Abhishek Nayar

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Abhishek Nayar
Personal information
Full name Abhishek Mohan Nayar
Born (1983-10-08) 8 October 1983 (age 33)
Secunderabad, Hyderabad, India
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm Medium
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 178) 3 July 2009 v West Indies
Last ODI 30 September 2009 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005– Mumbai
2008-2010 Mumbai Indians
2011-2012 Kings XI Punjab
2013 Pune Warriors India
2014-2015 Rajasthan Royals
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 3 26 50 28
Runs scored 0 1,380 927 399
Batting average 40.58 25.75 23.47
100s/50s 0/0 3/7 1/3 0/5
Top score 0* 152 102 79
Balls bowled 18 3,628 1,439 126
Wickets 0 56 38 6
Bowling average 28.62 32.84 28.33
5 wickets in innings 0 2 1 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 0/17 6/45 6/28 3/13
Catches/stumpings 0/– 10/– 9/– 9/–
Source: CricketArchive, 28 November 2009

Abhishek Mohan Nayar born 8 October 1983 in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh is an Indian international cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bats left-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace.

He plays first class cricket for Mumbai and also represented Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors India and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He was selected for West Indies tour in 2009.

Domestic career[edit]

Nayar is a useful right-arm medium-pacer who has time and again got Mumbai crucial breakthrough in his young first-class career. He does not quite have the pace to be a regular attacking option but it's with his left-hand batting that he becomes a natural selection. Capable of crease occupation as well as hitting the ball hard, Nayar chipped in with vital contributions in Mumbai's successful Ranji Trophy campaign in 2006.

The first-class century narrowly eluded him for a time - he made 97 against Gujarat in 2006 but when it came it was a big one, 152 against Karachi Urban in the Mohammad Nissar Trophy.

Nayar was bought by the lucrative Indian Premier League's Mumbai franchise in early 2008 and enjoyed regular playing time as the tournament kicked off. In the final of the 2008/09 Ranji Trophy he made a vital 99 that helped set up Mumbai's 38th triumph and, after being on the fringes of the national side.

He was the second-highest run-scorer in the 2012/13 Ranji Trophy season scored 966 runs for Mumbai including three centuries and eight 50s. He also picked up 19 wickets to play an important role in the team's 40th Ranji Trophy title.

He selected to play for India A against Australia in a tour match in February. Nayar was not a part of the India A and Board President's XI squads which was announced earlier. In 2013, Nayar sent down 10 wides and a no-ball in a 17-ball over in the semi-final of the inter-zone Deodhar Trophy. He equal record of Mohammad Sami holds the record in ODIs with his famous 17-ball over against Bangladesh in an Asia Cup match in 2004. Nayar himself had handy figures of 7-0-49-2 with wickets of two specialist batsmen, Hanuma Vihari and CM Gautam. Nayar didn't look pleased with some of the wide calls, but later said it was more disappointment than dissent. Nayar come on to bowl in the 12th over of South Zone's innings, and began with the wicket of opener Vihari first ball. The wide malaise began with the third delivery of the over.

Fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th were all wides. All bar one of those were off-side wides. Nayar even tried to shorten his run-up, but to no avail.

He scored a century along with the Vijay Zol ensured India A held on for a draw against New Zealand "A" in Visakhapatnam on the final day in September 2013.

In Challenger Trophy 2013, he responded with a counterattacking 91 off 73 balls against Delhi cricket team| Delhi]] as India Blues was reduce from 56 for 0 to 66 for 3. Against India Red, he scored unbeaten 75 off 39 balls as India Blues scored 345 runs in 50 overs.

International career[edit]

He was named in the India’s squad for the ODI tour of the West Indies where he made his debut. In three matches he played in the one innings where he was not able to score in the seven balls. In the bowling he just ball three overs and gave away 17 runs without any wickets. He is still fighting for comeback into the side

Personal life[edit]

Abhishek was born in Secundarabad to Keralite immigrants Mohan Nair and Lekha Nair. His parents were originally from Neyyattinkara in Kerala. He is one of the best player coming from shivaji park mumbai. He married to Natasha Sheikh in 2014.

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