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Niraj Patel      

Full name Niraj Kanubhai Patel

Born March 26, 1981, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Current age 33 years 108 days

Major teams Air India, Gujarat, India Blue, Rajasthan Royals

Batting style Left-hand bat

Niraj Kanubhai Patel
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 99 165 9 5840 228* 37.43 13 29 63 0
List A 69 64 8 2221 111 39.66 1 16 29 0
Twenty20 37 34 6 957 96* 34.17 804 119.02 0 6 105 16 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 99 925 525 10 3/35 52.50 3.40 92.5 0 0
List A 69 762 730 9 2/28 2/28 81.11 5.74 84.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 37 17 222 321 11 4/29 4/29 29.18 8.67 20.1 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Assam v Maharashtra at Guwahati, Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Gujarat v Saurashtra at Mumbai, Feb 28, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Gujarat v Maharashtra at Mumbai, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Gujarat v Punjab at Indore, Mar 31, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
40, 0/6, 1 Assam v Maharashtra Guwahati 30 Dec 2013 FC
20, 6 Assam v Goa Guwahati 6 Dec 2013 FC
17, 0 Assam v H. Pradesh Dharamsala 28 Nov 2013 FC
66 Assam v Tripura Agartala 21 Nov 2013 FC
70 Assam v Andhra Anantapur 14 Nov 2013 FC
12 Assam v Hyderabad Guwahati 7 Nov 2013 FC
82, 5 Assam v Kerala Guwahati 27 Oct 2013 FC
14 Gujarat v Punjab Indore 31 Mar 2013 T20
3 Gujarat v Kerala Indore 30 Mar 2013 T20
47 Gujarat v Vidarbha Indore 29 Mar 2013 T20
Profile

Niraj Patel played Under-16 and Under-19 cricket for Gujarat from 1995 to 1997 before graduating to the state side. He scored 62 on Ranji debut and was included in India's U-19 squad for the World Cup in 1999. Out of the seven matches he featured in, Patel got to bat in only four and averaged 66.5 with the bat. The 2004-05 season was important in reviving his career. Niraj topped the run-charts in the league phases of both the Ranji Trophy and the Ranji ODIs, where he averaged 103 in four games. In 2005 he was also picked in the India A side against the visiting Pakistanis. Then in 2008, Niraj got to play with the likes of Shane Warne and Shane Watson when he was signed on by the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He scored a nerveless 29-ball 40 to clinch a last-ball win against Mumbai in Rajasthan's penultimate league game.

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Feb 15, 2000

Niraj Patel Square driving on his innings of 70 off 70 balls, Challenger Series 1999/00, India 'A' v India 'B', Sardar Patel (Gujrat) Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad, 12 Feb 2000

Niraj Patel Square driving on his innings of 70 off 70 balls

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Jan 28, 2000

The victorious Indian U19 team - the new World Champions, Under-19s World Cup, 1999-00, final, Sri Lanka Under-19s v India Under-19s, Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, 28 January 2000

The victorious Indian U-19 team - the new World Champions

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Jan 8, 2000

Niraj Patel, Gujrat, Portrait

Niraj Patel, Portrait

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Results
Hyderabad v Maharashtra at Indore - Mar 16, 2010
Maharashtra won by 19 runs
Delhi v Hyderabad at Indore - Mar 15, 2010
Hyderabad won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Maharashtra v Tamil Nadu at Indore - Mar 15, 2010
Maharashtra won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Assam v Delhi at Indore - Mar 14, 2010
Delhi won by 35 runs
H. Pradesh v Tamil Nadu at Indore - Mar 14, 2010
Tamil Nadu won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
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