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Vinay Kumar
Vinay Kumar

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Batting Style: Right Handed

DOB: 12th Feb 1984

Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

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Career Stats
Batting & Fielding
Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
Tests 1 2 0 11 5.5 6 24 45.83 0 0 2 0 0 0
ODIs 31 13 4 86 9.56 27* 146 58.9 0 0 5 2 6 0
T20is 9 1 1 2 2* 4 50 0 0 0 0 1 0
First Class 120 155 25 2583 19.87 105* 5533 46.68 2 11 288 34 58 0
List A 122 74 24 1044 20.88 82 970 107.63 0 4 75 19 36 0
T20s 155 74 26 678 14.13 68 542 125.09 0 1 47 27 46 0
Bowling
Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 78 0 73 1 73 5.62 78 1/73 0 0 0
ODIs 31 31 1436 19 1423 38 37.45 5.95 37.79 4/30 1 0 0
T20is 9 9 189 0 247 10 24.7 7.84 18.9 3/24 0 0 0
First Class 120 211 21168 856 10096 429 23.53 2.86 49.34 8/32 17 21 4
List A 122 122 6073 87 4966 204 24.34 4.91 29.77 5/34 10 3 0
T20s 155 154 3185 2 4216 162 26.02 7.94 19.66 4/40 1 0 0
Profile

In recent times, cricket in India has well and truly moved away from the traditional centres of power, away from the urban settlements, and into little-known parts of the country. It’s also moved beyond the clutches of the privileged, and the playing fields have welcomed the likes of Vinay Kumar – the son of an auto rickshaw driver, who was sold for an impressive US$1 million in the 2012 Indian Premier League auctions. It was always going to be cricket for Vinay, and even though he did fulfil his parents’ ambition of becoming a graduate (in Commerce), his family knew that there was no point in asking him to continue his studies. Vinay broke into the Karnataka Ranji Trophy team in 2004 with his decent pace and swing in either direction. But it was only around 2007-08 that he started to come into his own. The swing is still there, but he has added a very deceptive change of pace, which includes a slower bouncer, and a bobbing long-hop that manages to baffle enough batsmen. And it’s this confusing array of deliveries that saw Vinay race to the top of the charts in the 2009-10 domestic season and then top the tally in the 2010 IPL. At close to 30 years of age now, Vinay is unlikely to ever make a mark in Test cricket because of his lack of pace as well as the other options Team India has. But in the limited overs format – whether internationally or in tournaments like the IPL – Vinay will remain a prized catch for any team. After all, he is someone who can pick wickets fairly regularly and keep it moderately tight for the best part.

Last Updated:1st Apr 2016 Author:Shamya Dasgupta
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