ZAP cricket signs Sandeep Lamichhane - The “Nepalese Warne”

 ZAP is a leading cricket organization, and we believe that all players should get the chance to express themselves and Dominate the Game at the biggest stages! With these principles at the core of our vision, ZAP Cricket is proud to announce the signing of Superstar Sandeep Lamichhane, the 21-year-old captain and leg-spinner of Nepal's national cricket team. Sandeep is the face of Nepal Cricket and this partnership with ZAP represents a shared vision to promote Nepalese cricket and support young and upcoming talent. The leg-spin prodigy has taken the world with his exceptional bowling, playing in multiple foreign leagues. Let’s know more about Sandeep and how this partnership will help the growth of Nepal Cricket.

Sandeep Lamichhane with the ZAP Cricket Bat

Early Life and Rise to Prominence:

Sandeep's cricketing journey began at a tender age, and his talent quickly became evident. At the Under 19 World Cup in 2016, he was the front runner in the wicket-takers list and carried the Nepalese bowling lineup picking up 14 wickets in just 6 matches. This exceptional performance even included a hattrick and a five-wicket haul against Ireland. 

Sandeep Lamichhane after picking up a hattrick against Nepal

Credit: Cricnepal

Lamichhane's bowling technique has frequently been contrasted with that of his hero, the legendary Shane Warne. Due to this similarity, he is often affectionately called the Nepalese Warne, and this indeed has boosted people's expectations of him. 

Global Exposure and International Success:

Nepalese Warne has had a meteoric rise in his career because of his talent and consistent performances with the ball. Delhi Capitals picked him up for the IPL when he was just 17. He became the first Nepal player to participate in the prestigious tournament, which instantly catapulted him into the limelight. There was no stopping from here.

Sandeep Lamichhane T20 Teams

He continued his cricketing adventure by playing for the biggest T20 franchises in various leagues, like the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL), for multiple teams in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL)

He continued to impress and perform exceptionally for his national team on the international stage as well. He was named the Player of the Tournament in the 2018 World Cricket League Division Two after picking up 17 wickets in just 6 matches, helping Nepal qualify for the World Cup for the first time ever.

Nepal Qualifies for the World up for the first time in their history
Credit: ICC

Playing Style and Rise to Dominance:

Lamichhane has established himself as a fearsome opponent for batsmen thanks to his deceptive variations, accuracy, and capacity to draw turn from any surface. Regardless of the format or level of play, his abilities have constantly allowed him to dominate the game. Over the years, he has developed in all aspects of the game, from just a leg break maestro to an all rounder. His contributions with the bat coming lower down the middle order have hugely benefited every team he’s played in. 

Sandeep Lamichhane contributing with the ZAP Bat

Sandeep Lamichhane Joins ZAP:

He took to Instagram to announce this partnership with ZAP, saying, Glad to be a part of this family. Looking forward to some exciting times ahead. The signing of Sandeep Lamichhane by ZAP Cricket is a moment of great joy and pride for him and the Nepal cricket team as a whole. For ZAP Cricket, this partnership is an honour and an opportunity to support a rising cricketing nation like Nepal. We reaffirm our commitment to support emerging talents and foster the spirit of the game. Together, we aim to make a lasting impact on the cricketing world. The future holds great promise as Sandeep continues to inspire young cricketers and dominate the game with his exceptional talent.

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