The right-arm pacer was also an active member of the Australia team at the 2012 Under-19 World Cup and has so far played only two Sheffield Shield four-day matches and four Ryobi Cup domestic limited-overs fixtures. He took 14 wickets in four Ryobi Cup games for his state and an equal number of strikes in just two Sheffield Shield matches with a best effort of five for 31.
Sandhu lives in Blacktown and made his debut this season for the Sydney Thunder in the Twenty20 Big Bash and also featured in the Prime Minister's XI match against the West Indies. He took four wickets in two Australia 'A' games against England 'A'.
The Steve Waugh Medal was decided by a 3-2-1 vote system after each Sheffield Shield and Ryobi Cup one-day match and votes from all these games are then combined to determine the winner.