Kathmandu, May 30, 2018: Sandeep Lamichanne, a young Nepali spinner left to London on Tuesday for charity match against West Indies. Lamichhane will be representing World XI.
Sandeep will be playing for a team led by English captain Eoin Morgan in May 31 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The game is being held to raise the funds for redeveloping the arena which was devastated by hurricane in Carribean.
Led by skipper Morgan, the team also includes New Zealand’s Mitchell McClenaghan and Luke Ronchi, India’s Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya, Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal, Pakistan’s ex Captain Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik, Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera and Afghanishtan’s Rashid Khan. Sandeep says it won’t be a big deal if he doesn’t get to play in Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
Lamichhane further added, “We often rush towards conclusion. It doesn’t matter if I don’t get the opportunity in the playing XI. To be named in the World XI side in itself is an honor for me. We have to keep patience and if we are deserving enough, opportunity will definitely come to us.”
Lamichhane received a global limelight by taking his first wicket against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). With an economy of 6.83, he took 5 wickets for Delhi Daredevils in the last three matches.
He said it was another opportunity to prove himself. “There is a big difference playing in the IPL and representing a World XI side. Obviously it is a big game for me and if I get a chance to play, I will get another platform to prove myself,” he added.