Indian Premier League provides the perfect stage for young cricketers to showcase their talent and potential, and if they are able to do so, the national call is not too far. While Mumbai Indians are having the worst season after losing eight successive games in the tournament, they have opted for Kumar Kartikeya Singh as a replacement for injured Mohd Arshad Khan for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
The Mumbai franchise picked Md. Arshad Khan at the IPL auctions for a base price of INR 20 Lakh, but recently the left-arm pacer sustained the injury during a practice session due to which he will miss out on the remainder of the tournament. Kumar Kartikeya Singh has been with the Mumbai Indians as part of the support team and has now signed on to join the squad for the 2022 season.
Singh, who is a slow left-arm bowler, has represented Madhya Pradesh across all three formats of the game after making his debut in 2018. As per the statement released by Mumbai Indians, "Kartikeya has been impressive in the nets, and his learning trajectory on improving and fine-tuning his bowling skills has earned him the call up to the main squad."
Let's look at every specific detail related to the new recruit in the Mumbai Indians squad.
Full name: Kumar Kartikeya Singh
Born: December 26, 1997, Kuwasi, Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Age: 24 years, 123 days
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Slow Left-arm Orthodox
First-class match: Kerala vs M. Pradesh at Thumba - November 28 - December 01, 2018
List A match: M. Pradesh vs Saurashtra at Delhi - September 26, 2018
T20 Match: M. Pradesh vs Sikkim at Indore - March 02, 2019
Stats - Bowling:
In nine matches, Khan has clinched 35 wickets at an economy of 2.58.
In 19 matches, Khan has clinched 18 wickets at an economy of 4.08.
In 8 matches, Khan has picked nine wickets at an economy of 16.11.
Stats - Batting:
In 9 matches, Khan has scored 80 runs at an average of 7.27 with an unbeaten 19 being his highest.
In 19 matches, Khan has scored 75 runs, at an average of 8.33. 21 has been his highest score till date.
In eight matches, Khan has scored just four runs at an average of just 4.00.