Full name Shreyas Gopal
Born September 4, 1993
Current age 23 years 140 days
Major teams India Under-19s, Karnataka, Karnataka Under-15s, Mumbai Indians, South Zone
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|First-class debut||Karnataka v Mumbai at Bangalore, Dec 22-25, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Visakhapatnam, Dec 23-24, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Andhra v Karnataka at Secunderabad, Nov 7, 2014 scorecard|
|Last List A||Karnataka v Jammu & Kashmir at Bangalore, Dec 18, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians at Ahmedabad, May 19, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiants at Mumbai, Apr 9, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1, 2/1, 2, 0/24||Karnataka||v Tamil Nadu||Visakhapatnam||23 Dec 2016||FC|
|38, 0/71, 30, 0/9||Karnataka||v Saurashtra||Patiala||29 Nov 2016||FC|
|4, 5/75, 77, 0/18||Karnataka||v Odisha||Delhi||21 Nov 2016||FC|
|22, 1/11, 12*, 0/22||Karnataka||v Rajasthan||Vizianagaram||13 Nov 2016||FC|
|1, 3/22, 10||Karnataka||v Vidarbha||Vadodara||5 Nov 2016||FC|
|3/74, 35, 3/97||Karnataka||v Assam||Mumbai||27 Oct 2016||FC|
|1/0, 46, 2/34||Karnataka||v Delhi||Kolkata||20 Oct 2016||FC|
|21*, 3/114||Karnataka||v Jharkhand||Greater Noida||13 Oct 2016||FC|
|4, 0/21||Shivamogga||v Mysuru-W||Hubballi||30 Sep 2016||Other T20|
|27, 2/39||Shivamogga||v Rockstars||Hubballi||25 Sep 2016||Other T20|
Shreyas Gopal came into the Karnataka side as a middle-order batsman who could bowl legspin, and ended up assuming - through a combination of circumstance and happenstance - the lead spinner's role. He took 22 wickets at an average of 18.22 in his first Ranji Trophy season, as Karnataka claimed the 2013-14 title, and followed it up with a hat-trick against Rest of India in the Irani Cup. Those displays spurred Mumbai Indians to bag Shreyas for his base price of INR 10 lakh in the 2014 IPL auction.
Sharp turn rather than accuracy is Shreyas' forte, and Karnataka have tended to use him in short bursts rather than over long spells. While he has consistently chipped in with wickets, his technically correct batting - which brought him two hundreds in his second Ranji Trophy season - seems likely to become his primary suit over time.
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