Saurabh Kumar IPL : A young player hailing from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, Saurabh Kumar debuted in the T20 format in the Mushtaq Ali trophy 5 years back. Saurabh is a left arm spinner. His slow left arm action is considered a virtue among wrist spinners. Primarily a full time spinner, although he does has decent batting skills. He had been selected once in the 2017 IPL auction by Rising Pune Supergiants but unfortunately, he could play any match in the season.
Saurabh Kumar IPL
He has been auctioned yet again by the Punjab Kings for the upcoming season of IPL 2021. From being an Air Force personnel to the galleries of cricket stadiums, Saurabh’s journey has been nothing less than a fantasy novel.
Name – Saurabh Kumar
Nickname – Saurabh Kumar
Role – Left Arm Spinner
Date of Birth – 01 May 1993
Saurabh Kumar Age (as of Feb 2021) – 27 years
Birth Place – Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac sign – Tauras
Nationality – Indian
Address: Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh
International Debut – Saurabh Has not yet made his international debut.
Saurabh has played for the following teams
- Uttar Pradesh
- Rising Pune Supergiants
- India Blue
- Board Presidents XI
- Punjab Kings
Saurabh Kumar IPL Team : He has been roped in by the Punjab Kings to play the IPL 2021
Saurabh Kumar Bowling Stats & Records
- He has a praiseworthy record in the domestic circuit. Saurabh has been phenomenal in bowling and also has some distinguished batting knocks to his name.
- In the 2019-20 season, he was named in the Duleep trophy as the India Blue squad.
- The 2018-19 Ranji trophy was a dream run for the boy from Baghpat. In the particular season, Saurabh named 51 scalps in his name from a total of 1-0 matches in the tournament.
- Saurabh also has the second best bowling figures for Uttar Pradesh. In a match against Haryana, he was successful in taking 14 wickets and conceding 65 runs.
- Saurabh was the best bowler for Uttar Pradesh in consecutive seasons of Ranji trophy in 2017-18 and 2018-19 season.
- Saurabh has 2 first class centuries to his name.
- His batting average is 30, which is quite decent for a full-time bowler.
Hobbies – When asked about hobbies, Saurabh replies that Cricket is his hobby as he likes the sport a lot.
Saurabh Kumar Wife and Children
Marital Status – Unmarried
Awards and recognitions
- Having made his debut in 2017, and generating such amazing figures is an achievement in itself for Saurabh.
- He was auctioned by the Rising Pune Supergiants in the 2017 season for a base price of 10 lakhs. However, he did not play in any match.
- Saurabh has been roped in yet again in the cash rich league. He has been auctioned by the Punjab Kings for the base price of 20 lakhs. Hopefully, the young lad would get to play this season.
- In a total of 44 first class matches, Saurabh has 192 wickets to his name averaging 23.44.
- 5 wicket hauls – 16.
- 10 wicket hauls – 6.
- In the last 2 domestic seasons, Saurabh has had 5-wicket hauls on 12 occasions.
- Saurabh was one of the bowlers picked up by the BCCI, ahead of the India vs England test series.