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Sandeep breaks into ODI rankings for the first time

Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane broke into the ODI rankings for the first time following his recent exploits in the country’s tour of Oman.

Sandeep didn’t feature in the second innings of Nepal’s five-wicket loss to Oman on Tuesday but has been in an ominous form. According to the latest rankings released by the International Cricket Council, Sandeep is ranked 91st.

New Zealand bowler Trent Boult is ranked first with 737 points ahead of Australia’s Josh Hazlewood and Afghan mystery spinner Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman.

He took 10 wickets in two-match ODI series against Papua New Guinea that preceded the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 Triangular Series involving Oman and the USA.

He began the Triangular Series with the figures of 2-35 against USA but was taken off at the start of Oman innings on Tuesday following a cramp in his stomach cause by dehydration.

In his last five ODI matches, Sandeep has collected 18 ODI wickets and is now among the country’s leading wicket taker with 35 wickets. The leg spinner also has the highest number of Twenty20 International wickets with 47 scalps to his name.

The globetrotter will be available for remainder of the Triangular Series where Nepal will play once each against both Oman and the Americans.

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