Fast bowler T. Natarajan was a net bowler when he visited Australia on a tour of Australia. But after the continuous injury to Indian bowlers, Natarajan got a chance to make his debut in the Test series and then whatever happened is now recorded in the golden pages of Indian cricket history. Prior to leaving for Australia tour, the threshold on which Natarajan was, Saurabh Kumar is standing there today. UP’s 27-year-old spinner Saurabh Kumar has been selected as a net bowler for the first two matches of the Test series between India and England starting on 7 February. Let us know from where the name of Saurabh Kumar suddenly came out.
In fact, the BCCI announced the 18-member squad of the Indian team, along with five net bowlers and the same number of standby players, for the first two tests. Saurabh Kumar also has a name in these five net bowlers. 27-year-old left-arm spinner Saurabh hails from Uttar Pradesh. He was given this opportunity because of the great figures in domestic cricket. Saurabh made his debut in the year 2015. He has 192 wickets in 44 first-class matches and that too with an amazing economy of just 2.70. This is not the case. Rather, he has also recorded the feat of taking five wickets in 16 innings and ten wickets in 6 matches.
Part of Dhoni’s team in IPL
Saurabh Kumar was added by the IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants team in the year 2017. He was bought at a price of Rs 10 lakh, but so far he has not been able to make his IPL debut. This is because he has performed well in the limited overs format as well. He has played 26 List A matches, in which 38 batsmen have shown the way to the pavilion, while in 28 T20 matches, he has 21 wickets in his name. He has an economy rate of 7 in T20 matches. Apart from this, Saurabh took 51 wickets in 10 matches in the 2018 Ranji season. During this, he took 14 wickets in the match against Haryana. Apart from bowling, he has also scored two centuries in first-class cricket. His batting average for UP is close to 30.