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.
Date of Birth:
19 May 1990
Age (as on 2018):
Pathankot, Punjab, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
Delhi Public School, New Delhi
Tej Kaul (Physiotherapist)
Sandhya Kaul (Gymnastics Coach)
July 12, 2018, vs England at Lord's
June 29, 2018, vs Ireland at the Village
#6 (India), #6 (IPL, County Cricket)
Indian Cricket Tem, Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad
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Likes to play against:
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:
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:
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
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.