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Iresh Saxena

India | Bowler (Spin)

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Iresh Saxena
Born14/03/1984
Country India
Player Status Placed - Totteridge Millhillians CC (Hertfordshire Cricket League)
Player Type Bowler (Spin)
Player RoleSlow LA Orthodox Spin | RH Lower-Order Bat
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Ancestry / Residency Visa
Major TeamsBengal, East Zone, India Blue, Indian Airlines, Air India, Income Tax (India), Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Coaching Qualifications

UKCC Level 2

 

Iresh Saxena (33) is a veteran of 101 domestic matches in India, spanning a career dating back to his first-class debut for Bengal in February 2008 to his most recent match in February 2015.

During his 7-year period, Saxena has played 27 Ranji Trophy (first-class), 50 List-A and 24 Twenty20 matches taking 146 wickets at 25.92, to include 25 wickets at 17.64 in the shorter format.

A slow left-arm spinner of some pedigree, Saxena has been a stalwart of the Bengal side (2007/08-2014/15) and has also featured for other notable sides including East Zone (2007/08-2012/13), Air India (2008/09), Income Tax India (2012/13-2013/14) and India Blue (2013/14). In 2012, Saxena was also selected in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad for the Indian Premier League (IPL), albeit didn’t feature.

Whilst known for his spin bowling and, contrary to his domestic statistics, Saxena is a handy lower order batsman who is more than capable fulfilling roles higher in the order, particularly at club level.

The experienced Indian Ranji player spent his first season in the UK playing for Penkridge in the strong Birmingham League in 2016 (31 wickets at 16.48). He returned for another successful summer this year, representing Ketton Lions where he took 47 wickets at an incredible average of 9.45, helping the club win the league.

He represents an excellent acquisition and one who will no doubt be a sought after commodity next summer, especially given he'll qualify to play as a local in many UK leagues. Saxena is now based in Plaistow (East London) on his permanent residency card, so is seeking a club in close proximity for the 2018 season.

 

Last Updated

19/09/2017

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 27 36 9 122 17 4.51 4584 1933 66 6-133 29.28
List A 50 20 14 25 6* 4.16 2219 1411 55 4-50 25.65
Twenty20 24 2 1 1 1 1 454 441 25 3-13 17.64

Statistical record last updated 10th December, 2018
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Totteridge Millhillians (2018) 18 6 2 24 10* 6.00 211.4 663 43 6/13 15.42
Ketton Lions (2017)  22 14  109  26*  13.63  180.3  444  47  4/29  9.45 
Penkridge (2016) 16 6 3 12 10 4.00 133.2 511 31 6/35 16.48