Pradeep Sangwan Biography
Pradeep Sangwan is an Indian cricketer who was born on 5th November 1990 in Bhiwani, a small town in Haryana.
He is representing Delhi in first class cricket since 2007 as a left-arm fast medium bowler and is quite handy with the bat as well.
Sangwan started his career by playing cricket for Delhi in the under-15 category in which he managed to take 31 wickets.
He was picked up by Delhi Daredevils for three years before Kolkata Knight Riders roped him into their squad in 2011.
Gujarat Lions signed him up for Rs 20 lakhs at the 2016 IPL auction. He will now represent Mumbai Indians in the upcoming IPL season 2018.
He made his first-class debut during the 2007-08 season of Ranji Trophy and impressed everyone with accurate fast bowling by taking 33 wickets at an average of 19.24.
He made his IPL debut against Chennai Super Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium on 2nd May, 2008 but could not bag any wicket in the 4 overs he bowled.
Rise to Glory
After being selected in the under-15 squad for Delhi, his performances won him a berth in India's squad for the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia, where he impressed everyone with eight wickets in India's successful campaign and was instrumental to India's success at the World Cup.
In the same year, he was signed by Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.
The left-armer not only lost his bowling form, but also got into controversy as he was tested positive for stanozolol, which is a prohibited steroid, following a dope test conducted during the 2013 IPL season and was slapped with a 15-month ban by the BCCI from all forms of cricket.
Sangwan has been the part of the Indian Premier League since 2008 when he was signed by Delhi daredevils. He was then signed by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011 and Gujarat Lions in 2016 respectively but could not perform as per their expectations.
However, he has been signed by Mumbai Indians. He could manage to take 35 wickets in the 38 matches he appeared in the IPL.
Sangwan took 33 wickets in the 7 first-class matches he appeared at an average of 19.24 and 13 wickets in List A cricket in the 6 matches he appeared.