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SKC PROFILE
Potential Hall of Famer
Playing Role: Dynamic right handed all rounder
Batting Style: Block or bash right hander
Bowling Style: Right arm fast, especially in nets
Superstars Debut: 2007
Official Roles: Mobile phone thigh guard destroyer
Career stats, as at the end of the 2011 Season
Caps
I
NO
Runs
Avge
50s
100s
HS
Ct
St
46
37
19
637
35.39
1
-
76
9
-
O
M
R
W
Avge
Econ
S.R.
5wI
172.4
13
725
53
13.68
4.20
19.55
-
Sandeep has always bowled fast but all too often his bouncers were only interspersed with beamers and this was more effective at terrifying his teammates in net sessions (when he would come armed with a hard, shiny new ball) than actually getting people out. Similarly Sandeep has always hit big but his innings all too often were made up of one or two lusty blows before getting out swinging.
However, something mysterious happened over the winter of 2010 and a "new" Sandeep emerged for the 2011 season. The searing pace was now accompanied by consistent line and length and there was a new-found (almost) responsibility to his batting and these factors resulted in Sandeep taking 17 wickets at an average of 9 and scoring almost 200 runs at 97 in the summer of 2011.
There are many theories of what happened to Sandeep over that winter. A sample is given below:
Cricket ballthe "new" Sandeep is not actually Sandeep at all but a relative (maybe a twin) with a striking physical similarity and sharper cricketing brain;
Cricket ballSandeep was abducted by aliens who undertook a series of intrusive tests which inadvertently improved his cricket;
Cricket ballduring an off-season nets session near a nuclear power plant (bear with me), Sandeep was struck by a radioactive cricket ball, transforming him in to a cricketing superhero; or
Cricket ballSandeep crashed the England team's winter development programme for fast bowlers and received extensive coaching from Troy Cooley / Otis Gibson / whoever is doing that now.
No one knows for sure, maybe not even Sandeep himself, what happened over that fateful winter and the myth of "new" Sandeep has now become so entwined with the facts that we probably never will. At the time of writing Sandeep has yet to make an appearance for the 2012 season so only time will tell whether "old" Sandeep has come back or the effects of the testing / radioactive cricket ball / extensive coaching have worn off. However one thing that is for sure is that the Superstars are hoping itís definitely a case of out with the old (Sandeep) and in with the new (Sandeep).
Any further theories are welcomed below in the comments box.
Further details showing the differences between the "New" and "Old" Sandeep were shown in the 2011 Superstars Statistics-
Sandeep Stats
Sandeep is the most recent inductee into the 50 wickets club and currently sits 4th in the career bowling averages, while his batting average gets him into the top 10 SUperstars ever. Separate statistics are not available for "New" and "Old" Sandeep.
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