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Top 5 cricket players from Uttar Pradesh

By Kaif - February 19, 2024 - Last updated on Feb 19, 2024 01:15 PM
Top 5 cricket players from Uttar Pradesh

Today we will talk about the Indian state Uttar Pradesh, which is one of the largest and most populous states in the country.

Uttar Pradesh cricket team is one of the teams in India playing well in first-class and domestic tournaments. The home grounds of Uttar Pradesh cricket team are Ekana Cricket Stadium and Green Park Cricket Stadium. Many famous players of the Indian team live in Uttar Pradesh. Let's take a look at the top 5 players from Uttar Pradesh who made India proud at the international level.

Most popular cricketers from Uttar Pradesh

Position Players Name
10 Dhruv Jurel
9 Rudra Pratap Singh
8 Shivam Mavi
7 Piyush Chawla
6 Praveen Kumar
5 Rinku Singh
4 Kuldeep Yadav
3 Mohammad Kaif
2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
1 Suresh Raina

Top 5 cricket players from Uttar Pradesh

5. Rinku Singh

Top 5 cricket players from Uttar Pradesh

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Rinku Singh (born 12 October 1997) was born in Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh, Rinku Singh is an Indian cricketer who plays for India in T20I formats. Who plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. He is a left-handed batsman and occasional right-arm off-break bowler.

Rinku Singh had performed a record breaking feat in IPL in 2023, when he successfully chased 29 runs by hitting five sixes in the last over in a match against Gujarat Titans (GT) and won his team the match. This was the highest run chase in the last over in the history of the IPL tournament.

4. Kuldeep Yadav

Top 5 cricket players from Uttar Pradesh

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The next player on our list is Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep Yadav was born on 14 December 1994 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He is an Indian cricket player who plays domestic cricket for Uttar Pradesh. He started his Test cricket career against the Australian cricket team on 26 March 2017.

Kuldeep Yadav started his career with Test cricket on 25 March 2017 against the Australia cricket team at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala. After this, his first One Day International match was against the West Indies team on 23 June 2017 at Port Off Spain then played the first Twenty20 International match on 9 July 2017 against West Indies in Kingston.

Kuldeep's bowling record is excellent but due to poor form he was out of the team for a year. Now he has regained his form and is performing well for Team India. He has played 10 Test and 103 ODI matches for Team India. Their averages are 22 and 26 respectively. In recent times, he has contributed with the bat for Team India. He represented Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.

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3. Mohammad Kaif

Top 5 cricket players from Uttar Pradesh

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The next name in our list is that of Mohammad Kaif. He is a former Indian cricket player. Who was born on 1 December 1980 in Prayagraj. Mohammad Kaif has represented India in Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket formats. He gained a place in the national team on the strength of his performances at the under-19 level, where he captained the India national under-19 team to victory in the Under-19 World Cup in 2000.

Kaif made his Test debut in 2000 against South Africa in Bangalore. His early international career was considered patchy, with few good innings. His best series was the NatWest Series of 2002 and in the final he scored an unbeaten 87 runs facing 75 balls. In this match, India was chasing England's 326 runs and this innings of Kaif helped India win. Mohammad Kaif eats even the greatest fielder. Kaif used to stop a lot of runs of the opposite team with his fielding.

2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Top 5 cricket players from Uttar Pradesh

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar Born: 5 February 1990 in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh is an Indian international cricketer. He is also a former vice-captain of limited overs. He plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic first-class cricket. Bhuvneshwar plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Regarded as one of the best white-ball bowlers in the world, Kumar swings the ball both ways efficiently, with his inswingers being more effective than his outswings.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also played for Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy and made his first-class debut against Bengal at the age of 17. In the 2008/09 Ranji Trophy final. he became the first bowler to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in first-class cricket.

1. Suresh Raina

Top 5 cricket players from Uttar Pradesh

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The name of a great player of Indian cricket, Suresh Raina, is at number one.. Suresh Raina was born on 27 November 1986 in Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh. Suresh Raina is a former Indian international cricketer. He has also been an aggressive left-handed middle-order batsman and part-time spinner. He has been considered one of the best fielders in world cricket. He used to play for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket. Suresh Raina is the first Indian batsman to score centuries in all three formats of international cricket. Raina retired from international cricket on 15 August 2020.

Suresh Raina Cricket Career: Raina made his debut in ODI cricket on 30 July 2005 against Sri Lanka in Dambulla. In his ODI career, he scored 5615 runs in 226 matches at an average of 35.31 and strike rate of 93.50, which included 5 centuries and 36 half-centuries. Suresh Raina made his T20I debut on 1 December 2006 against South Africa in Johannesburg. In his T20I career, he scored 1605 runs in 78 matches at an average of 29.18 and strike rate of 134.87. Raina made his Test cricket debut on 26 July 2010 against Sri Lanka in Colombo. In his Test career, he scored 768 runs in 18 matches at an average of 26.48.

Also Read: List of players who achieved No. 1 ICC rankings in all formats

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