Gurinder Sandhu played in five matches during NSW’s successful 2015-16 Matador BBQs One Day Cup campaign, where he demonstrated his bowling prowess by claiming nine wickets at an impressive average of 13.55. Among his notable performances was a standout effort of 4-29. Additionally, he featured in seven Shield matches, securing eight wickets for the tournament. While his wicket tally may have been below his usual standards, Sandhu faced phases where luck eluded him. Undoubtedly, he will come back even stronger after a challenging season.
During the Australia A team’s winter tour of India, Sandhu decided to experiment with off-spin. It was a departure from his usual routine, where he would occasionally try it just for fun, usually at the end of a net session. Surprisingly, his experimentation with off-spin proved to be a success, and he incorporated his spin bowling skills at various stages of the Shield competition.
Gurinder Sandhu’s cricketing journey began as a member of the NSW and Australian Under-19 teams. He was recognized for his potential and awarded a NSW Rookie Contract for the 2012-13 season. Sandhu made his presence felt by playing a few One Day and Sheffield Shield matches towards the end of that season. His outstanding performances earned him the prestigious Steve Waugh Medal as the NSW Blues Player of the Year.
In addition to his own achievements, Sandhu’s family has another cricketing talent to boast about—his younger brother, Harmon, who is an allrounder and represented the NSW Metro team at the Under-19 National Championships last summer. The two brothers also share the cricket field in First Grade while playing for Fairfield-Liverpool.
Gurinder Sandhu has represented Australia in one-day internationals on two occasions, with his most recent appearance being against England in January 2015.