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Who is Saurabh Kumar?: The left-arm spinner who received maiden India call up for Test series against Sri Lanka

While selectors opted to look beyond Test veterans like Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma and Wirddhiman Saha, they bestowed their trust on some fresh faces to represent the country in Test including Saurabh Kumar.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 19 February 2022 7:41 pm

Highlights
  • While selectors opted to look beyond Test veterans like Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma and Wriddhiman Saha, they bestowed their trust on some fresh faces to represent the country in Tests including Saurabh Kumar.
  • Rohit Sharma will lead India in all three forms of the game going forward.

The Chetan Sharma-led selection committee announced the 18-men squad for the Sri Lanka series on Saturday, comprising of three T20Is and two Tests starting from February 26. While selectors opted to look beyond Test veterans like Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma and Wriddhiman Saha, they bestowed their trust on some fresh faces to represent the country in Tests including Saurabh Kumar. In addition, Rohit Sharma has been appointed the country’s full-time Test skipper.

UP’s left-arm orthodox Saurabh Kumar received a maiden India call up for the Test matches on this tour. The 28-year old all-rounder has already impressed many cricket pundits with his performances in first-class cricket and he would want to carry on his form in the international games.

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Let us know more about Saurabh Kumar from Uttar Pradesh.

Name: Saurabh Kumar
Date of Birth: May 01, 1993
Place of birth: Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh
Playing profile: All-rounder
Batting style: Left-hand bat
Bowling style: Slow left-arm orthodox
Debut:

First-class match: Services vs H. Pradesh at Delhi – December 07 – 10, 2014
List A match: H. Pradesh vs U. Pradesh at Rajkot – December 10, 2015
T20: U. Pradesh vs Services at Cuttack – January 08, 2016

Carrer stas: 

Batting / First-class:
Match: 46
Inns: 63
Runs: 1572
HS: 133
Average: 29.11
100s/50s: 2/8

Batting /List A:
Match: 25
Inns: 16
Runs: 173
HS: 133
Average: 11.53
HS: 44
100s/50s: 0/0

Batting /T20:
Match: 33
Inns: 15
Runs: 148
Average: 12.23
HS: 33
100s/50s: 0/0

Bowling/ First-class-:
Match: 46
Inns: 82
Runs: 4735
Wickets: 196
BBM: 14/65
Econ: 2.70

Bowling/List A:
Match: 25
Inns: 24
Wickets: 37
Runs: 1369
BBM: 6/25
Econ: 4.38

Bowling/T20:
Match: 33
Inns: 33
Runs: 736
Wickets: 24
BBM: 5/28
Econ: 7.03

Teams:
Punjab Kings
Rising Pune Supergiant
Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Under-19s
Uttar Pradesh Under-22s

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