At the age of 19, the spin wizard of Nepal Sandeep Lamichhane has already established himself as a hot property of the cricketing world. Particularly, his white-ball exploits garner a lot of admiration as he continues to grow into an extremely capable spinner. After making his prowess known in various T20 league, he was found giving his best for his country against United States of America in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.
With a spectacular bowling show, Sandeep came across as a really hard opponent for USA as he unleashed his bag of tricks to bamboozle their batting department. The decision of Nepal to bowl first against USA proved to be a stroke of genius as the dexterous leggie ran riot to record his maiden five-wicket haul in ODI cricket, ending up with figures of 6/16 in his 6 overs.
An elite bowling outing by Sandeep allowed Nepal to restrict USA to a paltry total of 35 runs, which is the joint-lowest ODI score in the history of this format. In response, Nepal lost two quick wickets, but counter attack of Paras Khadka and Dipendra Singh Airee allowed the unit to overcome the nerves and record a convincing victory. For a match changing bowling spell, Sandeep was rewarded the player of the match award.