- D.O.B.: 03/12/1991
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Seam)
- Placed: Re-Signed - Blackrod CC
- Nationality: Indian
- Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Medium/Fast
- Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
- Current teams: Rajasthan (Indian Domestic Cricket)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Ankit Lamba is an accomplished Right-handed opening Batsman from Rajasthan, India. A very promising youngster, he debuted in the Ranji Trophy for his native Rajasthan as a fresh-faced 17 year old in November 2009. Whilst his debut game would be his best performance in red-ball cricket with scores of 23 & 41, over time, Ankit has gone on to become a regular feature at the top of the order for Rajasthan in T20 Cricket. Ankit is also a tidy right-arm medium/fast seam bowler.
Not renowned for his hard-hitting, he has been a great foil for his opening counterparts, rotating strike and providing a stable base for those big hitters around him to do their thing. He has become Rajasthan’s “Mr Dependable” at the top of the order and has a very impressive career T20 average of well over 30. Ankit has been representing Rajasthan in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy since 2013 and is the 8th Highest run scorer in the history of the competition.
A junior star, he represented Rajasthan from U15 through to making his senior professional debut. Ankit dominated at age group level and was unlucky to miss out on the U19 National side but did attended the NCA (National Cricket Academy) on three occasions. Ankit was also Selected for the camp taken by Gary Kirsten and Greg Chappell at RCA (Rajasthan Cricket Association) Academy.
Seeking to head to the UK for the first time in 2022, Ankit joined Blackrod CC for his first foray into UK Cricket. A late start was quickly made up for with Ankit smoking 855 runs @ 47.50 with a best of 158* (135) in a big winning chase against Farnworth Social Circle CC.
Ankit will be a great pick up for a UK club seeking a reliable top order contributor to add some starch to their top order next summer and with a record like his, will surely be a popular pick, especially with his ability to contribute with the ball.