Jason Sangha, a 16-year-old batsman of Indian origin, became the youngest player to ever be contracted by the team, New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
The teenager scored heavily in the Under-19 National Championships, then scored a century on debut for the Australian U-19 team against Pakistan in January this year. He garnered lot of applause after he scored a century on debut for Australia’s under-19 team against Pakistan in January this year.
Also on the NSW list for the 2016-17 season is 18-year-old spinner Arjun Nair who honed his style of spin by watching clips of India off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and West Indian Sunil Narine.
According to Andrew Jones, Chief Executive Cricket NSW, “NSW has a long tradition of backing young talent and we are delighted to be able to bring Jason Sangha, Arjun Nair, Liam Hatcher and Chris Green into the Blues squad this summer”.
From NSW the Indian-origin fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu, became the first cricketer of Indian origin to represent Australia when he made his ODI debut against India at the MCG, in January 2015.