Eveything you need to know about Australia’s Indian-origin young spinner Tanveer Sangha
Australian leggie Fawad Ahmed spotted talent in Tanveer Sangha.
Updated - Jan 27, 2021 5:47 pm
The Australian cricket team have just announced their squad for the five-match T20I series against New Zealand. Aaron Finch will be leading the T20 squad that will tour New Zealand, and the series is set to commence on February 22. However, what caught attention was the fact that a 19-year-old Indian-origin bowler Tanveer Sangha has been included in the T20 squad. Sangha created history by becoming the fourth Indian origin cricketer to don the Australian jersey.
The journey of the young spinner has been amazing so far, and he impressed people big time in the ongoing season Of BBL. Plying his trade for Sydney Thunder, Sangha scalped 21 wickets in 14 games in his debut campaign. His journey to BBL from his U-19 show in ICC U-19 World Cup for Aussies in 2020 has been too impressive. His leg-spin techniques have turned a lot of eyes and have been indicative of his serious talent.
Fawad Ahmed spotted talent in Tanveer Sangha
The son of Indian immigrants in Sydney, Tanveer Sangha was able to impress Australian leg spinner, Fawad Ahmed. As per his bio on the official website of Cricket Australia, he started his journey as a pacer but discovered his skills as a leg spinner in his teenage times. After flaunting his class his Sydney club cricket, he quickly cemented his place into the under-age teams at state and international levels.
Tanveer Sangha displayed his skills in U-19 World Cup
His potentials at club cricket led him clear his way into the Australian u-19 World Cup team, where he emerged as one of the leading wicket-takers. He bagged 15 wickets for Australia, which included two four-wicket hauls and a fifer by conceding just 14 runs, and it came against the Nigeria U-19 team. He has been phenomenal in the current Big Bash League, and it can be assumed that he may get huge success against New Zealand during the T20I series.
The first match of the series will be played on February 22 in Christchurch, and the matches will take place in Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington, and Mount Maunganui.