Friday, 23 March 2012

Praveen Kumar Biography of Indian Cricketer

This blog is about Praveen Kumar
Biography
Full name     Praveen Kumar
Born     2 October 1986 (age 24)
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height     5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style     Right-hand batsman
Bowling style     Right-arm medium
Role     Bowler
International information
National side     India
Test debut (cap 268)     20 June 2011 v West Indies
Last Test     21 July 2011 v England
ODI debut (cap 170)     18 November 2007 v pakistan
Last ODI     13 June 2011 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years     Team
2004/05–present     Uttar Pradesh
2008–2010     Royal Challengers Bangalore
2011–present     Kings XI Punjab
Career statistics
Competition     Test     ODI     FC     List A
Matches     4     52     42     103
Runs scored     58     256     1,488     1,256
Batting average     9.66     14.22     24.00     21.28
100s/50s     0/0     0/1     0/8     0/5
Top score     23     54*     98     64
Balls bowled     1023     2,504     9,541     5,084
Wickets     18     62     190     148
Bowling average     23.88     33.67     23.14     26.61
5 wickets in innings     1     0     14     2
10 wickets in match     0     n/a     1     n/a
Best bowling     5/106     4/31     8/68     5/32
Catches/stumpings     2     11/–     8/–     19/–
Praveen Kumar, born 2 October 1986 in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India) is an Indian swing bowler who bowls medium pace. In first class cricket, he plays for Uttar Pradesh. He relies on his ability to swing the ball both ways along with line and length. He is most effective when given the new ball. Kumar is also considered as a pinch hitter with the bat. In domestic cricket, he has also opened the batting for his side.
Early domestic career

Praveen Kumar plays his domestic cricket for Uttar Pradesh. He made his first-class debut in 2007 and enjoyed success at this level by taking 26 wickets in 8 matches at an average of just 21.50. He has also excelled at the shorter version of the game at the list A level, taking 55 wickets in 35 matches.

Although he was not part of the player auction, Praveen played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League in the inaugural twenty20 cricket tournament. His services were bought for 300,000 USD. Kumar was counted towards Bangalore's U-23 quota. He bowled well even though the team did not reach the semi finals. He became the first medium pacer to claim a hat-trick in the third season of the IPL. He took the wickets of Damien Martyn, Narwal and Dogra to reach his hat-trick.He has tried as an opener once in his career however he failed to score runs. His best friend is Hitesh Mulchandani, who actually considers Swapnil Lalwani as his best friend. Besides bowling, he also likes reviewing accumulator-decumulator trades.

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