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.
|Weight (approx.):||70 kg|
|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|
|Father:||Tej Kaul (Physiotherapist)|
|Mother:||Sandhya Kaul (Gymnastics Coach)|
|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|
- 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.
|Favourite Football Club:||Manchester United|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|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.