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|Full name||Praveen Kumar|
2 October 1986 |
Matour, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Nickname||Messiah of Meerut, PK|
|Batting style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm military medium|
|Test debut (cap 268)||20 June 2011 v West Indies|
|Last Test||13 August 2011 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 170)||18 November 2007 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||18 March 2012 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI shirt no.||8|
|T20I debut (cap 20)||1 February 2008 v Australia|
|Last T20I||30 March 2012 v South Africa|
|T20I shirt no.||8|
|Domestic team information|
|2008–2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 8)|
|2011-2013||Kings XI Punjab (squad no. 8)|
|2014||Mumbai Indians (squad no. 88)|
|2015||Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 88)|
|2016-present||Gujarat Lions (squad no. 17)|
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 21 September 2016
Praveen Kumar ( pronunciation (help·info), born 2 October 1986) is an Indian right-hand medium-pace bowler. In first class cricket, he plays for Uttar Pradesh cricket team. He relies on his ability to swing the ball both ways along with line and length.
He was born at Laprana village of Muzaffarnagar district in a Hindu Jat farmer family on 2 July 1986 to a police head constable Mr. Sakat Singh Khaiwal and Mrs. Murti Devi Khaiwal. He married Sapna Choudhary in 2010, she is a national-level Shooting sport player.
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ODI Debut for India
He was later selected for the tri-nation Commonwealth Bank Series in 2008 in Australia against Australia national cricket team and Sri Lanka national cricket team) and played an important role in the Indian triumph. He was noted for his swing and his battles against Ricky Ponting.
Test Debut for India
He made his Test debut against West Indies cricket team at Kingston in June 2011. He took a five wicket haul in the first Test match of India tour of England, 2011.
Due to injuries and the subsequent rise of Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the opening swing bowler he has been in and out of the team ever since. He has also allegedly been controversially involved in various brawls on and off the field.
Praveen Kumar was initially with the Royal Challengers Bangalore until 2010. He became the 7th bowler in Indian Premier League history to take a hat trick against Rajasthan Royals in M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
After going unsold in IPL 2014 Auction, Mumbai Indians then him as their replacement for the injured Zaheer Khan. Zaheer, who played six games, was ruled out for the rest of the IPL 2014 season after straining his left latissimus dorsi muscle.
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