Sandeep Lamichhane is Nepali National Cricket Team Player. Recently, he has broke former Australian right-arm fast bowler Brett Lee’s prestigious record of most consecutive ODI innings with at least one wicket.
Since April 2011, Brett Lee has held the record for the longest streak of at least one wicket in an ODI innings, having done so in 30 successive matches.
Sandeep Lamichhane broke Brett Lee’s record in the ODI tri-series
The 22-year-old Nepal cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane broke the former Australian fast bowler’s record by maintaining 30 straight ODI innings with at least one wicket in the recently concluded ODI tri-series in UAE (United Arab Emirates, Papua New Guinea, and Nepal), which was a part of the 2019–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.
The game took place in Dubai, DSC, between the UAE and Nepal, the guests (scheduled on 6 March 2023). In the match, Nepal triumphed by a score of 42 runs (Nepal 229/8; UAE 187), and the young Nepali leg-spinner Lamichhane bowled well with a record of 10-0-52-1. It was his 27th straight ODI innings with at least one wicket since 12 February 2020.
Sandeep Lamichhane started this journey with an ODI six-wicket haul
Lamichhane’s path to set this record began on February 12, 2020, when he bowled the USA at Kirtipur with the astounding stats of 6-1-16-6.
Lamichhane has only played in 37 ODIs, but in those 27 ODI innings, he has claimed 70 of his 87 wickets. The leg-spinner is constantly working to establish himself as one of this generation’s top spinners.
Sandeep Lamichhane in the race of Fastest 100 Wicket taker in ODI
Sandeep Lamichhane is currently just two wickets short of reaching 100 ODI wickets. The Leggie added his third wicket against PNG on Monday at TU Cricket Field, bringing his total to 98. (from 40 matches).
If Lamichhane is able to take a few wickets in three games, he will be the first bowler from Nepal to reach the milestone and the fastest in the world.
Rashid Khan of Afghanistan currently owns the ODI record for the fastest 100 wickets. He played 44 ODI games to accomplish the milestone. Mitchell Starc of Australia, who has done so in 52 games, is second on the list.
In Nepal’s inaugural ODI match against the Netherlands in August 2018, Lamichhane made his ODI debut. He took one wicket during that game.
Bowlers with the most consecutive ODI innings with at least one wicket (Top 5)
|Player (Team)||Consecutive ODI innings with at least one wicket||Period|
|Brett Lee (Australia)||26||28/08/2009-09/04/2011|
|Ian Bishop (West Indies)||25||18/01/1993-14/01/1996|
|Hamid Hassan (Afghanistan)||24||03/07/2010-04/03/2015|
|Chris Pringle (New Zealand)||23||27/03/1993-26/10/1994|
(Updated till March 13, 2023)