Ankit Singh Rajpoot

Full name Ankit Singh Rajpoot

Born December 4, 1993, Kanpur

Current age 27 years 74 days

Major teams Chennai Super Kings, India A, India Blue, India Emerging Team, India Green, India Under-23s, Indian Board President’s XI, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Rest of India, Uttar Pradesh

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Ankit Singh Rajpoot
Batting and fielding averages
List A3620985187.7213363.90009160
Bowling averages
List A363517391370484/364/3628.544.7236.2100
Career statistics
First-class debutUttar Pradesh v Karnataka at Meerut, Nov 17-20, 2012 scorecard
Last First-classUttar Pradesh v Himachal Pradesh at Lucknow, Feb 12-15, 2020 scorecard
List A debutRajasthan v Uttar Pradesh at Indore, Feb 14, 2013 scorecard
Last List AHaryana v Uttar Pradesh at Vadodara, Oct 17, 2019 scorecard
T20s debutMadhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh at Nagpur, Mar 19, 2013 scorecard
Last T20sJammu & Kashmir v Uttar Pradesh at Alur, Jan 14, 2021 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & BowlTeamOppositionGroundMatch DateScorecard
0/36U. Pradeshv J + KAlur14 Jan 2021T20
0/23U. Pradeshv RailwaysAlur (3)12 Jan 2021T20
2/28U. Pradeshv PunjabAlur (2)10 Jan 2021T20
0/60Royalsv Mum IndiansAbu Dhabi25 Oct 2020T20
0/11Royalsv SunrisersDubai (DSC)22 Oct 2020T20
0/8Royalsv Super KingsAbu Dhabi19 Oct 2020T20
0/42, 2Royalsv Mum IndiansAbu Dhabi6 Oct 2020T20
1/39, 7*Royalsv KKRDubai (DSC)30 Sep 2020T20
1/39Royalsv Kings XISharjah27 Sep 2020T20
3/57, 1, 1/55, 0U. Pradeshv H. PradeshLucknow12 Feb 2020FC

While still very young, seamer Ankit Rajpoot, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, was rated highly by former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad who was the state’s bowling coach for two seasons. Rajpoot was a part of the strong Chennai Super Kings set-up in the 2013 and 2014 IPL seasons. Given the level of competition there, opportunities to play were hard to come by, but Rajpoot was happy to tap into the cricketing brain of the franchise’s bowling coach, former Australia pacer Andy Bichel.

During UP’s successful campaign in the 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, India’s domestic T20 competition, Rajpoot was the tournament’s third-highest wicket-taker with 14 wickets at an average of 14.21. In the IPL auction the same year, Rajpoot was one of several uncapped Indian players to earn big, with Kolkata Knight Riders shelling out Rs 1.5 crore to buy him.