Nepalese spin sensation, Sandeep Lamichhane, will return to the Hobart Hurricanes for KFC BBL|11.
Fan-favourite Lamichhane crossed Bass Strait from the Melbourne Stars for KFC BBL|10, and went on to take eight wickets across all eight matches in which he was available for selection, finishing with best figures of 2-24.
Despite being just 21-years-of age, Lamichhane is a proven performer across the world’s top T20 leagues. The leg spinner burst onto the radar of Australian cricket fans when he made his Big Bash League debut for the Melbourne Stars back in 2018, and since then has been a stalwart across the world’s top competitions including the Indian Premier League (IPL), Pakistan Super League (PSL), and most recently, The Hundred in the UK.
In even better news for Hurricanes fans, Lamichhane will be available for KFC BBL|11 in its entirety.
“I am looking forward to returning to Australia and playing with the Hurricanes again this year,” Lamichhane said of his re-signing.
“I really enjoyed my time with the Hurricanes last season, so I’m excited that I will be there for the whole tournament this year.
“We had a great group of players last year, and a lot of us will still be playing together this year too. Being there for the whole season I’m hoping I can personally put together some strong performances and contribute to the team having a successful year.”
Lamichhane is the Hurricanes first international player signing for KFC BBL|11. He joins Scott Boland, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Josh Kann, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade and Mac Wright as players currently contracted.
Don’t miss your opportunity to join the team by becoming a Hurricanes member for KFC BBL|11! View the full range of Hurricanes membership options and to secure your seat for the upcoming Big Bash seasons, visit am.ticketmaster.com/hobarthurricanes.