Tanveer Sangha Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Tanveer Sangha is an Australian cricketer of Indian origin who gained significant attention in 2023 for his inclusion in Australia’s preliminary squad for the 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup.

Wiki/Biography

Tanveer Sangha was born on Monday, 26 November 2001 (age 21 years; as of 2022) in Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He completed his schooling at East Hills Boys High School, Panania, Sydney.

Tanveer Sangha as a kid

Tanveer Sangha as a kid

His father always encouraged him to play a variety of sports including rugby (American football), kabaddi, volleyball, football (soccer), and cricket during his childhood and wanted him to become a kabaddi or volleyball player; however, Tanveer later developed an interest in cricket and pursued a career in it.

Tanveer Sangha with his father, Joga Sangha, during his childhood

Tanveer Sangha with his father, Joga Sangha, during his childhood

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Tanveer Sangha (left) physical appearance

Family

He belongs to a middle-class family.

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Joga Sangha who migrated to Australia from Rahimpur village in Jalandhar, Punjab, India in 1997 on a student visa and works as a taxi driver. His mother’s name is Upneet Sangha who works as an accountant. He has an elder sister.

Tanveer Sangha (center) with his sister (extreme right), his mother, Upneet Sangha (extreme left), and father, Joga Sangha (second from left)

Tanveer Sangha (centre) with his sister (extreme right), his mother, Upneet Sangha (extreme left), and his father, Joga Sangha (second from left)

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Tanveer Sangha with his elder sister

Tanveer Sangha with his elder sister

Wife & Children

He is unmarried.

Other Relatives

He has a cousin named Navi Nahal who also lives in Sydney.

Tanveer Sangha (extreme left) with his cousin, Navi Nahal (third from left)

Tanveer Sangha (extreme left) with his cousin, Navi Nahal (third from left)

Relationships/Affairs

He is single.

Religion

He follows Sikhism.

Career

Domestic

He started playing cricket for Liverpool Catholic Club for the Under-10 and later the Under-11 team. He won the Player of the Year award when he was playing for the Under-12 team. He later played for Ingleburn RSL Cricket Club as well. He later joined Campbelltown Camden District Cricket Club, The Ghosts and played for the Under-17 team.

Tanveer Sangha during his teens

Tanveer Sangha during his teens

He used to open the innings in batting and was a fast bowler during his early career; however, he later became a legspinner. At the age of eighteen, he was selected for New South Wales Blues. He made his first-class debut for New South Wales (NSW) on 27 October 2021 against Victoria in Sheffield Shield Tournament; he scored 1 run in the first innings and got out on a duck in the second innings and took 3 wickets for 44 runs in the first innings and failed to take any wicket in the second innings. He made his List-A (one-day) debut for New South Wales on 24 November 2021 against Victora in The Marsh Cup and took 4 wickets for 21 runs.

Tanveer Sangha during his debut for New South Wales (NSW) Blues

Tanveer Sangha during his debut for New South Wales (NSW) Blues

International

Under-16 & Under-19

He played for the Australia Under-16 team in 2016 where he met Pakistani-Australian spinner, Fawad Ahmed, who became his mentor. In 2020, he played for the Australia Under-19 team in the Under-19 World Cup held in South Africa and took 15 wickets in the tournament.

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Tanveer Sangha bowling in match for Australia Under-19

Tanveer Sangha bowling in a match for Australia Under-19

Leagues

Big Bash League (BBL)

He played his debut match in Big Bash League for Sydney Thunder on 12 December 2020 against Melbourne Stars and took 2 wickets for 26 runs. He finished the 2020-21 BBL season as the third-highest wicket-taker with 21 wickets at an average of 16.66. During one of the matches, West Indies Power hitter Andre Russell praised Sangha by calling him a big-hearted spinner who is not afraid of bowling to hitters.

Tanveer Sangha in a Big Bash match for Sydney Thunder

Tanveer Sangha in a Big Bash match for Sydney Thunder

The Hundred

In 2022, he was selected for Birmingham Phoenix as a replacement for Imran Tahir; however, he did not play any match for them.

Major League Cricket

In 2023, he was selected for Washington Freedom as a replacement for Wanindu Hasaranga; however, he did not play any match for them.

Bike Collection

Tanveer Sangha owns a Kawasaki Ninja and Honda CBR.

Tanveer Sangha's Kawasaki Ninja bike

Tanveer Sangha’s Kawasaki Ninja bike

Facts/Trivia

  • His batting style is right-handed, and his bowling style is leg-break spin.
    Tanveer Sangha batting in an Under-19 international match

    Tanveer Sangha batting in an Under-19 international match

  • His favourite spinner is Yuzvendra Chahal, and he wants to play alongside him in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Tanveer Sangha won the Wests Group Macarthur Elite Sports Person of the Year Award in the Wests Sports Council 23rd Annual Sports Awards in 2021.
    Tanveer Sangha (centre) with the Wests Group Macarthur Elite Sports Person of the Year Award

    Tanveer Sangha (centre) with the Wests Group Macarthur Elite Sports Person of the Year Award

  • In January 2021, he was selected for Australia’s T20I squad for the series against New Zealand; however, he did not play any match.
  • In 2022, he suffered a stress fracture in his back which sidelined him from playing for almost 6 months.
  • In August 2022, he toured MRF Academy in Chennai to work on his bowling.
    Tanveer Sangha during a practice session

    Tanveer Sangha during a practice session

  • In August 2023, Tanveer Sangha was selected in the 18-member squad for the 2023 ODI World Cup, which would be later shortened to 15. Australian legendary cricketer, Ricky Ponting, was impressed by his bowling in Big Bash League and recommended his name to the selection board of Cricket Australia, headed by George Bailey.
  • He also gives occasional cricket training to children at a local club.
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