Tanveer Sangha Sydney Thunder

Tanveer Sangha will be part of Thunder Nation for two more seasons. Picture: Izhar Khan/The Inner Sanctum

The Sydney Thunder have received a massive boost with Tanveer Sangha signing on until the end of the BBL|15.

The 22-year-old has grown into one of the best young players in BBL since debuting in 2020 and will continue with the club that gave him his first opportunity.

“It means a lot,” Sangha said.

“I’ve been playing for this club since the start, obviously they’ve given me my opportunity when I was 17 years old, and they had faith in me, so I really appreciate that.

“Now coming forward, looking back at it, playing for such a great club, such great teammates, I’m really pleased to be continuing on with them, and I’m really looking forward to the future.”

Now in his fourth season of BBL, Sangha discussed what he has learned through his Thunder career to improve his game as a bowler.

“I think it’s very important to not get tied down as just, trying to save runs,” he said.

“I think it’s been massively trying to take wickets and be a bit aggressive. I think wrist spinners are meant to be a bit attacking as their main job.

“Even if you go for a few runs, that’s not too bad because that’s the risk you take as a wrist spinner and as a leg spinner. So, I think trying to take wickets throughout the whole game, and trying to risk a six or trying to risk a boundary for it is completely fine.

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“I think just going out there, and not having that stopping mindset but just trying to be attacking and trying to get wickets rather than just trying to get them off-strike depending on the situation.

“I think my mindset is just to have, that taking wickets mindset, and try and be positive and say that it’s ok to risk a boundary or a six for it.”

Sangha will be aiming to lead the Thunder to the finals from here, which, despite just one win to date, remains an outside possibility.

“We haven’t had the start to the season that we wanted, but I think we can still look forward,” he said.

“There’s a lot of positives that we’ve done in each game I think, we’ve just got to polish it off, and look forward to, go game by game, don’t worry about the rest, it is what it is, you can’t change the past.

“I reckon we just look forward to each game and just worry about that.”

As for the future, Sangha has one goal in mind.

“I’d like to be a one-player club, I know it’s a bit early, but I’d like to be a one-player club,” he said.

“I really enjoy Thunder Nation, I really enjoy the fans, there’s not many things I’d like to change.

“I think, obviously winning games is awesome, but I think the main part is the club and all the fans, the grounds, and I’ve really enjoyed the start of my career with Thunder Nation.”

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