A tall fast bowler who stands 194 centimetres, Gurinder Sandhu burst onto the Australian domestic scene in 2012-13 after earning a New South Wales rookie contract for the first time. By the end of the summer Sandhu had played for Australia A and the Prime Minister’s XI and most remarkably had won the Steve Waugh Medal as the best New South Wales player for the year, despite playing only two Sheffield Shield games and four in the Ryobi Cup. But his habit of taking wickets – 14 in the Shield at 11.85 and 14 at 14.57 in the Ryobi Cup – could not be ignored. Sandhu’s height gives him impressive bounce and he can swing the ball both ways, which again made him a handful in the 2013-14 Ryobi Cup, when he collected 11 wickets at 28.09.
After topping the wicket takers list in the 2014-15 Matador BBQs One-Day Cup with 15 scalps, Sandhu made his Australian ODI debut against India in the 2015 Carlton Mid Tri-Series. He picked up career-best figures of 2/49 in the following game against England.
Sandhu is set to star for the Sydney Thunder in this season of the Big Bash League.
|Full Name:||Gurinder Singh Sandhu|
|Date of Birth:||14 June, 1993, Blacktown, New South Wales|
|Major Teams:||Australia, Australia Under-19s, New South Wales,New South Wales Under-23s, Prime Minister’s XI,Sydney Thunder|
List A debut: 30 January, 2013 v Western Australia
First class debut: 7 March, 2013 v New South Wales
ODI debut: 18 January, 2015 v India
T20 debut: 8 December, 2012 v Sydney Thunder
In March 2013, Sandhu was voted the Australian Cricketers’ Association player of the month.