Sandeep Lamichhane replaces Rashid Khan in Lahore Qalandars squad

Sandeep Lamichhane, leg-spinner from Nepal, made his PSL debut in the 2019 edition and played seven matches for Lahore Qalandars.
Sayanta Sengupta Author

Updated - 27 February 2021 5:48 pm

Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane will be replacing Rashid Khan in the Lahore Qalandars squad for the rest of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) tournament. Rashid Khan had to leave the Qalandars squad for his international commitments. In his presence, Lahore were on a dream-run as they won the first couple of games of PSL 2021 against Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi.

But Lahore lost their last game in the absence of Rashid Khan against Multan Sultans. The pitch at Karachi is favouring spin and thus roped in Lamichhane. The spinner had previously represented Lahore in seven games in the 2019 edition of Pakistan Super League.

Lamichhane went unsold in IPL 2021 Auction

The Nepal cricketer was recently released by IPL franchise Delhi Capitals and eventually he went unsold in the IPL Auction 2021. Sandeep has played in 9 IPL matches and has taken 13 wickets. The 20-year-old youngster has played a lot of franchise cricket all across the globe.

Sandeep also has had a glittering international career so far. He has played in 21 T20 internationals and has picked up 34 wickets.