- D.O.B.: 01/09/1992
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Seam)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: Indian
- Playing Role: Right-arm Medium
- Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
- Recent teams: Himachal Pradesh (Indian Domestic Cricket)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Nikhil is a supremely talented batsman hailing from the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh.From a very young age Nikhil has been performing stupendously from his states Under 16 side to now the full senior side. Having made his debut in the 2012/13 season Nikhil and been immensely important for Himachal Pradesh, he thrives in pressure situations and has rescued his side many times with the bat. Now having played 50 first class matches for Himachal, his best season in the Ranji Trophy was in the 2017/18 season smashing 521 runs in 6 matches with 3 splendid centuries.
In August 2018 after a fantastic season for Himachal he was named in the India Blue team for the Duleep Trophy. He was the only centurion in the match scoring 130 runs with 7 fours and 6 sixes. He helped India Blue to victory and was voted man of the match. Nikhil had a brief 12 matches this summer in Holland for VVV where he produced excellent performances with the bat but also with his medium pace swing scoring 459 runs at 45.90 with a best of 111 and took 13 wickets at 26 with a best of 4-18.
In summer 2022, Nikhil joined Philadelphia CC in the North East Premier League, piling on 1257 runs @ 66 including 6 hundreds with a best of 175* against Willington. He also chipped in with 11 wickets.
Nikhil returned in 2023, scoring 1074 runs @ 48.81 for Prestwich in the GMCL Premier Division to go with 16 wickets @ 22.87. His top score of 143* (125) came against Flowery Field and his best bowling of 3-21 came in the T20 Comp against Wythenshawe.
Seeking a return to the UK next summer, Nikhil will be one of the most sought-after Professionals with an excellent record. A fitness coach as well as being a keen Cricket skills coach, he is eager to get involved with all aspects of club life. A high class recruit for any club.