Gurinder Sandhu

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Gurinder Sandhu
Personal information
Full name Gurinder Singh Sandhu
Born (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 22)
Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname G-Man
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium[1]
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Only ODI (cap 206) 18 January 2015 v India
ODI shirt no. 28
Domestic team information
Years Team
2012– New South Wales
2012– Sydney Thunder
2015– Delhi Daredevils
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 2 12 30 17
Runs scored 142 121 18
Batting average 11.83 17.28 6.00
100s/50s –/– 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 45 21* 7*
Balls bowled 120 2,098 1,603 378
Wickets 3 41 53 21
Bowling average 35.67 27.48 25.00 19.95
5 wickets in innings 0 1 1 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/49 5/31 5/35 3/19
Catches/stumpings 0/– 7/– 8/– 5/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 January 2015

Gurinder Singh Sandhu (born 14 June 1993) is an Australian professional cricketer who has represented his country internationally. Of Indian descent,[2] he is a tall fast bowler. He played for the Australia Under-19 cricket team in the 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[3] Sandhu made his senior cricket debut for the Sydney Thunder in the 2011–12 Big Bash League season. He made his List A and First-class cricket debut for New South Wales at the end of the 2012–2013 Australian cricket season.[4]

Sandhu, born in Blacktown, New South Wales, is the first male cricketer of Indian ancestry to represent Australia in an international tournament.[5][notes 1] His parents emigrated to Australia in the 1980s.[6] In March 2013, Sandhu was voted the Australian Cricketers' Association player of the month.[6]

He made his senior international debut for Australia in a One Day International against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in January 2015.[7]

Gurinder Sandhu was selected by the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL 2015 Auction as an Overseas Player.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Two Indian–born Caucasian Australians have previously played Test cricket for Australia, Bransby Cooper in the first ever Test match and Rex Sellers in 1964.("Gurinder Sandhu not the first Aussie selected of Indian origin". 15 January 2015. ) Fellow New South Wales fast bowler, Stuart Clark is of Anglo-Indian ancestry.(S. Muthaih (8 May 2006). "The Clarks and the Booseys". )

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gurinder Sandhu". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Gurinder Sandhu - Cricinfo profile
  3. ^ ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 / Australia squad
  4. ^ Gurinder Sandhu – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  5. ^ Indian origin teen sensation Gurinder Sandhu set to help Oz under-19 team
  6. ^ a b Coverdale, Brydon. "Emerging Sandhu wins another award". www.ESPNCricinfo.com. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sandhu to debut, India to bat in ODI". AAP. 18 January 2015. 

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