Siddarth Kaul
(Indian Cricketer)

A tall hit-the-deck bowler, Siddarth Kaul burst onto the scene when he took a fifer in his maiden Ranji Trophy game back in 2007-08 season. The performances in the Ranji Trophy were followed by his 10 scalps; the joint highest for India, but it was the ‘slide on the turf’ celebration after winning the title that became synonymous with the arm-band clad Punjab speedster. Constant injuries  post the 2008 World Cup put the lancy fast-bowler on the sidelines till 2012 but Kaul kept pegging away in the domestic circuit for Punjab. With 182 wickets in 63 First-class games, Kaul has been a constant performer at the domestic level, but his big moment eventually came during the 2018 IPL. The right-hand bowler rose from the shadows of Bhuvneshwar Kumar to spearhead the SRH attack. With 21 scalps, it was only a matter of time before selectors rewarded the Punjab speedster for his performances; and Kaul finally realized his dream when he was named into India’s limited-overs squad for the tour of the UK in early June this year.

Siddarth Kaul
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):5’7″
Weight (approx.):70 kg
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth:19 May 1990
Age (as on 2018):28 years
Birth Place:Pathankot, Punjab, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Tauraus
School:Delhi Public School, New Delhi
Educational Qualifications:NA
Father:Tej Kaul (Physiotherapist)
Mother:Sandhya Kaul (Gymnastics Coach)
Brother:Uday Kaul
AddressChandigarh, India
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:Not yet
ODI:July 12, 2018, vs England at Lord’s
T20:June 29, 2018, vs Ireland at the Village
Jersey Number:#6 (India), #6 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State Team:Indian Cricket Tem, Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Nature on the field:Aggressive
Likes to play against:Pakistan
Favourite Shot:NA
  • A member of the 2008 U-19 World Cup winning side under Kohli, Kaul had a pivotal role to play in India’s title winning heist. With an average of 15, Kaul was the joint leading wicket-taker for the Men in Blue with ten wickets in five matches to his name alongside Ravindra Jadeja.
  • Kaul, though, shot into prominence when he picked up a fifer in his debut First Class match for Punjab in the 2007-08 Ranji Trophy season.
  • Kaul was the second highest wicket-taker of the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy tournament.
  • After being overshadowed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the initial years of Kaul’s stint at SRH, the vile fast-bowler with a plethora of tricks at his disposal finally came into his own in the 2018 season. He finished with 21 wickets in the tournament and also the joint highest wicket-taker for his franchise that went on to play the finals against CSK.
Career Turning Point:NA
  • Kaul turning-point was the 2018 IPL season. The vile fast-bowler showed admirable control and with a plethora of tricks at his disposal- the most revered ‘knuckle-ball’ and many other, Kaul proceeded to spearhead the SRH’s bowling attack in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
  • His exploits in the IPL paved way for his International debut in both white-ball formats after Jasprit Bumrah got injured during a T20 in Ireland.
Hobbies:Watching Football
Favourite Football Club:Manchester United
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Unmarried
Marriage Date:NA
Net Worth:NA
IPL earnings:3.80 crore (in IPL 2018)
Lesser Known Facts
  • Siddarth Kaul was the part of Virat Kohli’s U-19 World Cup winning team in Malaysia.
  • Kaul’s father, Tej Kaul, played Ranji Trophy for Jammu & Kasmir and has also worked as a trainer, as well as, a physiotherapist during the late 80s and early 90s.
  • His brother Uday, was also an U-19 player and toured with the India-U-19s during th3e 2006 tour to the UK.
  • Kaul, was initially drafted in the Kolkata Knight Riders’ squad in the augural IPL season after his exploits in the 2008 U-19 World Cup.