May 19, 1990, Pathankot, Punjab
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Right arm medium
Siddharth Kaul, a right-arm pace bowler, began playing cricket in 1996 under the influence of his father, Tej, a former India physiotherapist and brother, Uday, who both played first-class cricket. Siddharth made his first-class debut for Punjab in 2007-08, taking 5 for 97 against Orissa, and played alongside his brother Uday. Siddharth's first major international tournament was the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia and he played a vital part in India's victory with his accurate line and length, which brought him ten wickets at an average of 15.40.
A spate of injuries, however, meant his career went downhill. Between December 2007 and February 2012, Kaul played all of six domestic matches across formats. In the year 2012, he showed glimpses of improved form and fitness, picking up 38 wickets in 13 matches. He found his rhythm the following season, drawing inspiration from Yuvraj Singh. Kaul's hit-the-deck bustle proved the ideal foil for Sandeep Sharma's swing as Punjab's attack prospered.
The rejuvenated Kaul was signed up by Delhi Daredevils in 2013, but had an ordinary stint with them. He then joined his Punjab team-mate Yuvraj at Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2016 IPL.
ESPNcricinfo staff April 2016
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