Tanveer Sangha hoping for Sydney Thunder BBL return


Tanveer Sangha hoping for Sydney Thunder BBL return

Sydney Thunder have opened their search for a new head coach following the departure of Australian legend Shane Bond and one Sydney native is hoping t

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Sydney Thunder have opened their search for a new head coach following the departure of Australian legend Shane Bond and one Sydney native is hoping to take on the vacant role.

Tanveer Sangha is an ambitious 28-year-old who has made a name for himself as a prolific cricketer in the Big Bash League (BBL). Having made his debut for the Thunder back in 2016, Sangha has gone on to become one of the most feared bowlers in the competition. His impressive accomplishments include 69 wickets in only 34 games and a staggering economy rate of 7.39, the second-best of any player in BBL history.

The young cricketer has already made his mark on the international stage, having recently been named in the Australia A squad to tour the United Arab Emirates. With credentials like that, it’s understandable why Sangha is eager to take on a head coach position with the Thunder.

Speaking exclusively to the Inner West Courier, Sangha was optimistic about his chances of taking on the high-profile role with the club. “My name’s been thrown around recently and I’m really keen to take on the challenge,” said Sangha.

“It would be a huge honour for myself and my family and to be able to now lead the team I once played for. It would be incredible to be part of an exciting new era for the Thunder.”

Sangha is one of many candidates being considered for the role and the club are yet to make a decision on who will take on the job. However, with his impressive credentials, enthusiasm and strong ties to the city of Sydney, Tanveer Sangha is certainly a strong contender.

Tanveer Sangha Hoping for Sydney Thunder BBL Return

Tanveer Sangha has proven himself to be one of the most valuable assets in the Sydney Thunder BBL side and is now hoping for a return to the franchise in the 2021/22 season.

The fast bowler was the standout performer for the Thunder over the course of the 2019/20 season, taking 24 wickets in just 11 games – the fourth most by a Thunder player in a season, having only made his debut in the competition earlier that season.

Sangha also proved to be a useful lower-order batsman, averaging 23.50 with the bat, as well as making important contributions to the team in the field.

What Made Sangha so Valuable

Sangha’s ability to hit the bat hard and quickly meant that he was one of the most feared bowlers in the BBL. His ability to take wickets in tricky situations was also invaluable, taking three crucial wickets in the Semi-Final loss to the Melbourne Stars and helping to keep the Thunder in the game.

His ability to bowl maidens was also impressive, and he ended the season with the most maidens in the BBL, an impressive feat given the short, powerplay-based format of the competition.

Sangha’s Hopes for a Return

Sangha is now hoping to make a return to the Thunder side in 2021/22, and is hopeful that he can again prove to be a valuable asset to the side.

He has cited his strong work ethic and keenness to improve his game as the key factors in his success, and he is looking to build on that success next season.

What the Future Holds

Sangha is certainly looking to make a strong return if the Thunder can match him up with them, and he will be a welcome addition to the side. He has the potential to be one of the most dangerous bowlers in the BBL, and could potentially lead the Thunder’s bowling attack for years to come.

Whether he can make a return or not remains to be seen, but he is certainly keen to have his name mentioned when the Thunder make their list of prospective signings for the upcoming season.