Jason Sangha added to Cricket Australia XI squad

Jason Sangha added to Cricket Australia XI squad

Jason Sangha, an Australian teenage batsman of Punjabi heritage, has continued his impressive rise in Australian cricket, making his List A debut for the Cricket Australia XI against South Australia in the Matador BBQ’s One Day Cup on October 15, 2016.

In the match South Australia compiled an imposing 420 runs with Sangha bowling 7 overs of legspin with figures of 0-49. In reply the Cricket Australia XI fell short making 318, with Sangha scoring 9 runs. The match was televised live on Channel 9 (GEM).

The Cricket Australia XI is a team of young cricketers that was formed by Cricket Australia in 2015 to give opportunities to promising young players on the fringe of selection for their state teams.

Earlier in the tournament, the Cricket Australia XI came close to a big upset losing to eventual champions NSW by 4 runs.

Sangha, a NSW Blues and Sydney Thunder rookie said, “It was an honour to be selected to play for the Cricket Australia X1 and a great experience for me. I learnt a lot.”

National Talent Manager Greg Chappell said: “Selection in the Cricket Australia XI is an exciting opportunity for Jason who recently captained the ACT/NSW Country under-17s at this year’s National Championships, and was an impressive performer at the under-19 National Championships last year.

“His selection highlights the talent currently coming through the Pathways program.”

The seventeen year old all rounder was recently awarded the first MoneyGram Cricket Scholarship with the scholarship funds to assist Jason with his educational expenses and his move from Newcastle to Sydney.

“Our scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to talented players as they make the step up to the next level and we are delighted with Jason’s selection for the Cricket Australia XI,” said Michael Minassian, Head of Australia, Indonesia and Oceania.

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