Tanveer Sangha claims five-wicket haul at cricket world cup

Ingleburn teen claims five-wicket haul at world cup

Ingleburn young gun Tanveer Sangha is flying high after a tremendous start in the Under-19 ICC World Cup.

The leg-spinner took five wickets for just 14 runs against Nigeria to lead Australia to its first win in South Africa this week.

Sangha, who is part of the Sydney Thunder BBL squad and plays with the Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts, helped his nation bounce back from a defeat against the West Indies to thrash Nigeria on Monday.

Nigeria were bowled out for just 61 runs inside 31 overs, a total the Aussies easily chased without dropping a wicket.

Fellow Macarthur local Liam Marshall, a Thunder Development Rookie this year, also claimed a wicket in the match.

Sangha's five-wicket haul came on the back a 4/30 effort against the Windies the game before.

Australia will next face England in their final group B match.

The West Indies are on top of the ladder with two wins from two games, while Nigeria and England are both sitting on two losses.

The two teams sitting on top of the ladder after everyone in group B has played three games will progress to the next round.

India are the reigning Under-19 ICC World Cup champions.

Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts secretary Jason Ellsmore said Sangha was an amazing player and a very hard worker.

"He's a born and bred Ingleburn boy and he's come right through the Ghosts Academy since he was a little fella," he said.

"Tanveer is a real talent, he'd have to be the biggest, most successful sportsperson in the area right now, definitely as an 18-year-old.

"He's an excellent player, a lovely guy and a really dedicated trainer."

Ellsmore said he expected Sangha would be playing a lot of first grade cricket in the future, unless he had higher call-ups.