Abhimanyu Mithun

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Abhimanyu Mithun
Personal information
Full name Abhimanyu Mithun
Born (1989-10-25) 25 October 1989 (age 25)
Bangalore, India
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut 18 July 2010 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 28 June 2011 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 180) 27 February 2010 v South Africa
Last ODI 11 December 2011 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008– Karnataka
2009- present Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 5 37 50
Runs scored 120 51 693 292
Batting average 24.00 17.00 19.25 13.27
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/3 0/0
Top score 46 24 63* 34
Balls bowled 720 180 7054 2502
Wickets 9 3 134 61
Bowling average 50.66 67.66 29.81 35.24
5 wickets in innings 0 0 5 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 4/105 2/32 6/36 3/25
Catches/stumpings 0/0 1/– 8/– 6/–
Source: CricketArchive, 8 April 2013

Abhimanyu Mithun (Kannada: ಅಭಿಮನ್ಯು ಮಿಥುನ್) (born 25 October 1989) is an Indian international cricketer. In first class cricket, he plays for Karnataka. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, Mithun was called up to the India squad for the first Test against South Africa in 2009–10, only ten weeks after making his first-class debut. He has also played in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He made his debut in One Day Internationals in the third and final one day match against South Africa in the 2010 season. His Test debut was against Sri Lanka on 18 July 2010, at Galle, in which he claimed four wickets. He batted at No. 11 in the first innings, but after looking more solid than his fellow bowlers, he was promoted to No. 9 in the second innings and scored 25. He proved that he certainly has some potential with the bat & can become a seam bowling all-rounder in future.

Career[edit]

As a teenager, Mithun was a discus thrower, competing at state-level. Despite training at his father's gym throughout his teens, he failed to progress with his discus throwing, and a friend suggested that he join a cricket camp. Until the age of 17, he hadn't bowled with a leather ball.[1] Royal Challengers Bangalore's head coach Ray Jennings eulogised about him, describing him as an "express bowler", but he had a quiet IPL.[2] His first-class debut reinvigorated the potential; he claimed six wickets in the first innings, followed by five wickets in the second, including a hat-trick. During the ensuing season, he displayed his credentials, claiming another five-wicket haul, and taking 47 wickets to finish as the highest wicket-taker in the 2009–10 Ranji Trophy.[3] His call-up to the India national team to replace the injured Sreesanth came little more than ten weeks after his first-class debut, but his Karnataka coach Sanath Kumar was not surprised; "From day one we knew he had the potential, he has the pace, bowling around 140kmh, and he has performed in every game, whether it is junior cricket or first-class cricket."But he was not given proper chances to play for India but he is good consistent bowler. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Abhimanyu Mithun". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. ^ a b Ravindran, Siddarth (2010-01-28). "Life in the fast lane for Abhimanyu Mithun". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Bowling in Ranji Trophy 2009/10 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 

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