Anmolpreet Singh is a promising Punjabi player who has already proven himself at the domestic and Under-19 levels. Anmolpreet is a season or two away from making a solid argument for the national team since his stint in the IPL.
At the age of 19, Anmolpreet Singh made headlines in his first season in the Ranji Trophy.
On October 6, 2017, he made his first-class debut for Punjab in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy. With a total of 753 runs in the game, the youngster’s own average was a Bradmanesque 125, and his strike rate of nearly 82 was even more incredible. He crushed double tonnes against Chhattisgarh (267) and Services after his first century (113) against Goa (252). His good results in the Deodhar Trophy have earned him a place in India A’s limited-overs squad for their upcoming tour of New Zealand.
With a fast 71 against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui and an undefeated 116 against Sri Lanka, Singh made an immediate impression. One more decent domestic season and he’ll be knocking on the Indian team’s door alongside Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, and Prithvi Shaw.
With a 10-innings total of 276, including two half-centuries, he began the 2019-20 season as Punjab’s leading run scorer. However, in the Ranji Trophy, he only scored 120 runs in 11 innings in seven matches, with only one fifty.
Anmolpreet rose to fame after receiving the ‘Player Of The Match’ trophy against Sri Lanka in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup semifinal. Anmolpreet showed immense courage by scoring 72 points to help his team recover from a 27-point deficit. He was a key figure in India’s journey to the final.
In the 2014-15 Cooch Behar season, he scored 1,154 runs in nine games, including a triple and a double, to win the M A Chidambaram Trophy (BCCI’s award for under-19 player of the year). He received the award once more in 2015.
The stylish right-hand batsman received a call-up from the Mumbai franchise in the IPL due to his excellent domestic and U-19 performances. The Mumbai Indians paid 80 lakhs for Anmolpreet in the 2019 IPL auctions.
Anmolpreet did not have a match to showcase his talent last year. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the IPL has been moved to the UAE this season, and the team will be looking for a player like Anmolpreet in the middle order.
Anmolpreet comes from a sporting family in Patiala (Punjab). Anmolpreet and his cousins were attracted to cricket by their father, who was an international handball player. Prabhsimran Singh, Anmolpreet’s nephew, was picked for 4.8 crore by Kings XI Punjab in the 2019 IPL auction.