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Sandeep Lamichhane becomes first Nepali cricketer to play IPL

Nepali cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane is going to play for Delhi Daredevils in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Delhi Daredevils on Sunday bought the Nepali spinner Lamichhane for the prestigious T20 cricket competition making him the first Nepali cricketer to play IPL.
The Delhi Daredevils placed a bid of IRs 2 million — that is NRs 3.2 million — for Lamichhane. However, it is still premature to say either he will be in the playing 11 as the team has seasoned crickets both Indian and foreigners. Apart from World Cup winner former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting as the coach of Delhi Daredevils, the team also has Gautam Gambhir, Glen Maxwell, Colin Munro, Kagiso Rabada.
The 17-year-old cricketer is a leg-break googly bowler, who has impressed former Australian skipper Michael Clarke. Lamichhane was the second-highest wicket-taker at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2016, with 14 wickets and a best of 5 for 27 against Ireland. His performance also earned him praise from former Aussie great Shane Warne.
Delhi Daredevils welcomed their new player on Twitter, saying “The first Nepali player in the history of the Vivo IPL! It gives us great pleasure to welcome the 17-year-old leg-spinner @IamSandeep25 into the #DDSquad!”