The Sydney Thunders are on a roll in this season’s Big Bash League, they’re currently placed at the top of the points table with 6 wins in 8 games. Unlike last season where they finished fifth as they failed to qualify for the playoffs, this season has been quite different for them. For which, much success should be credited to their star leg spinner this season Tanveer Sangha.
The 19-year-old Tanveer Sangha after having represented the Australia U19s in the 2020 U19 World Cup, is yet to make his first-class debut in Australia though it is highly likely that he could get selected for the New South Wales Blues in the upcoming season. Though in the U19 World Cup, Tanveer was his side’s highest wicket in the tournament as he picked 15 wickets at an economy of 3.58. Australia failed to qualify for the finals as it was Bangladesh who emerged champions after beating India in the final.
Sangha represented Australia at the U19 Cricket World Cup earlier this year, where he was comfortably the team’s highest wicket-taker with 15 scalps at 11.46 and an economy rate of 3.58.
Tanveer Sangha Has Roots From India
He was selected to play in this season’s Big Bash League wherein he’s currently the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 15 wickets to his name in just 8 games. The leg spinner has been able to fox the batsman providing those breakthroughs in the middle overs which the Thunders desperately needed in this season.
But as we talk about Tanveer Sangha and his sublime performance for the Sydney Thunders this season, here’s an astonishing fact about Tanveer Sangha, the leg spinner actually has roots from India though he was born and brought up in Australia. Tanveer’s dad, Joga Sangha, hails from Rahimpur, a town 20km from Jalandhar. Joga moved to Australia in 1997 for training before ultimately settling down in the southwestern rural areas of Sydney.
Joga Singh fills in as a Taxi driver in Sydney, while Tanveer’s mom functions as an accountant in Sydney. During the summer vacations, Tanveer would often fly back to India to spend time with his family.
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