Kamran Khan (cricketer)
|Full name||Kamran Ahmad Khan|
10 March 1991 |
Ghosi, (Mau), Uttar Pradesh
|Bowling style||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|2011||Pune Warriors India|
|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. 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". 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". The Pune Warriors India joined the IPL for its 2011 season and recruited Khan after two seasons with Rajasthan, however he only played one match for Pune.
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- Cricinfo staff (13 April 2009), IPL next stop for Kamran, Cricinfo.com, retrieved 18 April 2009
- Cricinfo staff (13 April 2009), Warne backs Kamran, Jadeja and Yusuf to fire, Cricinfo.com, retrieved 18 April 2009
- Pandey, Devendra (6 May 2012), "Once upon a time in IPL with Pune Warriors", The Indian Express, retrieved 7 May 2012
- Indian Premier League matches played by Kamran Khan (9), CricketArchive, retrieved 21 April 2014
- First-class matches played by Kamran Khan (2), CricketArchive, retrieved 21 April 2014