Full Name

Paul Chandrashekar Valthaty

Born

December 07, 1983, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Age

37y 286d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Batter

TEAMS

A top-order batsman who occasionally bowls medium-pace, Paul Valthaty shot into the limelight with a blistering century for Kings XI Punjab in the 2011 IPL season. Valthaty had a nondescript career till then, since making his way up the levels of age group cricket in Mumbai during the late 1990s. He made India's Under-19 squad to the 2002 World Cup with the likes of Irfan Pathan and Parthiv Patel where an injury to his eye in the game against Bangladesh halted his development. He couldn't make the breakthrough into senior cricket for years, and got just one opportunity for Mumbai, a one-dayer in 2006. There was no high-profile cricket for him for another few years, till Rajasthan Royals punted on him in the 2009 season, where he played a couple of matches. That earned him a place in Mumbai's Twenty20 side, and he turned in a few powerful performances for them, which led to a contract with Kings XI Punjab in 2011.
Cricinfo Staff (April 2011)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC5601205620.0017070.580118110
List A440743618.509677.080014010
T2034341778120*23.57615126.50131062460
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC551927011/311/4470.002.18192.00000
List A43665311/131/1353.004.8166.00000
T203416247342114/294/2931.098.3022.40100

Photos


Paul Valthaty pulls
Paul Valthaty unsuccessfully attempts to hold a catch
Charl Langeveldt got Paul Valthaty for 20
Paul Valthaty pulls on his way to a 38-ball fifty
Paul Valthaty's fifty put him on top of the run-getters' chart
Paul Valthaty's off stump is uprooted