Ankit Rajpoot      

Full name Ankit Singh Rajpoot

Born December 4, 1993, Kanpur

Current age 24 years 138 days

Major teams Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Uttar Pradesh

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 38 51 17 125 19 3.67 449 27.83 0 0 16 2 8 0
List A 20 11 4 46 18 6.57 91 50.54 0 0 5 0 3 0
T20s Insights on t20 47 8 5 18 7 6.00 25 72.00 0 0 3 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 38 67 7104 3641 121 6/68 10/97 30.09 3.07 58.7 5 5 1
List A 20 20 991 777 26 3/32 3/32 29.88 4.70 38.1 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 47 47 939 1160 57 5/20 5/20 20.35 7.41 16.4 1 1 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Uttar Pradesh v Karnataka at Meerut, Nov 17-20, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Uttar Pradesh v Karnataka at Kanpur, Nov 17-20, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Rajasthan v Uttar Pradesh at Indore, Feb 14, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Kerala v Uttar Pradesh at Dharamsala, Feb 15, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Madhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh at Nagpur, Mar 19, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab at Kolkata, Apr 21, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/32 Kings XI v KKR Kolkata 21 Apr 2018 T20
1/61, 18 U. Pradesh v Kerala Dharamsala 15 Feb 2018 LA
5*, 2/29 U. Pradesh v H. Pradesh Bilaspur 11 Feb 2018 LA
3/51 U. Pradesh v Bengal Bilaspur 9 Feb 2018 LA
0/74, 0 U. Pradesh v Maharashtra Bilaspur 7 Feb 2018 LA
2/61, 10 U. Pradesh v Delhi Bilaspur 5 Feb 2018 LA
2/33, 0* U. Pradesh v Delhi Kolkata 25 Jan 2018 T20
1/33 U. Pradesh v Baroda Kolkata 24 Jan 2018 T20
2/37 U. Pradesh v Tamil Nadu Kolkata 23 Jan 2018 T20
1/20 U. Pradesh v Bengal Kolkata 22 Jan 2018 T20
Profile

While still very young, seamer Ankit Rajpoot, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, was rated highly by former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad who was the state's bowling coach for two seasons. Rajpoot was a part of the strong Chennai Super Kings set-up in the 2013 and 2014 IPL seasons. Given the level of competition there, opportunities to play were hard to come by, but Rajpoot was happy to tap into the cricketing brain of the franchise's bowling coach, former Australia pacer Andy Bichel.

During UP's successful campaign in the 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, India's domestic T20 competition, Rajpoot was the tournament's third-highest wicket-taker with 14 wickets at an average of 14.21. In the IPL auction the same year, Rajpoot was one of several uncapped Indian players to earn big, with Kolkata Knight Riders shelling out Rs 1.5 crore to buy him.
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Apr 21, 2018

Ankit Rajpoot reacts on the field, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018, Kolkata, April 21, 2018

Ankit Rajpoot reacts on the field

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Jan 3, 2018

Ankit Rajpoot bowls at the India nets with head coach Ravi Shastri watching, Cape Town, January 3, 2018

Ankit Rajpoot bowls at the India nets with head coach Ravi Shastri watching

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May 19, 2017

Ankit Rajpoot loses his stumps after swiping across the line to a slower yorker, Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders, Qualifier 2, IPL 2017, Bengaluru, May 19, 2017

Ankit Rajpoot loses his stumps after swiping across the line to a slower yorker

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