|Nishant Sindhu Quick Info|
|height||5 feet 9 inches|
|Date of birth||9 April 2004|
|eye color||dark brown|
Nishant Sindhu is an Indian professional cricketer who came to prominence in February 2022 as an integral member of the 2022 winning Indian team ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Cricket World Cup, This was India’s fourth consecutive appearance in the finals of the tournament after losing attempts in 2016 and 2020 and winning campaigns in 2018. This was also the 5th time that India won the trophy after victorious campaigns in 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018. A few months before that, in December 2021, Nishant was part of the Indian team that won 2021. acc (Asian Cricket Council) Under-19 Asia Cup, This was the 8th time that India had won the competition out of the 9 editions it had played.
name at birth
Rohtak, Haryana, India
Rohtak, Haryana, India
- father Sunil Kumar Sindhu (Former State Level Boxer)
- Mother Vandana Sindhu (Teacher)
- other He has 2 aunts.
slow left-arm orthodox
9 – Youth ODI
5 feet 9 inches or 175.5 cm
69 kg or 152 lbs
Caste / Ethnicity
- toned physique
- short cut, side parted hair
- friendly smile
- clean shaven look
Nishant Sindhu Facts
- Nishant first came into limelight on the Indian domestic scene during the 2017-18 season when he produced a stellar all-round show. Vijay Merchant Trophy (National Under-16 Cricket Championship) where he scored 280 runs and took 16 wickets. Under his captaincy, Haryana won the title by defeating Jharkhand in the final.
- in the opening match of 2021 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, against the United Arab Emirates, he was run out for a ‘diamond duck’ (a situation where a batsman is dismissed for a duck without facing a single ball). Misfortune plagued him throughout the tournament as he made no show of note with either bat or ball in any match of the tournament.
- After India’s opening game of 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World CupAgainst South Africa, regular captain Yash Dhul and 5 other members of the Indian team were tested positive for COVID-19. This meant that all those players had to miss the next (and last) 2 matches of the group stage against Ireland and Uganda. Nishant was then selected by the team management to captain India in these two matches.
- In India’s last group stage match, against Uganda, he bowled a sensational 4/19 spell in just 4.4 overs, as India bundled out Uganda for just 79 runs and beat them by 326 runs. This was the second largest victory margin in the history of Youth ODIs.
- Soon after the end of this match, he was tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to miss the quarter-final match against Bangladesh. He recovered in time for the semi-final match against Australia and put on a solid all-around performance, scoring an unbeaten 12 off the first 10 balls to help India reach a total of 290/5. With the ball, he registered figures of 2/25 in 6 overs, as India restricted Australia to a total of 194 runs.
- In the final match, against England, he came out to bat with India’s score at 95/3 which soon became 97/4. India’s chase of 190 could have gone either way from this situation but Nishant saved his best for last. He scored 50 off 54 balls and even though a few wickets fell from the other end, he remained at one end to ensure that the chase was successfully held till the 48th over.
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