Full name Abhimanyu Mithun
Born October 25, 1989, Bangalore
Current age 27 years 152 days
Major teams India, India A, Karnataka, Karnataka XI, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v India at Galle, Jul 18-22, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v India at Bridgetown, Jun 28-Jul 2, 2011 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v South Africa at Ahmedabad, Feb 27, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v West Indies at Chennai, Dec 11, 2011 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Uttar Pradesh v Karnataka at Meerut, Nov 3-6, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Visakhapatnam, Dec 23-24, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Chennai, Mar 3, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Karnataka v Jammu & Kashmir at Bengaluru, Dec 18, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians at Port Elizabeth, May 10, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Karnataka v Odisha at Cuttack, Jan 8, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|6, 1/43, 8, 1/7||Karnataka||v Tamil Nadu||Visakhapatnam||23 Dec 2016||FC|
|0/0, 5, 2/44||Karnataka||v Maharashtra||Mohali||7 Dec 2016||FC|
|0/0||Karnataka||v Assam||Mumbai||27 Oct 2016||FC|
|2/29, 12, 2/36||Karnataka||v Delhi||Kolkata||20 Oct 2016||FC|
|2/61||Karnataka||v Jharkhand||Greater Noida||13 Oct 2016||FC|
|7, 2/16||Bulls||v Bellary||Hubballi||29 Sep 2016||Other T20|
|12, 0/1||Bulls||v Rockstars||Hubballi||26 Sep 2016||Other T20|
|17*, 3/2||Bulls||v Shivamogga||Hubballi||24 Sep 2016||Other T20|
|12, 2/36||Bulls||v Mysuru-W||Hubballi||23 Sep 2016||Other T20|
|2/10||Bulls||v Mangalore||Hubballi||21 Sep 2016||Other T20|
Abhimanyu Mithun spent his early teenage years striving for success in athletics and the discus throw, and didn't bowl with a leather ball until he was 17. Three years later, after a successful Ranji debut season in 2009-10, the fast bowler forced his way into the national squad for the Test series against South Africa, but didn't make the playing XI. In the one-dayers against South Africa he debuted in Ahmedabad, and five months later debuted in Tests on the tour of Sri Lanka. Since then he has been in and out of the national squad, often called up as replacements for injured players.
Mithun has the build for a quick bowler, honed at his fathers gym in Bangalore. He is 6' 2" tall, a height he uses to increase the effectiveness of his favourite weapon, the bouncer. He relies heavily on his pace, which is what caught coach Ray Jennings' eye during the trials for the Royal Challengers Bangalore before the 2009 IPL. While he didn't make much of a splash in that tournament, he had the batsmen hopping in the Ranji season that followed, heading the charts by capturing 47 wickets to power Karnataka to their first finals in more than a decade.
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