Sandeep Lamichhane Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight72 kg
Date of BirthAugust 2, 2000
Zodiac SignLeo
Eye ColorDark Brown

Sandeep Lamichhane is a Nepalese professional cricketer who has represented his country in the limited-overs versions of the sport (ODIs and T20Is), as a front-line spin bowler. In December 2021, the Cricket Association of Nepal (the governing body for the sport in the country) had appointed him Nepal’s senior national team captain. Before breaking into the senior national team, he had represented Nepal at the 2016 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, where the team had finished in 8th place in the 16-team competition. A valuable leg-spin bowler with a bag full of tricks, he has been featured in franchise-based T20 leagues around the world, turning out for Delhi Capitals (2018–2020) in the IPL (Indian Premier League); St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (2018), Barbados Tridents (2019), and Jamaica Tallawahs (2020) in the CPL (Caribbean Premier League); Nangarhar Leopards (2018) in the APL (Afghanistan Premier League); Melbourne Stars (2018-19-2019-20) and Hobart Hurricanes (2020-21–Present) in the BBL (Big Bash League); Sylhet Sixers (2019) in the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League); Lahore Qalandars (2019) in the PSL (Pakistan Super League); and Montreal Tigers (2018) and Toronto Nationals (2019) in Global T20 Canada.

Born Name

Sandeep Lamichhane

Nick Name

Kancha, King of Spin, Nepal’s Shane Warne

Sandeep Lamichhane as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021
Sandeep Lamichhane as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021 (Sandeep Lamichhane / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Aruchaur, Syangja, Gandaki Province, Nepal


Kathmandu, Nepal





Professional Cricketer

Sandeep Lamichhane as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021
Sandeep Lamichhane as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021 (Sandeep Lamichhane / Instagram)


  • Father – Chander Narayan Lamichhane
  • Mother – Kopila Devi
  • Siblings – Mohan Lamichhane (Older Brother), Indu Lamichhane (Sister)


He is represented by Talha Aisham, Manager and Booking Agent, Saya Corporation, Sports Management Agency, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States.




Right-Arm Leg Break



Jersey Number

  • 25 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (CPL), Toronto Nationals (Global T20 Canada)
  • 1 – Delhi Capitals (IPL), Melbourne Stars (BBL)
Sandeep Lamichhane as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021
Sandeep Lamichhane as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021 (Sandeep Lamichhane / Instagram)




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


He is of Nepalese descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Side-cropped, spiked hair
  • Sports a thin beard
  • Wears ear studs
Sandeep Lamichhane as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021
Sandeep Lamichhane as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021 (Sandeep Lamichhane / Instagram)

Sandeep Lamichhane Facts

  1. At the 2016 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, during Nepal’s 2nd match of the tournament, against Ireland, Sandeep had become just the 5th bowler in the tournament’s history to have taken a hat-trick (the feat of dismissing 3 batters off 3 successive legal deliveries). He was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for his performance. He had finished the tournament as the second-highest wicket-taker with 14 wickets.
  2. In March 2018, he had become the first Nepalese cricketer to be selected in the CPL.
  3. In May 2018, he had become the first Nepalese cricketer to play in the IPL.
  4. In May 2018, he had been included in the ICC (International Cricket Council) Rest of the World XI team to play against the West Indies to raise funds for the reconstruction of the cricket stadiums damaged by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in September 2017. He made his T20I debut in the match and had thus become the first cricketer ever to make his T20I debut representing a combined team rather than his national team.
  5. In October 2018, he had become the Nepalese cricketer to play in the BBL.
  6. He is an amateur singer and often uploads his songs and music videos on YouTube. In July 2018, he had released his first song titled Udash Thiyo.

Featured Image by Sandeep Lamichhane / Instagram

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