6 Indian origin cricketers who played for Australia

Indian origin cricketers

Indian origin cricketers are dominating the sport across the world at the moment. Many fans believe that the Asian cricketers have taken over the world. The reason behind it is that the Asian cricketers play supremely well for their countries at the international level.


Apart from that, some of them even migrate to other countries and achieve success while playing for other nations. Quite a few Indian origin cricketers have moved to other nations and played international cricket for them. Australia is one of the most dominant countries in the cricket world, but six Indian origin cricketers have represented the Aussies at the global stage. Here’s a list of such six players.

1. One of the retired Indian origin cricketers to have played for Australia – Stuart Clark

Stuart Clark is a former Australian fast bowler who represented the Aussies in all three formats of the game. Clark played 24 Test matches, 39 ODIs and nine T20I matches.


Many cricket fans would know that Clark’s father Bruce was born in Chennai, while his mother Mary was from Kolar Gold Fields. Clark played international cricket from 2005 to 2009.

2. Gurinder Sandhu

Gurinder Sandhu is another right-arm fast bowler to appear on the list. Sandhu is 28 years old at the moment, and he has played two ODI matches for the Australian cricket team.

Interestingly, Sandhu, who is of Indian descent, made his ODI debut against the Indian cricket team in 2015. He took three wickets in his two ODI appearances.


3. Jason Sangha

Jason Sangha is a former captain of the Australian U-19 cricket team. He led the team in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup played in 2018.

Sangha is a top-order batsman who plays for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. He is yet to play international cricket at the senior level for Australia.

4. Param Uppal

Param Uppal is one of the Indian origin cricketers who played for Australia U-19 cricket team. He was included in the squad for the series against Sri Lanka in 2017.

Uppal was born in Chandigarh, India. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off-spin. He has played two first-class matches in his career.

5. One of the retired Indian origin cricketers to have played for Australia – Lisa Sthalekar

Lisa Sthalekar has made a name for herself with her excellent work in the commentary box. Sthalekar has done commentary for some big matches.

Before becoming a commentator, Lisa played international cricket for the Australian women’s cricket team. She was born in Pune, but she played eight Tests, 125 ODIs and 54 T20Is for Australia.

6. Tanveer Sangha

Tanveer Sangha was the most recent from the Indian origin cricketers to break into the Australian senior men’s squad. Sangha is a T20 specialist, who bowls right-arm leg-spin.

Like Jason Sangha, Tanveer has been part of the Sydney Thunder squad in the Big Bash League. He has played 15 T20s in his career, picking up 21 wickets at an economy rate of 8.08.

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