Young leg-spinning sensation Sandeep Lamichhane is set to miss the WaiWai Everest Premier League (EPL) T20 tournament as he will leave for Australia on 18th of September for his season-long stay in the country.
As a result of the arrangements, Lamichhane will miss the EPL T20, perhaps the biggest ever domestic tournament in Nepal. Whether EPL misses Sandeep or Sandeep misses EPL more is matter to be seen in future.
During his visit, Lamichhane will play his for the local Sydney Club Western Suburbs and former Australian captain Michael Clarke is very likely to play alongside him in their first match of the season against Mosman on September 24 on Sydney.
Speaking to WicketNepal, Lamichhane said that he is in regular conversation with Clarke and is looking forward to the visit. He further said that Clarke is very happy to have him playing and training alongside him and is eagerly waiting the day he will meet the young spinner.
The former Australian captain was highly impressed with the young leg-spinner during the Hong Kong T20 Blitz where the pair played together for Kowloon Cantons. Ever since the meet, Clarke has always had high praises for the teenager and was actively involved in finding him an appropriate opportunity to train and play in Australia.
Finally last week, Western Suburbs sent a formal invitation to Lamichhane for a season long stay in the club. He is also set to train in cricket academy set by the former Aussies captain. Lamichhane has high ambitions of playing in the big Bash League, Australia’s premier T20 tournament and he feels he has a great opportunity this Australian summer to prove his credentials.