Sandeep Sharma is a prodigious young talent in the same group as Praveen Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, two master swing bowlers India has produced in recent years. Punjab’s right-arm medium-fast bowler is capable of bowling both inswingers and outswingers at will. In the IPL, he has had a host of top cricketers, including Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, and AB de Villiers, among others.
Sandeep Sharma first came to prominence when he was picked for the 2010 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand, but it was two years later when he returned to the same level, this time for Unmukt Chand. Unmukt Chand’s team won the junior world cup in Australia thanks to the prodigious Punjab talent’s ability to viciously swing the Kookaburra both directions. He claimed four wickets in the final against the hosts and finished as our joint-best bowler with 12 wickets.
Sandeep didn’t rest on his laurels in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy, where he took the most wickets for Punjab and ended the season as the fifth-highest wicket-taker overall with 42 wickets from nine matches at an average of 19.41, including three five-fors and one 10-fer. The strong form continued in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he ended as Punjab’s top wicket-taker with 10 wickets at 20.60 from six matches. Sandeep has taken wickets at a remarkable average of 26.14 in First-Class matches so far.
Sandeep won a contract with the Kings XI Punjab ahead of the IPL 2013 season, riding high on his domestic performance. Sandeep soon established himself as KXIP’s strike bowler, frequently picking up wickets in the first few overs. Sandeep played 11 matches for his franchise in 2014, taking an impressive 18 wickets and sporting the purple cap on many occasions before it was handed over to Chennai Super Kings’ Mohit Sharma. He took 17 wickets for KXIP in the 2017 season, with the best bowling figures of 4/20, but he was released by the franchise.
Sandeep was signed by the Surisers Hyderabad in 2018, and he has taken 24 wickets in 23 matches in his two seasons with the team.
After impressing the selectors when playing for KXIP, Sandeep Sharma made his international debut against Zimbabwe in 2015. In the first T20I, which India won, he did not take any wickets. Sandeep took a wicket in the following match, but the Indian team lost. As a result, the selectors missed him and he was discarded. Sandeep has been trying to break into the national team since then, but he has been unable to do so due to stiff competition.
Sandeep Singh was born in Patiala, Punjab, to Balwinder Sharma and Naina Wati on May 18, 1993. According to legend, Singh began his cricket career as a batsman before switching to bowling after one of his coaches encouraged him to do so.