Tanveer Singh Sangha, born on November 26, 2001, is a promising Australian cricketer making waves in the world of cricket, particularly in the Big Bash League (BBL). Known for his right-arm leg-spin bowling and right-handed batting, Sangha’s cricketing journey has been nothing short of remarkable. Let’s dive into the life and career of this young talent.
Tanveer’s roots trace back to Rahimpur, a village near Jalandhar in India. His father, Joga Singh, who hails from the same village, works as a taxi driver in Sydney, Australia. His mother, Upjeet Kaur, is an accountant in Sydney. This diverse background has undoubtedly contributed to Sangha’s unique journey in Australian cricket.
A Promising Start: U17 and U19 Championships
Sangha’s journey to professional cricket began with representing New South Wales Metro in the U17 National Championships held in Queensland in 2018. There, he displayed his immense talent as the team’s leading wicket-taker. His strong performances continued for the Cricket Australia XI in the U19 National Championships in Adelaide. These displays earned him a coveted spot on the Australian U19 tour of Sri Lanka in January 2019.
The Sydney Thunder Connection
Tanveer’s skills did not go unnoticed, and he earned a place as the Sydney Thunder Development Rookie for BBL08. His impressive performances led to his promotion to the primary squad for BBL09 in 2019. During this time, he also played a pivotal role in NSW Metro’s victory in the U19 National Championships.
International Stardom: The U19 World Cup
The year 2020 marked a significant turning point in Sangha’s cricketing career when he represented Australia in the U19 Cricket World Cup held in South Africa. There, he dominated with the ball, claiming 15 wickets at an astonishing average of just 11.46. This remarkable performance showcased his potential on the global stage and earned him a State contract with New South Wales at the tender age of 18.
Big Bash Breakthrough
Tanveer Singh Sangha made his debut for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League’s 2020-2021 season (BBL10). On December 12, 2020, he marked his presence in the league against the Melbourne Stars. Sangha’s exceptional leg-spin bowling skills made a significant impact, and he finished as the competition’s third-highest wicket-taker with an impressive tally of 21 wickets.
The International Stage: T20I Debut
In January 2021, Sangha’s remarkable performances led to a significant milestone in his career. He was named in Australia’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against New Zealand, a remarkable feat for a player of his age. His inclusion in the national team speaks volumes about his talent and potential.
Stepping into First-Class and List A Cricket
On October 27, 2021, Tanveer Sangha made his first-class debut for New South Wales in the 2021–22 Sheffield Shield season. This marked his entry into the elite level of Australian domestic cricket. He later made his List A debut on November 24, 2021, for New South Wales in the 2021–22 Marsh One-Day Cup.
The Hundred Beckons
In August 2022, Sangha’s talent attracted the attention of Birmingham Phoenix, a team in England’s The Hundred competition. This marked his first foray into English domestic cricket and added another dimension to his cricketing journey.
As Tanveer Singh Sangha continues to develop and make strides in his cricketing career, his story is a testament to dedication, hard work, and unwavering support. With the world of cricket at his feet, Sangha has the potential to become a star in Australian and international cricket. His unique journey serves as an inspiration to young cricketers dreaming of making it big in the sport.