- All Rounder, Bowler
- Nick name
- Parveez Rasool
- Batting style
- Right Hand Bat
- Bowling style
- Right Arm Off Spin
- Current Team
- Indian Premier League 2016
- February 13, 1989
With 33 wickets and 594 runs, Parveez Rasool was the leading run-getter and the highest wicket-taker for J&K in the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season. He followed up with an impressive seven for 45 against the visiting Australian side in a warm-up game at Chennai in early 2013. He has received high praise from former India spinner Bishan Singh Bedi and fellow off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Signed by the Pune Warriors India on the back of a successful domestic season, Rasool became the first player from Jammu & Kashmir to play in the Indian Premier League. He represented the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, and was traded to RCB ahead of Vivo IPL 2016.
Off-spinning allrounder Parvez Rasool will always be a man of firsts, and it all began not just because Rasool comes from India’s politically-troubled Kashmir valley.
Rasool was a standout performer for Jammu & Kashmir in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy, ending the season as its top scorer and highest wicket-taker. In his seven Ranji matches, Rasool scored 594 runs at 54 with two centuries, and took 33 wickets at 18.09 to finish as the third-highest wicket-taker among spinners in the tournament.
A classical offspinner given to loop and drift, and the recipient of a healthy dose of encouragement from J&K coach Bishen Bedi, Rasool’s extraordinary Ranji season placed him firmly on the national selectors’ radar and opened many doors. He was picked for the India A side to play England in a one-day practice match in Delhi, and made a mark when he picked up 7 for 45 for the Board President’s XI against the visiting Australians in their tour-opener in Chennai in February 2013. He was then signed on by the Pune Warriors IPL franchise and was also named in the India probables for the Champions Trophy.
Rasool belongs to a family of cricketers from the town of Bij Behara in the southern Kashmir valley district of Anantnag, and has represented the state right from the Under-14s level. His elder brother Asif had played two T20s for J&K in 2009, and his father opened the batting for Anantnag.
When Rasool was selected for that India A side which played England in a warm-up, he became the first cricketer from J&K to be selected in an Indian team to play an international side, and the fourth – behind Abid Nabi, Surendra Singh and Abdul Qayoom – to be picked in a national-level squad. When he signed with Pune Warriors, he was the first player from J&K to receive an IPL contract. In July 2013, he was rewarded with his first national call-up, for the ODI tour of Zimbabwe. He didn’t get a game but a year later he made it back to the one-day squad for the short tour of Bangladesh, and debuted.
Indian Premier League 2016