Vishal Mehra ∙ Sep 19 2022, 10:45 AM

Tanveer Sangha ruled out of first part of domestic season for New South Wales

image-l88lizt3Injury blow for Sangha [PC: Twitter]

New South Wales (NSW) were dealt a huge blow ahead of the start of their new domestic season, with leg spinner Tanveer Sangha being ruled out for the first part. Sangha is suffering from a stress fracture in his lower back and is eyeing a comeback in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 league while playing for the Sydney Thunder.

Sangha last played for Australia 'A' in Sri Lanka, picking up seven wickets in two four-day matches. He was also part of the Australian camp, which toured India last month as part of the MRF Academy-Cricket Australia programme.

The 20-year-old made his First-Class debut last season, playing eight games and snapping 24 wickets. The leg-spinner has played five List-A and 28 T20 as well, picking up 44 wickets across both formats.

Lyon to replace Sangha

Australia's leading off-spinner Nathan Lyon will lead the NSW attack, after his exclusion from the T20 World Cup 2022 squad. 

Lyon will play in NSW's Marsh Cup opener against Victoria on Friday before featuring in the Sheffield Shield 2022-23 ahead of the Test series against West Indies. 

Apart from Sangha, Ollie Davies (hip) and Hayden Kerr (finger) are also out of the initial part of the NSW season, due to injury.

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