Sandeep Lamichhane is now only one wicket away from grabbing 100 wickets in ODI. The Leggie racked up his third fifer on Monday against PNG at TU Cricket Ground to take his wicket tally to 98 (from 40 matches).
Lamichhane will be the first Nepali bowler to reach the milestone and the fastest in the world if he manages to pick up a couple of wickets in three matches.
Best Bowling Figures in an Innings for Sandeep Lamichhane in #ODI cricket. In total:
40 Mtchs, 98 wickets, BBI 6/11, Average 14.75, Eco 4.01, SR 22.0#NEPALCRICKET #CWCL2 #ODI pic.twitter.com/ClDJhcHzz0
— cricnepal.com (@cricnepal) March 13, 2023
Afghanisthan’s Rashid Khan holds the record for the fastest 100 wickets in ODI. He reached the feat in 44 ODI matches. Australia’s pacer Mitchell Starc is second on the list, having done so in 52 games.
Lamichhane played his debut ODI match in August 2018 against the Netherlands, in Nepal’s first-ever ODI match. He picked up one wicket in that match.