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Ankit Singh Rajpoot (born 4 December 1993) is an Indian first-class cricketer who plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket.[1] He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler who made his debut during the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy. He picked 31 wickets in 7 matches in that season at an average of 18.[2] He also plays in the Indian Premier League for the Kings XI Punjab.

Ankit Rajpoot
Personal information
Full nameAnkit Singh Rajpoot
Born (1993-12-04) 4 December 1993 (age 25)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleBowler
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2012/13–presentUttar Pradesh
2013Chennai Super Kings
2016–2017Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 03)
2018-presentKings XI Punjab (squad no. 3)
Career statistics
Competition FC List A T20
Matches 52 30 65
Runs scored 169 71 40
Batting average 3.84 7.10 5.71
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 25 18 8
Balls bowled 9970 1421 1316
Wickets 177 36 84
Bowling average 27.69 32.00 19.20
5 wickets in innings 8 0 2
10 wickets in match 1 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/25 3/32 5/14
Catches/stumpings 9/– 5/– 10/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 April 2019

In July 2018, he was named in the squad for India Green for the 2018–19 Duleep Trophy.[3] In December 2018, he was named in India's team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.[4]

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

Rajpoot was signed by Chennai Super Kings in the 2013 Indian Premier League auction. Making his debut against Mumbai Indians, he dismissed their captain Ricky Ponting in his very first over. His match figures were 1/25 from 3 overs. On 6 February 2016 he was signed by IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. [5] In January 2018, he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL auction[6] for 3 crores. On April 26, Rajpoot took 5 wickets for 14 runs in 4 overs in a match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad[7], and earned the Man Of The Match award, although Punjab lost the match. It was the first five-wicket haul of the season, and also the best figures for an uncapped player in the IPL[8].

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ankit Rajpoot – Cricinfo
  2. ^ Ranji Trophy, 2012/13 – Uttar Pradesh / Records / Batting and bowling averages
  3. ^ "Samson picked for India A after passing Yo-Yo test". ESPN Cricinfo. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  4. ^ "India Under-23s Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  5. ^ Kolkata Knight Riders Welcome Ankit Rajpoot
  6. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Ankit Rajpoot creates history, takes 5/14 for Kings XI Punjab". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  8. ^ "IPL 2018, SRH vs KXIP: Who is Ankit Rajpoot? The man with best IPL figures as uncapped player". Times Now. Retrieved 15 May 2018.

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