Chetan Sakariya

Chetan Sakariya (born 28 February 1998) is an Indian cricketer, a left arm fast bowler who represents Saurashtra in domestic cricket. He made his international debut for the India cricket team in July 2021.[1]

Chetan Sakariya
Personal information
Born (1998-02-28) 28 February 1998 (age 23)
Vartej, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
BowlingLeft-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Only ODI (cap 240)23 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut (cap 91)28 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I29 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
2021Rajasthan Royals
Source: Cricinfo, 29 July 2021

Personal lifeEdit

Sakariya hails from a village called Vartej located 180 km from Rajkot in the state of Gujarat.[2] Sheldon Jackson, a senior player in the Saurashtra team, bought him a new shoe and helped him train. Only then did Sakariya get the chance to go to the MRF Pace Foundation. Jackson and Sakariya then became close friends.[2]

Sakariya's brother committed suicide when he was playing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. Sakariya was very close to his brother and keeping this in mind, Rajasthan Royals gifted him a jersey which has initials of his late brother 'R.K' imprinted on it. The jersey also has a message written on it that says, "Miss you bro".[3]

On 9 May 2021, Sakariya's father died of COVID-19.[4]


Sakariya made his List A debut for Saurashtra in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 22 February 2018.[5] He made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 20 November 2018,[6] taking a five-wicket haul in the first innings.[7] He made his Twenty20 debut for Saurashtra in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 21 February 2019.[8] In February 2021, Sakariya was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for 1.2 crores in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League.[9] [10]

In June 2021, Sakariya was named in India's One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka.[11] He made his ODI debut on 23 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka.[12] His maiden international wicket was Bhanuka Rajapaksa,[13] and he finished with figures of 2 for 38.[14] He made his T20I debut on 28 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka.[15]


  1. ^ "Chetan Sakariya". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Who Is This Chetan Zachariah? Rajasthan Royals Bowler Who Overcame Obstacles Like Natarajan". Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  3. ^ Staff, Ca. "IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals' Heart-Warming Gesture For Chetan Sakariya To Pay Tributes To His Late Brother Wins Everyone's Heart". Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Rajasthan Royals' Chetan Sakariya loses his father to Covid-19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  5. ^ "3rd Quarter-final, Vijay Hazare Trophy at Delhi, Feb 22 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Elite, Group A, Ranji Trophy at Nadiad, Nov 20-23 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Ranji Highlights: Siddharth's ton, Dubey's seven-fer setup Karnataka-Mumbai contest". CricBuzz. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Group C, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at Indore, Feb 21 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  9. ^ "IPL 2021 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  10. ^ "IPL 2021 Auction: Chetan Sakariya Mourns Brother's Loss As Rs 1.2 Crore IPL Contract Sinks In | Cricket News". Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Shikhar Dhawan to captain India on limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  12. ^ "3rd ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Jul 23 2021, India tour of Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Spinners, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa give Sri Lanka vital Super league points". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  14. ^ "Chetan Sakariya Bags Twin Wickets on ODI Debut, Twitter Recalls His Inspiring Journey". News18. 24 July 2021. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  15. ^ "2nd T20I (N), Colombo (RPS), Jul 28 2021, India tour of Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 July 2021.

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