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Sandeep Lamichhane replaces absent Rashid Khan in Lahore Qalandars
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Sandeep Lamichhane replaces absent Rashid Khan in Lahore Qalandars

Sandeep Lamichhane will be donning the Lahore Qalandars jersey for the second time in his Pakistan Super League (PSL) career as he has been drafted in as a replacement for Rashid Khan.

Lamichhane was part of the Platinum roster for the PSL 2021 edition's players draft held in January but went unsold.

The Nepal leg-spinner previously played for Qalandars in the 2019 competition and ended the season as the joint-leading wicket-taker for his team with 11 scalps at an average of 17.18 across seven games.

The 20-year-old comes with the experience of having participated in several franchise-based competitions around the globe.

He most recently played for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia, though his arrival in the squad was delayed as a result of contracting the coronavirus.

Prior to the BBL stint, Lamichhane was with Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He is also the only player from his country to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Lamichhane is available for the entire season since Rashid has been called up by Afghanistan for their series against Zimbabwe.

Rashid played a crucial role in both of Qalandars' victories in their opening two matches. He contributed a quickfire 27 not out against Peshawar Zalmi on his PSL debut and bowled a frugal spell in the subsequent match against Quetta Gladiators where he got the wicket of Chris Gayle.