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Nitin Saini (born 28 October 1988) is a cricketer who plays for Haryana in Indian domestic cricket. He has also played for the Indian Premier League franchise team Kings XI Punjab. Saini is a right-hand wicket-keeper batsman who usually opens the batting.[1]

Nitin Saini
Personal information
Full nameNitin Saini
Born (1988-10-28) 28 October 1988 (age 30)
Rohtak, Haryana, India
BattingRight-handed
RoleWicket-keeper
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2006/07–presentHaryana
2012Kings XI Punjab
Career statistics
Competition FC List A T20
Matches 79 53 50
Runs scored 4,724 1,258 754
Batting average 36.33 26.76 17.95
100s/50s 13/21 1/6 0/3
Top score 227 105 74*
Balls bowled 266 18 0
Wickets 6 0
Bowling average 26.16
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/28
Catches/stumpings 201/20 57/10 39/15
Source: CricInfo, 3 April 2018

CareerEdit

Saini made his first-class cricket debut for Haryana at the age of 18 against Saurashtra during the 2006/07 season of the Ranji Trophy. He earned a permanent spot for his state side with impressive performances in all three formats of the game. In the 2011/12 season he scored 631 runs in eight matches at a batting average of 40, scoring five fifties and a hundred.[2] Soon after he signed a contract with Kings XI Punjab to play in the 2012 Indian Premier League, only playing for the side in the one season.[3]

Saini scored over 900 runs in the 2016/17 Ranji Trophy, one of the highest aggregates in the trophy's history.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Srinivasan K (2016) Nitin Saini ensures draw for Haryana, The Hindu, 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  2. ^ a b Panwar D (2016) I saw death right at my doorstep during Jat reservation agitation: Haryana opener Nitin Saini, The Indian Express, 2016-12-25. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  3. ^ Nitin Saini, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2018-04-03.

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