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Written by : Info Box Team

Nepal wrist-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane was added to the ICC World XI squad for the T20I match against West Indies, which is scheduled on May 31.

The match will be played at Lord's and all the proceeds will be used to redevelop the stadia in the Caribbean which were damaged due to hurricanes last year.

Lamichhane, 17, will join a star-studded line-up, which also comprises Eoin Morgan (captain), Shahid Afridi, Tamim Iqbal, Dinesh Karthik, Rashid Khan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shoaib Malik, Hardik Pandya, Thisara Perera and Luke Ronchi.

Lamichhane was spotted by then Nepal coach Pubudu Dassanayake in 2014 and first represented Nepal in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 in which he took 16 wickets.

In the historic MCC versus Nepal match at Lord's in July 2016, Lamichhane had figures of one for 25 as the visitors successfully defended 217/8, bowling out the hosts for 176 in 47.2 overs.

Lamichhane claimed 17 wickets in six ICC World Cricket League Division Two matches in Namibia earlier this year in February and then followed up with 13 wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in March to help Nepal finish eighth and with it earn ODI status until 2022.

Success continued to follow for Lamichhane when he became the first Nepal player to be picked in the IPL 2018 auction. He was signed up by Delhi Daredevils.