The word “Australian Cricket Team” in the game of cricket has given nightmares to teams and fans of almost all the teams that have played them in competitive cricket. Being the only team with five World Cups in their kitty, they have revolutionised the game. They are rated as the best team going in World cricket.
3 Indian origin players who have represented Australia
From time to time many stalwarts have played for Australia. They have played an instrumental role in taking the team to great heights and making them a dominant force in World cricket. However, you might not know that few Indians too have represented Australia in the sport. Let’s take a look at three of them.
An emerging Indian-origin player that is doing rounds in Australian Cricket is Jason Sangha. The all-rounder is considered as the best young player going in the country. He led his team to the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and has been consistently playing BBL for Sydney Thunders. In domestic cricket, he plays for New South Wales and is the second-youngest cricketer to score a first-class century against England after the great Sachin Tendulkar. With the way he’s going he soon will play for the Australian main team.
That was a seriously good knock!
Take a bow, Jason Sangha #BBL11 pic.twitter.com/FKzkAffijC
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 31, 2021
Gurinder Sandhu is the first Indian origin k as represented Australian Cricket Team at the international level. Born in Punjab in 1993, he moved to Australia and then toiled hard there. After grinding hard in the domestic circuit, he made his debut for the national team in 2015. He played 2 ODIs for Australia and took three wickets in that. He also was part of IPL as he represented Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2015.
Tanveer Sangha is another player who was from India and has represented Australia in cricket. Hailing from Jalandhar Punjab, he was born and brought up in Australia and started playing cricket there. He played for Australia U19 in the 2020 World Cup and was the highest wicket-taker with 15 wickets at an average of 11.46 and an economy rate of 3.58 in the tournament. He has been a consistent performer for his domestic side and also plays for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League (BBL).