Ravikumar Samarth

Ravikumar Samarth (born 22 January 1993) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Karnataka cricket team. He is a right-handed top-order batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler. He played for Karnataka at various age-group levels such as Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-19, before making his first-class debut in December 2013.[1]

Ravikumar Samarth
Personal information
Full nameRavikumar Samarth
Born (1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 27)
Mysore, Karnataka, India
BowlingRight-arm off break
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition FC List A T20
Matches 61 32 23
Runs scored 3909 1168 275
Batting average 39.48 41.71 13.75
100s/50s 9/20 4/6 0/0
Top score 235 125 40
Balls bowled 624
Wickets 5
Bowling average 83.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/67
Catches/stumpings 69/– 14/– 9/–
Source: Cricinfo, 18 January 2020

Early and personal lifeEdit

Samarth did his schooling at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School and B'Com at SBM Jain College which comes under the umbrella of Jain University,[2] Bangalore. While studying at Bishop Cottons, he trained at the Karnataka Institute of Cricket.[3] He also led his school cricket team at the U-14 and U-16 levels, often opening both batting and bowling. He ended leading multiple winning inter-school cricket teams in India. While at school, he was renowned for intensity on the field and his clam demeanor off it. His father Ravikumar works as a clerk in State Bank of India. He has an elder sister Mowna who works at Yahoo!.[1]

According to his father, he was a good sprinter and tennis player.[1]


Samarth played division cricket in the KSCA league. In 2011, he scored over 1200 runs in the national Under-19 tournaments – Vinoo Mankad Trophy and Cooch Behar Trophy.[1]

In 2013, he scored six hundreds from eight innings for KSCA President's XI in the Safi Darashah Trophy, including five hundreds in succession.[3] He made his first-class debut for Karnataka against Mumbai in December 2013 and scored 18 and 75 in that match opening the innings.[4]

In October 2018, he was named in India C's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Watch out for Ravikumar Samarth". Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.jainuniversity.ac.in/
  3. ^ a b "Six of the best". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Ranji Trophy, Group A: Karnataka v Mumbai at Bangalore, Dec 22–25, 2013". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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