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Aniket Choudhary

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm medium
Played for:
Central Zone, India A, India Green, Bangalore, Punjab, Rajasthan
Roles played:
Bowler
Born:
January 28, 1990, Bikaner, Rajasthan

Profile

Hailing from Rajasthan, Aniket Choudhary is a left-arm medium pacer who debuted for his state in 2011 against Rest Of India. He loved cricket from childhood but had to do away with playing basketball as his school did not have a cricket team. Although he kept practicing cricket inside his house with a light ball and bat. His family realized his keenness regarding the sport and that is the reason they shifted from Bikaner to Jaipur. He joined the Rajashtan Cricket Academy and got to train under famous coaches which shaped his career. After consistent performances in the domestic circuit, he was signed by Mohali for the sixth season of the Indian T20 League. However, he didn't get any game to play.


Choudhary suffered a hamstring injury in 2016 and unfortunately it came during the period of the Indian T20 League auctions. It kept him out of the game for three months. In order to recover, he went to the MRF academy. Glenn McGrath played a big role in helping him with his training. The Australian great bettered his technique and taught him how to develop a strong mindset.


Aniket came into the limelight when he was called up by the Indian team management to bowl in the nets before the home Test series against New Zealand. All the other bowlers in the Indian setup were right-handed and that worked to his advantage. This tactic was adopted so that the famed Indian batting line-up could prepare themselves to counter the pace and swing of Boult and Wagner. He was also roped in before the 4-match Test series against Australia for the same reason. Media reported that he was brought in to tackle the threat of Mitchell Starc. Those experiences helped him gain confidence.


In 2017, he was grabbed by Bangalore in the Indian T20 League auctions for a handsome amount which was way more than his base price. He got to play five games for his franchise, fared decently but was not able to do something eye-catching. The positive thing is that he is still young and will only improve with experience. He needs to keep performing for his state and Central Zone. A national selection is what any young cricketer aspires for and he needs to keep working towards his dream to represent India.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
IPL 5 3 25 2 25.00 125.00 0 0 15*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
IPL 5 5 101 144 5 2/17 / 28.80 8.55 0 0 0 7

Career

Span:
IPL:
2017-2017
IPL
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Apr 05, 2017
Last played:
Bangalore Vs Kolkata at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - May 07, 2017
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