Melbourne – Nepalese leg-spinner and former Melbourne Stars player, Sandeep Lamichhane has been confirmed to play for Hobart Hurricanes season 10 of Big Bash League.
The 20-year-old Lamichhane has been officially announced by the Hobart Hurricanes to play for this season today.
Earlier, Daily Mail reported that Hurricanes was likely to pick Sandeep Lamichhane for one of the two international roster spots.
“I am very excited to return to Big Bash League for another season; this time wearing purple”, Lamichhane told.
“I am humbled and honoured to join the Hobart Hurricanes family for BBL|10. I have always got a lot of love and support in Australia, and the premium quality of competition in Big Bash is exciting. I can’t wait to play at the Blundstone Arena!”, he further added.
“Sandeep’s mystery spin can change the game, he is also a proven wicket-taker and can give a new dimension to the game to ut bowling group,” Adam Griffith, head Coach said in praise of Sandeep.
Griffith also added that Lamichhane had the potential to add the x-factor to his side’s bowling attack.
Lamichhane’s signing means the Hurricanes line-up for BBL|10 is now complete. The full squad is as below:
Scott Boland, Tim David, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Mitchell Owen, Tim Paine, Will Parker, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Nick Winter, Mac Wright
Overseas players: Dawid Malan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul
Overseas replacement players: Will Jacks, Colin Ingram
Lamichhane had played 13 games for Stars in BBL|09 and took 15 wickets with an economy of 7.44. His best bowling was 3 for 26. Overall, he had a good outing with the club playing 20 games and taking 26 scalps.
In 2020, Sandeep was picked by Jamaica Tallawahs to play in the Caribbean Premier League and grabbed 12 wickets in 10 games. However, he didn’t get a chance to play any game in the recently concluded Indian Premier League for Delhi Capitals.