By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – Nepal’s national cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane has a rare opportunity to create a new world record during the ICC World Cup League -2 visit to the UAE.
In his debut as ODI skipper, Lamichhane needs to take nine wickets in the first two matches during the UAE tour to set a new world record for the fastest 50-wicket haul in ODI history.
Lamichhane, who made his debut in ODI against the Netherlands in 2018, has taken 41 wickets in 16 matches. If he is able to take nine more wickets in another 2 matches, Lamichhane will achieve a milestone of 50 wickets in 18 games.
At present, Sri Lanka’s spinner Ajantha Mendis holds record of the fastest 50-wicket haul in ODI history. He achieved the feat in 2009 from 19 matches.
Nepal faces Papua New Guinea and the UAE in the first two matches of the ICC World Cup League-2 in which Lamichhane has a rare chance of creating history.
If he takes 9 wickets in three matches then he will be able to tie the record with Mendis.
Nepal will face PNG in their first match of the league on Wednesday and then the UAE on Friday. The third match of Nepal is against UAE on next Monday and the final match is against PNG on Tuesday.