Sandeep Warrier (born 4 April 1991) is an Indian international cricketer. He made his international debut for the Indian cricket team in July 2021 against Sri Lanka. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler who has played for Kerala and currently plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket.

Sandeep Warrier
Personal information
Born (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 33)
Thrissur, Kerala, India
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Only T20I (cap 92)29 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no.22
Domestic team information
2019–2021Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 63)
2021–presentTamil Nadu
2024 – presentGujarat Titans (squad no. 25)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 57 55 47
Runs scored 93 16 13
Batting average 2.65 2.28 4.33
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 12 4* 7*
Balls bowled 9,830 2,363 1,008
Wickets 186 66 46
Bowling average 24.43 32.37 26.30
5 wickets in innings 11 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/44 4/51 3/19
Catches/stumpings 19/– 9/– 8/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 29 July 2021

Domestic career edit

Sandeep Warrier made his first-class debut for Kerala against Goa on 24 November 2012. In August 2018, he was one of five players that were suspended for three games in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, after showing dissent against Kerala's captain, Sachin Baby.[1] He was the leading wicket-taker for Kerala in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with twelve dismissals in six matches.[2] He was the leading wicket-taker for Kerala in the group-stage of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, with 44 dismissals in ten matches.[3] He took a hat-trick in the 2019 season of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.[4] In August 2019, he was named in the India Red team's squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.[5][6] In October 2019, he was named in India A's squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.[7] He moved to Tamil Nadu from Kerala on 2021.[8]

International career edit

In January 2021, he was named as one of five net bowlers in India's Test squad for their series against England.[9] In June 2021, he was named as one of five net bowlers for India's tour of Sri Lanka.[10] Following a positive case for COVID-19 in the Indian team, Warrier was added to India's main squad for their final two Twenty20 International (T20I) matches of the tour.[11] He made his T20I debut on 29 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka.[12]

Personal life edit

Sandeep was born on Thrissur to Sankarankutty and Lakshmi. He has a sister, Sandhya.[13] He grew up and did his schooling in Mumbai and later moved to Kerala. He is an engineering dropout.[14]

Sandeep married his long-time girlfriend Aarathy Kasturi Raj, an international skater in 2019.[15] Aarathy won a bronze medal in the women's 3000m relay event at the 2022 Asian Games.[16]

Sandeep, along with his KKR teammate, Varun Chakravarthy, tested positive for COVID-19 on 3 May 2021.[17] The IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore scheduled to take place that day was therefore postponed.

References edit

  1. ^ "Sanju Samson among 13 players sanctioned by Kerala". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2016/17 - Kerala: Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. ^ "From irresistible Rajasthan to inconsistent Karnataka". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Kerala's Sandeep Warrier takes hat-trick against Andhra". 24 February 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Shubman Gill, Priyank Panchal and Faiz Fazal to lead Duleep Trophy sides". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Duleep Trophy 2019: Shubman Gill, Faiz Fazal and Priyank Panchal to lead as Indian domestic cricket season opens". Cricket Country. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Deodhar Trophy 2019: Hanuma Vihari, Parthiv, Shubman to lead; Yashasvi earns call-up". SportStar. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Sandeep Warrier Shifts Base from Kerala to Tamil Nadu". News18.
  9. ^ "Kohli, Hardik, Ishant return to India's 18-member squad for England Tests". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Shikhar Dhawan to captain India on limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Simarjeet Singh, Arshdeep Singh and R Sai Kishore added to India's T20I squad in Sri Lanka". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  12. ^ "3rd T20I (N), Colombo (RPS), Jul 29 2021, India tour of Sri Lanka". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Warrier household full of emotion after Sandeep stars for India U-23". midday.
  14. ^ "Sandeep Warrier: Biography". sportskeeda.
  15. ^ "When a skater bowled a pacer over". sportstar.
  16. ^ Asian Games Results (PDF) (Report). Asian Games, Hangzhou 2022. 2 October 2023. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  17. ^ Gollapudi, Nagraj (3 May 2021). "Chakravarthy, Warrier positive for Covid-19, KKR vs RCB rescheduled". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2021.

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