Matches (16)
IPL (3)
Pakistan vs New Zealand (1)
ACC Premier Cup (1)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
WI 4-Day (2)

Full Name

Nikhil Shankar Naik


November 09, 1994, Savantwadi, Maharashtra


29y 163d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position


Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

An attacking wicketkeeper-batsman, Nikhil Naik was a product of age-group cricket in Maharashtra. Naik's journey to cricket, though, was far from easy. He lost his mother to paralysis in 2010, when still a teenager, and his father, a fish vendor, used to borrow money from his friends to pay for Naik's kits.

After having led the Under-16 and Under-19 state sides to national titles, Naik made his List-A debut at 19 for Maharashtra, against Gujarat in the 2014 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He was one of the finds of the tournament, scoring 234 runs in four matches at 58.50.

His big hitting caught the eyes of Mumbai Indians with whom he trialled, but an IPL contract did not materialise. It did the following year when Kings XI Punjab bought him for INR 30 lakh. He was retained by the franchise in 2015 ahead of the 20-over Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in which he scored 196 runs in five matches at 39.20.
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Nikhil Naik Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

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Recent Matches of Nikhil Naik

Maharashtra vs Haryana103c/1s & 0c/0s26-Jan-2024RohtakFC
Maharashtra vs Rajasthan48 & 292c/0s & 0c/0s19-Jan-2024JodhpurFC
Maharashtra vs Jharkhand32*2c/2s & 0c/0s12-Jan-2024PuneFC
Maharashtra vs Manipur111c/1s & 4c/0s05-Jan-2024SolapurFC
Maharashtra vs Kerala210c/0s09-Dec-2023RajkotList A

Photos of Nikhil Naik

Abhishek Nayar passes on some tips to Nikhil Naik
Nitish Rana plays to the leg side as Nikhil Naik looks on during a Knight Riders intra-squad game
Nikhil Naik bats at the KKR nets
Nikhil Naik missed a yorker from Jasprit Bumrah