Harsha Bhogle Impressed With Tanveer Sangha’s BBL Performance, Backs Him For Test Cricket
By CricShots - Jan 9, 2024 6:22 pm
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In the Big Bash League (BBL) encounter between Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers on January 8, leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha’s exceptional performance caught the attention of renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle. Sangha, representing Sydney Thunder, delivered an impressive spell, conceding only 14 runs in his four overs at an economical rate of 3.50.

Tanveer Sangha
Tanveer Sangha

Harsha Bhogle, part of the commentary panel for the BBL game, expressed his admiration for the 22-year-old leg-spinner and even endorsed him for Australia’s Test side. Despite having featured for Australia in white-ball cricket, Sangha is yet to receive a Test call-up. Although included in the 2023 ODI World Cup squad, he did not get an opportunity to play in the tournament.

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During the commentary, Harsha Bhogle exclaimed, “Send him out to play red ball cricket, he can bowl!”


In the match, Perth Scorchers won the toss and opted to bowl first, with Cooper Connolly and Ashton Agar making significant contributions with bowling figures of 3/25 and 2/6, respectively. Sydney Thunder struggled to post a competitive total, with Alex Hales being the standout performer, scoring a quickfire 72 off 55 balls, adorned with four boundaries and five sixes.

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Chasing the below-par target of 138, Perth Scorchers’ opener Zak Crawley played a crucial role, smashing a half-century with 58 runs off 56 deliveries, featuring eight fours. The Scorchers successfully achieved the target with five balls to spare. Nathan McAndrew took two wickets for the Thunder, while captain Chris Green contributed with one scalp.

Perth Scorchers currently holds the second position in the BBL standings with 11 points, trailing behind table-toppers Brisbane Heat. In contrast, Sydney Thunder has struggled in the tournament, occupying the second-to-last position on the points table with just one win from seven games.