Anmolpreet Singh is a promising Punjabi player who has already shown himself at the domestic and Under-19 levels. Sources claim that he is a season or two away from making a solid claim for the national squad after his stint in the IPL.
Anmolpreet Singh, a bright kid from Patiala, Punjab, made headlines in his first season in the Ranji Trophy at the age of just 19. He established himself as a player to watch with 753 runs at a remarkable average of 125.50. Prior to that, there had been glimpses of greatness in junior cricket. Anmolpreet was a key figure in India’s path to the World Cup final as a member of the U-19 squad. In the Semifinals against Sri Lanka, he hit a crucial 72 and guided his team to a 97-run triumph.
Bio And Debut
Anmolpreet Singh comes from a sporting family in Patiala (Punjab). Anmol Preet and his cousins were inspired to cricket by their father, who was an international handball player. Prabhsimran Singh, Anmol Preet’s cousin, was picked by Kings XI Punjab for 4.8 crore in the 2019 IPL auction.
In 2017-18, he made his first-class debut against Himachal Pradesh, scoring fifty in his first match. In an otherwise unremarkable season for Punjab, they had discovered a treasure in Anmol Preet.
On October 6, 2017, he made his first-class debut for Punjab in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy. With a total of 753 runs throughout the competition, the youngster’s personal average was a Bradmanesque 125, and his strike rate of nearly 82 was even more astounding. He hit double tonnes against Chhattisgarh (267) and Services after his first century (113) against Goa (252). His strong efforts in the Deodhar Trophy have earned him a place in India A’s limited-overs squad for their upcoming trip of New Zealand.
With a quick 71 against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui and an undefeated 116 against Sri Lanka, Singh made an immediate impact. With a 10-innings total of 276, including two half-centuries, he began the 2019-20 season as Punjab’s leading run-scorer. However, in the Ranji Trophy, he only scored 120 runs in 11 innings in seven matches, with only one fifty.
Anmolpreet rose to attention after winning the ‘Player Of The Match’ title against Sri Lanka in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup quarterfinal. Anmolpreet showed amazing tenacity by scoring 72 points to help his side recover from a 27-point deficit. He was a key figure in India’s journey to the final. In the 2014-15 Cooch Behar season, he scored 1,154 runs in nine games, including a triple and a double, to win the M A Chidambaram Trophy (BCCI’s trophy for under-19 player of the year). He received the prize once more in 2015.
The graceful right-hand batsman received a call-up from the Mumbai franchise in the IPL due to his strong domestic and U-19 exploits. The Mumbai Indians paid 80 lakhs for Anmolpreet in the 2019 IPL auctions.
Anmolpreet did not get a match to showcase his abilities last year. The location for the IPL was moved to UAE due to Covid-19 epidemic. The club will be searching for a talent like Anmolpreet in the middle order.
Anmolpreet is a right-handed batsman and a Right-arm off-break bowler. His primary role in the team is as a batsman. Till date, he has played a total of 23 First class matches, 30 List A ODI matches, and 26 T20 matches.
Out of the 26 T20 matches, he only played in one IPL match. He scored 11 runs under Mumbai Indians alongside Chennai Super Kings. The batsman has scored a total of 419 runs in T20 with a batting average of 19.04. He has scored 2 50s, with the highest score being 84.
In List A matches, he scored a total of 1045 runs with a batting average of 40.19. He has scored 2 centuries and 6 fifties. His high score is 141. In first class matches, he has scored a total of 1629 runs with a batting average of 54.30. And has 5 100s and 8 50s under his resume and his top score is 267. As a bowler, Anmolpreet Singh took one wicket in a first class match.
Anmolpreet Singh has also contributed as a fieldsman. He has taken a total of 16 catches in first class matches, 5 catches in List A matches, and 9 catches in T20 matches.