Who Is Tanveer Sangha? Indian-origin Spinner Selected in Australian T20I Team for New Zealand Series | The fourth player of Indian origin to be selected in the national team, the father is a taxi driver


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Tanveer Sangha was the third highest bowler in the current season of the Big Bash League (BBL) with 21 wickets. He played for the Sydney Sixers.

The Australian team will now travel to New Zealand after a crushing defeat in their home country. The team has to play 5 T20 series there. For this, an 18-member Australian team was announced, in which Indian-origin spinner Tanveer Sangha has also got a chance.

19-year-old Tanveer is the fourth Indian-origin player to be selected in the Australia team. Earlier in 2015, Indian-origin fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu has also played in the Australia team. He played ODI against India in Melbourne. Also Jason Sangha, Arjun Nair, Param Uppal have played in Australia’s U-19 team.

Stuart and Bransby of Indian origin have also played
Indian-origin Stuart Clarke and Bransby Cooper have also played for Australia. Clarke’s father Bruce Clarke was a resident of Chennai. His mother Mary was a resident of Kolar district in Karnataka. At the same time, Bransby Cooper played for Australia in 1877. He was born in 1844 (then British India) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Tanveer’s father was a resident of Jalandhar
Tanveer’s father Joga Singh Sangha came to Australia from India in 1997 on a student visa. He was a resident of Jalandhar. Joga Singh did farming in Australia and then started driving taxis. Tanveer’s mother Upneet is an accountant. After selection in the Australia team, he said that he got a call from the board. Hearing the news of selection, he felt as if he had reached the moon.

Third highest wicket taker in BBL
Tanveer was the third highest bowler in the Big Bash League (BBL) season with 21 wickets. He averaged 16.66 in 14 matches and an economy rate of 8.04. He played for Sydney Sixers in BBL.

Australian T20 team for New Zealand tour: Aaron Finch (captain), Ashton Egger, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDormett, Riley Meredith, Josh Phillip, Kane Richardson, Zay Richardson, Daniel Symes, Tanvir Sangha, D’Arki Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade and Adam Jampa.


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