Navdeep Saini

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Navdeep Saini
Personal information
Full nameNavdeep Amarjeet Saini
Born (1992-11-23) 23 November 1992 (age 26)
Karnal, Haryana, India
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 80)3 August 2019 v West Indies
Last T20I22 September 2019 v South Africa
Domestic team information
2018–presentRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Source: Cricinfo, 22 September 2019

Navdeep Amarjeet Saini (born 23 November 1992) is an Indian cricketer who has played for Delhi since 2013. He made his international debut for the India cricket team in August 2019.[1]

Early life[edit]

Navdeep Saini was born on 23 November 1992 in Karnal, Haryana. His father, a driver, was employed with the government of Haryana.[2] His grandfather Karam Singh, an independence activist, was a part of Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army.[3][4]

Domestic career[edit]

Saini made his Twenty20 debut on 2 January 2016 in the 2015–16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.[5]

In February 2017, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 10 lakhs.[6] In January 2018, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 IPL auction for 3 crores.[7] In IPL 2019, he continued playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

He was the leading wicket-taker for Delhi in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, with 34 dismissals in eight matches.[8] He was also the leading wicket-taker for Delhi in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with sixteen dismissals in eight matches.[9] In October 2018, he was named in India C's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[10] The following month, he was named as one of eight players to watch ahead of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy.[11]

International career[edit]

In June 2018, he was added to India's Test squad for their one-off match against Afghanistan as a replacement for Mohammed Shami, but he did not play.[12] In April 2019, he was named as a standby bowler for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[13]

In July 2019, he was named in India's One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against the West Indies.[14] He made his T20I debut against the West Indies on 3 August 2019.[15] He took three wickets from his four overs, including Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer in two consecutive deliveries. He bowled a wicket-maiden in the last over of the innings, dismissing Kieron Pollard. He was named the man of the match.[16]


  1. ^ "Navdeep Saini". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  2. ^ Jain, Sahil (11 June 2018). "Navdeep Saini: India's latest pace sensation". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  3. ^ Venugopal, Arun (19 December 2017). "The making of Navdeep Saini". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Whenever I speak about Gautam Gambhir, I get emotional, says Navdeep Saini". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Group C: Delhi v Railways at Vadodara, Jan 2, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  6. ^ "List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  7. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Ranji Trophy, 2017/18: Delhi batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2018/19 - Delhi: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Eight players to watch out for in Ranji Trophy 2018-19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Shami out of Afghanistan Test after failing fitness Test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Navdeep Saini named standbys for World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  14. ^ "MS Dhoni out of West Indies tour, Hardik Pandya rested". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  15. ^ "1st T20I, India tour of United States of America and West Indies at Lauderhill, Aug 3 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Debutant Saini stars as India edge low scoring thriller in Florida". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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