Ankit Rajpoot

Ankit Rajpoot
Nationality
ind India
Position
Bowler
Nick name
Right-arm medium
Batting style
Right Hand Bat
Bowling style
Right-arm medium
Current Team
KKR
Competitions
Indian Premier League 2016
Seasons
2016
Birthday
December 4, 1993
Age
25

While still very young, seamer Ankit Rajpoot, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, was rated highly by former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad who was the state's bowling coach for two seasons. Rajpoot was a part of the strong Chennai Super Kings set-up in the 2013 and 2014 IPL seasons. Given the level of competition there, opportunities to play were hard to come by, but Rajpoot was happy to tap into the cricketing brain of the franchise's bowling coach, former Australia pacer Andy Bichel. During UP's successful campaign in the 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, India's domestic T20 competition, Rajpoot was the tournament's third-highest wicket-taker with 14 wickets at an average of 14.21. In the IPL auction the same year, Rajpoot was one of several uncapped Indian players to earn big, with Kolkata Knight Riders shelling out Rs 1.5 crore to buy him.

As a young 19-year old medium pacer from Uttar Pradesh, Ankit Rajpoot first made his first-class debut during the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy. He picked up 31 wickets at an impressive average of 18.80 and a strike-rate of 38.40. While he played only seven matches during that season, he did enough to catch the eye of the Chennai Super Kings management. During UP’s successful campaign in the 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, India’s domestic T20 competition, Rajpoot was the tournament’s third-highest wicket-taker with 14 wickets at an average of 14.21. In the IPL auction the same year, Rajpoot was one of several uncapped Indian players to earn big, with Kolkata Knight Riders shelling out Rupees 1.5 crore to secure his services.

Indian Premier League 2016

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Career Total

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