Who is Harmeet Singh? 5 facts about Seattle Orcas’ thrifty left-arm spinner

Harmeet Singh

Harmeet Singh, a left-arm orthodox spinner, has bowled eight overs in the tournament, conceding just 39 runs at an exceptional economy rate of 4.87 and picking up three wickets. This article takes a look at some interesting facts about Singh’s career in cricket.

The Seattle Orcas are off to an impressive start in the 2023 Major Leagues Cricket (MLC) season, winning their first two games against the Washington Freedom and the San Francisco Unicorns. One of the reasons for their success has been Harmeet Singh’s excellent form with the ball.

Part of the Rajasthan Royals squad in IPL 2013

Harmeet Singh previously played for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and participated in only one match against the now-defunct Pune Warriors franchise in 2013. During that game, Singh bowled four overs, took the wicket of Ross Taylor, the former Kiwi skipper, and gave up 34 runs.

During that IPL season, a bookie approached Singh, but he failed to report it. He was later cleared by the BCCI and the Delhi police, but he did not play another IPL match in the future.

Harmeet Singh played two U-19 World Cups for India

Harmeet Singh participated in two U19 World Cups for Team India, one in 2010 and the other in 2012. While he had an average performance in the 2010 tournament, he was one of the unsung heroes in the 2012 U19 World Cup.

Singh, a left-arm spinner, took six wickets from four matches at an impressive economy rate of 3.02. Under the leadership of Unmukt Chand, India emerged victorious in the tournament, and Singh played a pivotal role in the team’s success. He is one of the few players who has played two U19 World Cups and won one of them.

He has played first-class cricket for Mumbai and Tripura

Harmeet Singh played only 31 first-class matches for Mumbai and Tripura from 2009 to 2020, claiming 87 wickets at an average of 34.18. He featured in nine first-class games for Mumbai over six seasons but failed to get a consistent run in the team. He then switched to Tripura, where he achieved success.

In the 2018-2019 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he was the top wicket-taker for Tripura, with 13 wickets. Singh left Indian cricket in 2021 because he wasn’t getting enough opportunities in India and moved to the United States of America to pursue his cricketing passion.

Arrested for rash driving in 2017

Harmeet Singh was involved in some controversies while in India. In 2017, he drove his car onto the platform of Andheri railway station platform No. 1, which caused panic among the commuters. He was arrested for rash driving and later released on bail. Singh claimed that he didn’t realize the road had ended and that he was driving into a station.

Ian Chappell praised him after the 2012 U-19 World Cup

Harmeet Singh’s spin bowling in the 2012 U19 World Cup was highly impressive and earned him praise from legendary Australian cricketer Ian Chappell. In a column for ESPNCricinfo, Chappell wrote that Singh “bowls like Bishan Bedi, with that same natural flight and guile that would right now place him as the best spin bowler in any Test side bar England.”

He also stated that Singh has the skills to be a successful spinner and just needs to develop the necessary temperament to He just needs to develop the necessary temperament to cope with the demanding environment of international cricket and have a captain who understands him. Despite early success, Singh failed to establish a successful cricket career in India. However, after moving to the USA, he has had more exposure to cricket and is making the most of his opportunities as a 30-year-old left-arm spinner.