By Manish Gupta
India has produced various talents over the last few years like Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya. Now there is an addition of one more player to that list and this young boy- Anmolpreet Singh hails from Punjab.
Impressive debut Ranji Season:
Singh is one of the most promising young batsmen at the moment. He is just 19 years old and playing his first Ranji trophy season. He is also a right arm off-break bowler. His first match was against Himachal Pradesh wherein he scored a half-century making a blistering start to his career. He has scored 753 runs in just 7 innings at an average of 125.5. Another key thing is that he converts his centuries into a huge number – three double hundreds this season.
Grabbed his opportunity with both hands:
When he scored a half-century in his debut match, he was asked to make way for Yuvraj Singh. He was said to play U-23 Col CK Nayudu Trophy but that didn’t disappoint him as he scored 202 runs and he got a recall from Ranji squad. In the next five innings that he played, his score was 113, 267, 12, 40, 252*. The last 43 days has been tremendous for this man with 946 runs in his 7 innings (three double hundreds and a hundred). This really turned out to be a memorable season for Singh.
U-19 Tournament Performances:
He was awarded the MA Chidambaram Trophy for BCCI’s U-19 player of the year for 2014-15 where he amassed 1154 runs from nine Cooch Behar Trophy matches. He hit five centuries during his breakthrough season which included a triple hundred and a double hundred.
While, he also played in the U-19 World cup 2016 but could not get a game until quarter-finals.In the quarterfinals, he scored 41 runs against Namibia. In the semi-finals against Sri Lanka, Anmolpreet scored 72 runs off 92 balls helping India to a good total. He is a definite future prospect for Indian Senior Team.