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Praveen Kumar

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
India, Central Zone, India A, India B, India Green, India Red, Bangalore, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
India
Born:
October 02, 1986, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Profile

Perhaps its Praveen Kumar’s dual ability to take wickets and restrict an outflow of runs that has made the UP-born bowler a regular in limited overs cricket for the Indian cricket team, since his debut in late 2007. Unlike teammates Sreesanth and Ishant Sharma, Kumar’s forte is variation coupled with precision in line and length, depending purely on natural bowling speed than aiming to exert harder for additional pace.

Praveen’s career highlight would easily be two bowling spells with 4-fors Down Under against Sri Lanka and Australia, both in 2008, in merely his 3rd and 5th ODI outings. Tidy performances for Bangalore in the IPL added to his growing repute. As a dangerous pinch-hitter lower down the order, it’s a rare all-round combination once reminiscent in Robin Singh - Kumar’s forerunner in the all-rounder department. The latter, like Kumar now, was regarded as an ODI specialist. For the immediate future at least, that status quo doesn’t look like it will budge for Praveen Kumar but the UP lad will do all that he can to change that.


Fast Facts

  • With 10 wickets in 4 matches in the Commonwealth Bank Series of 2007/08, Praveen Kumar had the best wickets-to-matches average for any bowler in the series.
  • He was the first bowler to scalp a hat-trick in IPL 3, and overall, his was the seventh hat-trick of the IPL.
  • Along with Englishman Liam Plunkett and New Zealander Kyle Mills, Praveen Kumar became the only other bowler to dismiss the dangerous Aussie trio of Gilchrist, Ponting and Clarke in a single ODI match.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 6 10 149 0 14.9 93.71 0 0 40
ODI 68 33 292 12 13.90 88.21 0 1 54*
T20 10 3 7 0 2.33 43.75 0 0 6
IPL 82 45 290 16 10 115.07 0 0 34
CLT20 9 2 21 0 10.5 150 0 0 15
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 6 11 1611 697 27 5/106 / 25.81 2.59 1 1 0 5
ODI 68 67 3242 2774 77 4/31 / 36.02 5.13 3 0 0 95
T20 10 10 156 193 8 2/14 / 24.12 7.42 0 0 0 3
IPL 82 82 1828 2292 65 3/18 / 35.26 7.52 0 0 0 79
CLT20 9 9 180 223 7 3/32 / 31.85 7.43 0 0 0 6
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 2 0 0
ODI 11 0 3
T20 1 0 1
IPL 9 0 3
CLT20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2011-2011
 
ODI:
2007-2012
 
T20:
2008-2012
 
IPL:
2008-2013
 
CLT20:
2009-2010
Test
Debut:
India Vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica - Jun 20, 2011
Last played:
India Vs England at Edgbaston, Birmingham - Aug 10, 2011
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Pakistan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Chogan Stadium), Jaipur - Nov 18, 2007
Last played:
India Vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 18, 2012
T20
Debut:
India Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Feb 01, 2008
Last played:
India Vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Mar 30, 2012
IPL
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Kolkata at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Apr 18, 2008
Last played:
Punjab Vs Mumbai at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala - May 18, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Cape Cobras at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 08, 2009
Last played:
Bangalore Vs Chennai at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 24, 2010
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