODI game against the Netherlands. He picked up one wicket in that match.
#4. Against which side has Sandeep picked up the highest number of wickets so far?
Playing against seven ODI nations, Sandeep has managed 25 wickets against PNG.
#5. Sandeep was the second-fastest bowler to grab 50 ODI wickets. How many matches did he take?
He reached the feat in 22 matches, only behind Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis (19 games).
#6. Who was the first victim of Sandeep Lamichhane in the ODI?
Sandeep dismissed Stephan Myburgh in the 13th over of Nepal’s first-ever ODI match against the Netherlands.
#7. How many five-wicket hauls has Sandeep bagged while reaching 100 ODI wickets?
The leggie has bagged three fifers so far, with two coming against PNG and the other against USA.
#8. Sandeep reached the milestone in 42 matches. In how many matches He went wicketless?
The spinning sensation only went wicketless twice in 2020 against Oman. Since then, he has picked up at least one wicket in every match. The streak is 32* successive matches already.
#9. Which batter has Sandeep dismissed most time in his ODI career so far?
PNG’s Sese Bau has been the victim of Lamichhane five times, the highest so far.
#10. What is Sandeep's best bowling performance in ODI so far?
Sandeep has grabbed two six-fer in ODIs so far. The best performance came at Al Amerat in September 2021. He picked up 6/11 in 5.1 overs against PNG.