- D.O.B.: 25/08/1995
- Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Spin)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: Indian
- Playing Role: Right-handed Middle Order Batsman and Slow Left-Arm Orthodox
- Coaching qualifications: None
- Current teams: Sebastianites Cricket & Athletic Club (SL Provincial), Jaipuria Cricket Academy, Lotus Cricket Club, Rajasthan Royals (IPL)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Kumar is a very talented spin-bowling all-rounder from Rajasthan in India. A clever Left-arm Orthodox Spinner, Kumar is also a hard-hitting right-handed middle order Batsman. A talented youth player, who first represented Rajasthan at U16 level in 2009-10 as a 14 year old, Kumar was thrust into the spotlight as a 17 year old when he was selected to join the Rajasthan Royals for the 6th Edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament after he won the competition “Cricket Star Rajasthan 2012”.
Having experienced such vast exposure early on, his non-selection would ultimately lead to a huge void in his cricketing career and we never got to see the exciting young talent on arguably the biggest stage in world cricket. After some appearances for the Rajasthan U23 side, his first professional appearances would actually come in 2020 in Galle, Sri Lanka. Unable to crack a Ranji Trophy or domestic contract, Kumar headed to Sri Lanka and linked with Sebastianites Cricket & Athletic Club prior to the COVID lockdown, playing three First Class fixtures before cricket was suspended.
His short but productive stint in Sri Lanka saw Kumar bag 17 wickets @ 19.29 in just 3 games with a best of 6-86 against the Sri Lankan Air Force. He also hit an unbeaten 51* in the same fixture.
Seeking his first season of Cricket in Europe next summer, Kumar could be a a dark horse pick up and as a left-arm Orthodox spinner, will surely be a popular pick if he can get in the 2 more FC games he requires for his visa.
|Sebast CAC (First Class)||2019-20||3||4||92|
|Lotus Cricket Club||2020||11||11||278|
|Nirlon Cricket Club||2019||3||5||156|