Anmolpreet Singh is an up and coming talent from Punjab who has already shown his mettle on the domestic and Under-19 level. Having made his sojourn to the IPL, Anmolpreet is season or two away from making a strong claim for the national team.
Anmolpreet Singh created waves in his debut season in the Ranji Trophy at the age of just 19.
He made his first-class debut for Punjab in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2017. The youngster's own average with a total of 753 runs in the tournament was a Bradmanesque 125 and his strike-rate of almost 82 was even more impressive. After his first century (113) against Goa, he smashed double tons against Chhattisgarh (267) and Services (252). His consistent performances in the Deodhar Trophy has resulted in his call-up to the India A limited-overs squad for their tour of New Zealand.
Singh made an instant impact with a brisk 71 against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui and an unbeaten 116 against Sri Lanka. Right up in the mix of Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, and Prithvi Shaw, one more good domestic season and he would be knocking on the Indian team doors.
He started the season 2019-20 as the highest run-getter for Punjab with a 10-innings total of 276, including two half-centuries. In the Ranji Trophy, however, he managed only 120 runs from 11 innings in seven matches, with just one fifty
Anmolpreet first gained prominence when he won the ‘Player Of The Match’ award in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup semifinal, against Sri Lanka. Anmolpreet showed great grit, scoring 72 to rescue his team from 27 for two. He was one of the architects in India's road to the final.
He won the M A Chidambaram Trophy (BCCI's prize for under-19 player of the year) for 1,154 runs in nine games of the 2014-15 Cooch Behar season, in which he had five hundred, including a triple and a double. In 2015, he won the award again.
Owning to his impressive performances in the domestic and U-19 level, the elegant right-hand batsman earned a call-up from the Mumbai franchise in the IPL. In the 2019 IPL auctions, Mumbai Indians signed Anmolpreet for ₹80 lakhs.
Although last year, Anmolpreet didn't get any match to display his talent. But this season, the IPL has been shifted to the UAE because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the team will be looking for a player like Anmolpreet in the middle-order.
Anmolpreet hails from a family of sportspersons, in Patiala (Punjab). His father was an international handball player, while Anmolpreet and his cousins were drawn to cricket. Anmolpreet’s cousin, Prabhsimran Singh was selected for ₹4.8 crore by Kings XI Punjab in the 2019 IPL auction.