Indian-origin cricketers continue to make waves in Australia

first_imgAustralian crowds have for years been vocal admirers of India’s stylish breed of batsmen. From VVS Laxman to Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, the Aussies have applauded these greats for some of the most memorable knocks played Down Under, over the years.Now, for all facts and purposes, Australia have their own ‘Indian’ batting talent to hone. Jason Jaskirat Singh Sangha, born to Indian-origin parents, became the youngest cricketer to be selected by New South Wales, one of Australia’s most consistent domestic cricket teams.Sangha, born on September 8, 1999 in New South Wales’ Randwick, was a consistent performer in the Under-19 National Championships before hammering a hundred on debut for Australia Under-19 against Pakistan Under-19 in a Youth ODI in January this year.Interestingly, NSW have included another Indian-origin player, Arjun Nair in their list of contracted players. The 18-year-old Nair is a spinner and reports said he had sharpened his skills by watching Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and West Indian mystery spinner Sunil Narine on You Tube.This is not the first time that NSW have pushed players of Indian origin. Gurinder Sandhu, the strapping fast bowler, who created a lasting impression in Sheffield Shield, went on to play two one-day internationals for Australia against England in January last year.last_img

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