Kamran Khan (cricketer)

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Kamran Khan
Personal information
Full name Kamran Ahmad Khan
Born (1991-03-10) 10 March 1991 (age 24)
Ghosi, (Mau), Uttar Pradesh
Batting style Left-hand
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–2010 Rajasthan Royals
2010/11 Uttar Pradesh
2011 Pune Warriors India
2013 Colts
Career statistics
Competition FC T20
Matches 2 11
Runs scored 30 22
Batting average 10.00 22.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 15* 19*
Balls bowled 246 208
Wickets 5 12
Bowling average 28.60 25.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/66 3/18
Catches/stumpings 0/– 4/–
Source: Cricinfo, 21 April 2014

Kamran Khan (born 10 March 1991 in Ghosi, (Mau District), Uttar Pradesh, India) is an Indian cricketer who bowls left-arm fast-medium. He played in the Indian Premier League for Rajasthan Royals and later Pune Warriors, and represented Uttar Pradesh and Colts at domestic level.

Having impressed Darren Berry, the Rajasthan director of coaching, in a suburban Twenty20 tournament, Khan was given a contract worth about $24,000 with Rajasthan for the second season of the IPL.[1] He made his T20 debut before having played a first-class match.

The son of a woodcutter, Khan has struggled with poverty. Telling of how he would travel to trials, he said "Be it Lucknow or Kanpur, I used to sleep at platforms. I used to buy a platform ticket and spend the night there ... I always had monetary problems. I never dared to ask money from my brothers. I had one pair of white clothes for trials".[2] Shane Warne, the Rajasthan captain, described Khan as "a young kid, a left-armer, a slinger ... He's a tiny little guy but he bowls 140 km/h plus".[3] The Pune Warriors India joined the IPL for its 2011 season and recruited Khan after two seasons with Rajasthan,[4] however he only played one match for Pune.[5]

Nearly two years after his last twenty20 match, Khan made his first-class debut for Colts Cricket Club in March 2013.[6]


  1. ^ Cricinfo staff (17 February 2009), Rajasthan Royals sign unknown pace bowler, Cricinfo.com, retrieved 18 April 2009 
  2. ^ Cricinfo staff (13 April 2009), IPL next stop for Kamran, Cricinfo.com, retrieved 18 April 2009 
  3. ^ Cricinfo staff (13 April 2009), Warne backs Kamran, Jadeja and Yusuf to fire, Cricinfo.com, retrieved 18 April 2009 
  4. ^ Pandey, Devendra (6 May 2012), "Once upon a time in IPL with Pune Warriors", The Indian Express, retrieved 7 May 2012 
  5. ^ Indian Premier League matches played by Kamran Khan (9), CricketArchive, retrieved 21 April 2014 
  6. ^ First-class matches played by Kamran Khan (2), CricketArchive, retrieved 21 April 2014 

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