Sandeep Lamichhane Joins Knight Riders for CPL 2021
Nepal’s leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been picked up by Trinbago Knight Riders for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021. Trinbago Knight Riders are the champions of latest edition.
Lamichhane was released by Jamaica Tallawahs and soon after his release, the Knight Riders picked him up to strengthen the spin department alongside Sunil Narine.
BREAKING NEWS! 🇳🇵🇳🇵🇳🇵@Sandeep25 will be playing for the @TKRiders at CPL2021! #CPL21 #CPLDraft #SandeepLamichhane #CricketPlayedLouder pic.twitter.com/EdQxssyivR— CPL T20 (@CPL) May 25, 2021
In CPL 2020, Knight Riders won the trophy under the captaincy of Kieron Pollard without losing a single match.
Lamichhane is currently looking for his debut season at Vitality T20 Bland in UK with Worcestershire. After missing out the Indian Premier League 2021, Lamichhane will be keen to return to the Franchise cricket.
Sandeep Lamichhane expressed his happiness after being picked up by the champions and also thanked his former team Jamaica Tallawahs.
Absolutely thrilled to be the part of #KnightRiders family and look forward to playing for the champions team @TKRiders. This is going to be an awesome ride. I am grateful to @JAMTallawahs for the opportunity last year. #2FIVE #JaiNepal #TKR #TrinidadAndTobago @sayacorps— Sandeep Lamichhane (@Sandeep25) May 25, 2021
Sandeep Lamichhane in CPL
Sandeep Lamichhane has played 21 matches in the CPL so far, picking up 27 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 5.80. He has already represented the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Barbados Tridents and Jamaica Tallawahs.