Gurinder Sandhu

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Gurinder Sandhu
Personal information
Full name Gurinder Singh Sandhu
Born (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 25)
Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Height 194[1] cm (6 ft 4 in)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 206) 18 January 2015 v India
Last ODI 23 January 2015 v England
ODI shirt no. 28
Domestic team information
Years Team
2012–2018 New South Wales
2012–present Sydney Thunder
2015 Delhi Daredevils
2017 Cricket Australia XI
2018–present Tasmania
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 2 28 45 28
Runs scored - 507 154 26
Batting average - 18.10 14.00 6.50
100s/50s - 0/2 0/0 0/0
Top score - 97* 21* 7*
Balls bowled 120 4249 2284 570
Wickets 3 64 80 23
Bowling average 35.66 34.00 23.93 32.86
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/- 13/- 10/- 7/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 30 October 2017

Gurinder Singh Sandhu (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਿੰਦਰ ਸੰਧੂ; born 14 June 1993) is an Australian cricketer currently representing Tasmania, 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.

Sandhu, born in Blacktown, New South Wales, is the first male cricketer of Indian ancestry to represent Australia in an international tournament.[4][notes 1] His parents emigrated to Australia in the 1980s.[5] In March 2013, Sandhu was voted the Australian Cricketers' Association player of the month.[5]

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

It was announced on 26 April 2018 that Sandhu had signed for Tasmania for the upcoming season, ending a five year stint with New South Wales.[6]

Domestic career

2017–18 season

Sandhu played three games for New South Wales in the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup, taking 5 wickets but conceding 6.13 runs per over.[7] His best performance of the tournament came against Western Australia, when he took 4 wickets for 57 runs in a 9-run loss.[8]

International career

He made his senior international debut for Australia in a One Day International against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in January 2015.[9] He had limited success in the series and played no further games for Australia.

See also


  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".)


  1. ^ "Gurinder Sandhu". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  2. ^ Gurinder Sandhu - Cricinfo profile
  3. ^ ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 / Australia squad
  4. ^ Indian origin teen sensation Gurinder Sandhu set to help Oz under-19 team
  5. ^ a b Coverdale, Brydon. "Emerging Sandhu wins another award". Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Gurinder Sandhu Signs With Cricket Tasmania". Cricket Tasmania. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Records / JLT One-Day Cup, 2017/18 - New South Wales / Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Inc. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Labuschagne penalised under new 'fake fielding' rule". ESPN Inc. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Sandhu to debut, India to bat in ODI". AAP. 18 January 2015.

External links

  • Gurinder Sandhu at ESPNcricinfo
  • Gurinder Sandhu at CricketArchive (subscription required)
  • Gurinder Sandhu on Twitter
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