Woodford Wells is delighted to announce the signing of Indian run machine Anurag Sarangi for their 2023 Essex League campaign.
Sarangi is a high-class batter playing for Odisha in Indian domestic cricket.
Since the 2014 season, the Odisha legend has been a stand-out performer and recently played his 100th domestic match for the State.
Throughout his career, Sarangi has excelled particularly in the first-class (Ranji Trophy) and List A (Vijay Hazare Trophy) formats, averaging 31.67, and 39.06, respectively.
He has enjoyed several barnstorming campaigns, averaging 50+ in two Vijay Hazare (2014/15: 60, 2016/17: 57.80) and the most recent Ranji Trophy season (2022/23: 45.18).
An academic, who aspired to work in engineering, Sarangi was a late starter in our great game. He was influenced to trial with the State U19s, and such was his promise, he was selected, and the rest they say his history.
Sarangi has gone on to forge a dominant domestic career with the bat, but he is also a more than useful off-spinner, albeit underutilised for Odisha due to the strength of the spin within the squad. He is also a leader-of-men, skippering Odisha sides for 3-years.
Now the accomplished batting all-rounder is set to showcase his skills in UK club cricket and has recently signed with Woodford Wells for their 2023 Essex League campaign.