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Kaustub Pawar

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Kaustub Pawar
Born13/09/1990
Country India
Player Status Placed - Re-Signed - Greenmount CC (Greater Manchester Cricket League)
Player Type Batsman
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Medium Pace
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsIndia U23, Mumbai, Mumbai U25s, U22s, U19s, U17s, U15s, West Zone, West Zone U19s, Karantaka Sporting Association, Dattu Phadkar XI
Coaching Qualifications

UKCC Level 2

 

Kaustub Pawar (27) is an accomplished opening batsman and medium-pacer who's played 33 first-class matches for the powerhouse Mumbai side between 2011 and 2016. Mumbai is the most successful Ranji Trophy team in history with 41 titles, the most recent being in 2015/16.

The side has produced some of the greats including Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Vijay Merchant and Dilip Vengsarkar. The current squad features the likes of Indian players DS Kulkarni, Abhishek Nayar and Rohit Sharma, so the fact Pawar plays for Mumbai (let alone excels), is a feat in itself.

Pawar has played 33 first-class matches for Mumbai, scored 1,629 runs at 30.73. He has 6 fifties and 5 hundreds – his most recent, an undefeated century (100*) against the touring New Zealanders in September 2016, in an attack that featured quicks’ Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Doug Bracewell, alongside the spin trio of Mitch Santner, Mark Craig and Ish Sodhi.

Pawar made his debut for Mumbai in 2011/12 hitting 577 runs at 41.21 (2x100s), then backed-up with a further 628 runs at 41.86 (2x100s). Unfortunately, a shoulder injury (which required surgery), put him out of cricket for the next two seasons (2014/15-15/16), but he returned in 2016/17 to hit his century against the Blackcaps, in his return outing for Mumbai.

Pawar has also excelled abroad, during four stints in UK league cricket. He spent two seasons with Northern Premier League side Barrow (2014- 825 runs at 37.50, 31 wickets at 19.03; 2016 – 836 runs at 49.18, 3 wickets at 31) before two barnstorming seasons (2017-18) with Greenmount, whom he helped to promotion in the Greater Manchester Cricket League (Division 1) in his opening season.

The Indian sensation topped not only the GMCL run charts in 2017, but his 1,136 runs at 87.38 (3x100s, 7x50s) saw him top the CricX client 2017 season batting averages. Pawar also weighed in with 31 wickets at 15.42 in the league.

Unsurprising, Greenmount re-signed the Mumbai run machine for their Premier campaign in 2018 and, his run-spree continued. In all forms of cricket, to include GMCL League, Cup and sub-pro games (in the Lancashire League), he scored over 1,800 runs with 9 centuries - 5 League, 1 Cup and tons for Rawtenstall (2) and Todmorden (1), not to mention a number of wickets throughout the summer. KP has been, without doubt, one of the best pro's in the UK recently and, is set to return to Greenmount for a third stint in 2019. 

 

Last Updated

10/09/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 33 57 4 1629 161 30.73 540 268 6 2-21 44.66

Statistical record last updated 10th December, 2018
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Greenmount (2018) 20 20 4 930 109 58.13 120.5 490 12 3/23 40.83
Greenmount (2017) 18  18  1136  175*  87.38  136  478  31   5/68 15.42 
Barrow (2016) 19 19 2 836 125 49.18 17 93 3 1/14 31.00
Barrow (2014) 24 23 1 825 124 37.50 200 590 31 5/5 19.03