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Krishnappa Gowtham

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Krishnappa Gowtham (born 20 October 1988) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Karnataka. He made his international debut for India in July 2021.


Personal information
Full name Krishnappa Gowtham
Born 20 October 1988 (age 33)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off-break
Role Bowling all-rounder
International information
National side India (2021)
Only ODI (cap 238) 23 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011/12–present Karnataka
2017 Mumbai Indians
2018–2019 Rajasthan Royals
2020 Kings XI Punjab

Career

Gowtham’s professional career began when he was picked for the under-15 Zonal Tournament in Bangalore where he emerged as the second-highest wicket-taker. He played his first Ranji Trophy game for Karnataka in November 2012, against Bengal, and picked up two wickets, both in the second innings.

In the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy season, Gowtham picked up two consecutive five-wicket hauls, against Delhi and Assam, helping his team win both the games. In the latter game, he returned his career-best figures of 7/108.

In February 2017, Gowtham was bought by the Mumbai Indians team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 2 crores. He made his List A debut for Karnataka in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.

In October 2017, Gowtham scored his maiden first-class century, batting for Karnataka against Assam in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy.

In January 2018, Gowtham was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction. In October 2018, he was named in India B’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.

On 23 August 2019, in a Karnataka Premier League (KPL) match for Bellary Tuskers against Shivamogga Lions, Gowtham scored 134 runs off 56 deliveries and took 8 wickets for 15 runs. However, the matches in the KPL do not have full Twenty20 status. In October 2019, he was named in India B’s squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.

In January 2021, Gowtham was named as one of five net bowlers in India’s Test squad for their series against England. In February 2021, Gowtham was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. Gowtham became the most expensive uncapped player in the history of IPL, with a price of INR 9.25 crores.

In June 2021, Gowtham was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka. He made his ODI debut on 23 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka. His maiden international wicket was Minod Bhanuka.


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