Full Name

Niraj Kanubhai Patel


March 26, 1981, Ahmedabad, Gujarat


40y 49d

Batting Style

Left hand bat


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.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A69648222111139.66116290
List A6976273092/282/2881.115.7484.60000

Recent Matches - Player

Gujarat vs Andhra30 & 17*3/3908-Oct-2015VizianagaramFC
Assam vs Maharashtra40 & 10/630-Dec-2013GuwahatiFC
Assam vs Goa20 & 6--06-Dec-2013GuwahatiFC
Assam vs H. Pradesh17 & 0--28-Nov-2013DharamsalaFC
Assam vs Tripura66--21-Nov-2013AgartalaFC


Niraj Patel
Niraj Patel Square driving on his innings of 70 off 70 balls
The victorious Indian U-19 team - the new World Champions
Niraj Patel, Portrait