San­deep picked in World XI

Sport360 - - Ipl 2018 - By Staff Re­porter @Sport360 edi­to­rial@sport360.com

Nepal’s San­deep Lamichhane be­came the lat­est ad­di­tion to the ICC Rest of the Word XI squad which will take on the West Indies in the Hur­ri­cane Re­lief T20I at Lord’s on May 31.

The 17-year-old prodigy had re­cently be­come the first Nepalese player to play in the IPL af­ter he was given his de­but by Delhi Dare­dev­ils in the loss to Royal Chal­lengers Ban­ga­lore.

While Lamichhane has been added to the Rest of the World XI squad, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has de­cided to with­draw. He will join a star-stud­ded line up which in­cludes the likes of Eoin Mor­gan, Rashid Khan, Shahid Afridi, Di­nesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya and Shoaib Ma­lik among oth­ers.

The char­ity T20I match at Lord’s is be­ing held to raise funds for the cricket venues dam­aged by the mul­ti­ple hur­ri­canes which swept the Caribbean re­gion last year.

Lamichhane ex­pressed his delight at be­ing picked for the spe­cial oc­ca­sion, say­ing: “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.

“Train­ing, shar­ing the dress­ing room and play­ing with some of the trend-set­ters who we saw on tele­vi­sion while grow­ing up is some­thing I look for­ward to. This is an op­por­tu­nity for me to learn and im­prove, and I am com­mit­ted to cash­ing in on this.”

For now, the wrist-spin­ner is putting Nepal on the crick­et­ing map and judg­ing by his de­but per­for­mance, his fu­ture looks ex­tremely bright.

Rise and shine: San­deep Lamichhane.

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