GURINDER SANDHU: First Ever Indian-Origin Cricketer To Represent Australia
Gurinder Sandhu, 6 feet 3 inches tall Punjabi lad, is all set to make his first appearance for Australian Cricket Team in the triangular series starting from the 16 of January, against India and England. With the world cup just round the corner, the Australian board decided not to take risk with their premier bowlers by putting extra pressure on them and settled with Kane Richardson and Gurinder Sandhu to play in the early part of the series. Sandhu’s parents immigrated to Australia from Punjab in search of a better life. His father is a taxi driver.
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Gurinder, with his strong built and height is known for his mastery in creating extra bounce and has the capability to swing it both ways which makes it quite challenging for the batsmen. With a list A average of 24, he has been a revelation in the domestic circuit in Australia. Sandhu has won the Steve Waugh’s award for the best New South Wales Player of the Year in the season 2012-13, which was his debut season as well.