Monday, November 28, 2022



Devdutt Padikkal



Personal information

Full name Devdutt Padikkal
Born 7 July 2000
Edappal, Malappuram district, Kerala, India
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm off-break
Role Opening Batsman

International information

National side India
T20I debut (Cap 89) 28 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I 29 July 2021 v Sri Lanka

Devdutt Padikkal (born 7 July 2000) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He made his international debut for the India cricket team in July 2021. He has also played for the India under-19 team.

Early life

Padikkal was born on 7 July 2000 in Edappal, Kerala to Ambili Padikkal and Babu Kunnath. In 2011, his family moved from Hyderabad to Bangalore, where he began training at the Karnataka Institute of Cricket. Starting from 2014, he represented Karnataka in under-16 and under-19 age categories. In 2017, he was selected by Bellary Tuskers in the Karnataka Premier League.


He made his first-class debut for Karnataka in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 28 November 2018. In December 2018, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League. He became the first player in IPL history to score three fifties in his first four matches.

He made his List A debut on 26 September 2019, for Karnataka in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He was the leading run-scorer in the tournament, with 609 runs in eleven matches.

In October 2019, he was named in India A’s squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy. He made his Twenty20 debut on 8 November 2019, for Karnataka in the 2019–20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Padikkal won the Emerging Player Award for the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He scored 473 runs in 15 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore in his debut IPL season. He was selected in Karnataka’s squad for the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. On 22 April 2021, in the 2021 Indian Premier League, Padikkal scored 101 not out, as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat the Rajasthan Royals by ten wickets.

In June 2021, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka. He made his T20I debut on 28 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka.



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