Full Name

Sarandeep Singh


October 21, 1979, Amritsar, Punjab


44y 40d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

When Sarandeep Singh made his debut at Nagpur in November 2000, it was the first time in almost six months that India were playing a specialist offspinner. Brought on almost as an afterthought by his captain, when Zimbabwe had already reached 145, Sarandeep started impeccably with four maidens. He struck twice in ten balls soon after, extracting turn and bite to keep the close cordon busy, and ended the game with six wickets.

Blooded into first class cricket against Haryana at Amritsar in 1998-99, Sarandeep made 45, a legacy of having started his career as a batsman in junior cricket, but went wicketless. A superb spell against Hyderabad in the Super League quickly made pundits sit up and take notice, his match haul of eight wickets taking Punjab to the brink of victory but the effort being thwarted by the fickleness of the batsmen who failed to chase a target of 176. Before the season was out, Sarandeep was playing for the India Under-19s against the touring Sri Lankans.

Sarandeep's 37 victims at 19.43 in the 1999-2000 Ranji Trophy, just his second season in first class cricket, thrust him into the national reckoning. His swift rise was recognised by the National Cricket Academy which selected him amongst its first batch of trainees in May 2000, a tough four month grind punctuated by lessons from such masters of the craft like Prassana and Venkataraghavan. After impressing in the 2001 domestic season, Sarandeep was picked for a Test against England at Bangalore. He got one more opportunity, in the West Indies in April 2002, but one wicket for 80 in a high-scoring draw meant he was only selected for three more ODIs.

Sarandeep moved from Delhi to Himachal Pradesh for the 2006-07 domestic season - the side wanted a spinner - and finished with 28 wickets at 22.28. As he put it, the responsibility brought the best out of him, and he enjoyed his cricket more than ever.
Cricinfo staff November 2007

Sarandeep Singh Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A77461347450*14.36--01--310


List A77-37582701975/115/1127.844.3138.7120
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Recent Matches of Sarandeep Singh

ONGC vs Income Tax--2/4504-Feb-2013BhilaiOTHEROD
ONGC vs SB Patiala--2/4902-Feb-2013BhilaiOTHEROD
ONGC vs C A G3*1/4801-Feb-2013RaipurOTHEROD
ONGC vs Income Tax260/5001-Sep-2010BengaluruOTHEROD
Himachal vs Punjab40/6518-Feb-2010SirsaList A

Photos of Sarandeep Singh

India's selectors sit down with captains Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and the new BCCI officers
Washington Sundar receives his T20 cap from Sarandeep Singh
Himachal Pradesh offspinner Sarandeep Singh bowls
Sarandeep Singh bowls against Jammu & Kashmir
Sarandeep Singh makes an unsuccessful lbw appeal against Shamsher Singh
Himachal Pradesh's Sarandeep Singh congratulates Paras Dogra on his fifty