Nepal’s leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane picked up three wickets helping Western Suburbs U-21 win their match against North Sydney U-21 at their home grounds.
At the North Sydney grounds, Sandeep took 3-33 from 10 overs keeping a maiden as the hosts were bundled out for 172 all out. Western Suburbs reached 177-6 to file a convincing six-wicket victory.
Sandeep was playing his third match for the Western Suburbs and first with the U-21 team of the Sydney-based club. He previously played for the senior side of the Wests, also knows as Magpies, impressing in the debut game against Mosman where he took 1-17 from eight overs though remained wicket-less in his second match against Randwick Petersham.
Australia’s 2015 World Cup winning captain Michael Clarke has taken Sandeep to Australia to train at his Michael Clarke Cricket Academy and play Australian Grade Cricket for the Magpies.
Clarke was impressed by Sandeep’s exceptional bowling skills when the two played for Kowloon Cantons in the Hong Kong Twenty20 Blitz that took place in May last year. ( Watch what Clarke had to say about Sandeep and his bowling performance.)