Nepali leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has begun his Australian Grade cricket adventure impressively playing alongside 2015 World Cup winning captain Michael Clarke on Saturday.
In the match against Mosman, Lamichhane picked up 1-17 from eight overs at the Allan Border Oval in Sydney where he was one of the major attractions overshadowing Clarke's comeback in Sydney club cricket.
Clarke, who made 99 not out leading his team to a comfortable six-wicket victory, helped his team overhaul Mosman's 141 all out in 46.4 overs with 145-4 in 38.
After the match, Lamichhane was asked about his game and he said what he has been dreaming of. "My dream is to play Big Bash," cricket.com.au quoted Lamichhane as saying.
The popular web portal seemed to have been impressed by Lamichhane. "After the way the leggie bowled today, a KFC Big Bash League contract might not be as far away as he thinks," wrote the website.
Clarke said Lamichhane was able to assess the conditions early in the game. "I think he assessed conditions quite early in his first two overs, changed his pace and bowled his variations when he needed to." (Also read :- Clarke expects more from Nepal's leggie Lamichhane)
"I think that mind, he’s got cricketing experience that he’s unaware of at the moment. I think that’s going to be his greatest strength. To be able to bowl out of the back of the hand is one thing, but to know what you’re doing is another."