Lahore Qalandars have added Sandeep Lamichhane to the squad for the ongoing sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The leg-spinner from Nepal replaces Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan who left the tournament after featuring in just two matches. Afghanistan is scheduled to play against Zimbabwe in two Tests and three T20Is from March 2.
Rashid conceded only 14 runs in four overs in the first of the two matches he played and managed to slam an unbeaten 27 from 15 in the victory over Peshawar Zalmi. In the second game against Quetta Gladiators, he got rid of the dangerous Chris Gayle as well. Lahore Qalandars won both the matches and are currently at the third place after three matches having lost to Multan Sultans.
Inclusion of Sandeep Lamichhane in the line-up only strengthens the bowling attack for Lahore Qalandars. The Nepal cricketer has played various T20 leagues all over the world and is known to trouble the batsmen with his variations.
The 20-year-old has accounted for 125 wickets in 96 T20 matches he has played at an impeccable average of 18.86. His economy of 6.79 is one of the best in the shortest format of the game and as the tournament progresses, Lamichhane will be able to stamp his authority even more in PSL.
He will be hoping to make the most of this opportunity and help the Lahore Qalandars win their first PSL title.