Sandeep Lamichhane to represent Hobart Hurricanes: The Nepalese spinner will play for his second team in the Big Bash League.
Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has made the move to Hobart Hurricanes for the upcoming 10th season of the Big Bash League in Australia.
Lamichhane, 20, had spent the last two years at Melbourne Stars picking 26 wickets in 21 matches at an average of 20.38, an economy rate of 7.10 and a strike rate of 17.23.
Lamichhane, who has played 31 white-ball matches at the highest level, has become the second player from Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals to sign with Hobart.
It was as recent as yesterday that Hurricanes had announced the signing of West Indies all-rounder Keemo Paul for Big Bash League 2020-21. It is worth mentioning that both Paul and Lamichhane didn’t get to play a solitary match for Delhi in the recently concluded season of IPL.
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With former Hurricanes and Australia captain Ricky Ponting currently being the head coach at Capitals, one can’t rule out his involvement in both the signings.
Sandeep Lamichhane to represent Hobart Hurricanes in BBL 2020-21
“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,” Lamichhane said in a statement published on Hurricanes’ website.
“We have seen how Sandeep can change a game with his mystery spin, and he can bowl at any stage of the innings. He’s a proven wicket taker who will add yet another dimension to our bowling group,” Hobart head coach Adam Griffith said in a statement.
Other than Paul and England batsman Dawid Malan, the right-hand leg-spinner will be Hobart’s third overseas player for this season. South Africa batsman Colin Ingram and uncapped England batsman Will Jacks have been signed as overseas player replacements for the imminent season.