Avesh Khan: The Rising Star
Born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Avesh Khan is one of the Indian cricket team’s emerging pace bowlers in all formats. He has made a remarkable impact at the domestic level and has all the ingredients to become a lethal pace bowler in the coming times. He is part of the India squad for the South Africa’s Tour of India 2022 T20 series.
Avesh made his red-ball debut for Madhya Pradesh against Railways during the 2014-15 Ranji season. He was also part of the 2014 under-19 World Cup team in the UAE but picked up only 1 wicket in the two games played. He came back strongly in the next under-19 World Cup and was the leader of the Indian pace attack. He returned as Team India’s highest wicket taker, with 12 wickets at an average of 15.08.
Initially picked by the Bangalore team for the Indian T20 League, the fast bowler played just one match for them in the 2017 season. Team Delhi bought him in the 2018 auction, where he spent the next three seasons with just eight matches under his belt. The 2021 edition was a breakthrough for him as he finished as Team Delhi’s highest wicket taker of the season and the second-highest wicket taker overall in the tournament with 24 wickets. He was then picked by Team Lucknow in 2022 mega auction for a massive fee of ₹10 crores, making him the most expensive uncapped player in the history of the league.
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Avesh Khan’s Personal Details
- Avesh Khan
- Date of Birth
- 13th December, 1996 (Age - 25 years)
- Indore, Madhya Pradesh
- Playing Role
- Bowling Style
- Right-handed fast bowler
- Major Teams Played For
- India, Bangalore, Delhi, Lucknow
Avesh Khan’s Current Rankings
Avesh Khan’s Career Stats
- 2/23 vs. SL
Avesh Khan – Key Skills and Strengths
Avesh is a seam bowler who can move the new ball consistently and can also generate extra bounce off the length. When in fine rhythm, his bowling speed can go upto 140 kmph. Avesh is a typical modern day fast bowler who has a lot of variations in his armory. He can bowl off-cutters and leg-cutters and has the ability to bowl a variety of slower balls.
Avesh Khan’s Awards and Achievements
Here are some of Avesh’s notable achievements in domestic and international cricket:
Avesh was the highest wicket taker for India in 2016 U-19 World Cup, taking 12 wickets at an average of 15.08.
He was the leading wicket taker for Madhya Pradesh in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, with 35 wickets in seven matches.
Avesh Khan’s Indian T20 League Journey
The Bangalore team bought Avesh for ₹10 lakhs at the 2017 Indian T20 League auction. After making his debut in 2017, Avesh moved to Delhi for ₹70 lakhs. Until 2020, he only played eight matches and picked up 5 wickets in four seasons.
The 2021 season became the breakthrough season for Avesh as he picked up 24 wickets and finished as the second-highest wicket taker of the season behind Harshal Patel. He was released by the Delhi team ahead of the mega auction 2022 and was bought by the Lucknow team for a massive amount of ₹10 crores after a fierce bidding war.
- Indian T20 League
- 109 vs. Kolkata
Avesh Khan’s Indian T20 League Stats
- Best Figures
- Indian T20 League
- 4/24 vs. Hyderabad
Avesh Khan: FAQs
Avesh started playing cricket at a very young age under the guidance of his father Ashique Khan, who used to play cricket at the local level.
Avesh Khan’s bowling speed can go upto 140 kmph when he is in good rhythm and getting assistance from the pitch.
Avesh Khan has said that his favorite player is MS Dhoni and that he would love to play under his captaincy.
Avesh Khan made his India debut in the 3rd T20I against the West Indies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on 20th Feb 2022, at the age of 25 years.
Avesh Khan’s salary in the Indian T20 League is ₹10 crores.