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Mahesh Rawat

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Mahesh Rawat
Born25/10/1985
Country India
Player Status Placed - Re-Signed - Middleton CC (Sussex Premier Cricket League)
Player Type Wicket-Keeper
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | Wicket-Keeper | RA Off-Break
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsIndia A, India Red, North Zone, Northern Indian Railways, Haryana, Central Zone, Railways, Rajasthan Royals, Pune Warriors
Coaching Qualifications

UKCC Level 2

 

Mahesh Rawat (32) is the current Railways skipper - a position he's held since the start of the 2017/18 season. A wicket-keeper batsman, Rawat boasts a tremendous domestic record in a career spanning 15 seasons. The former India A gloveman has played well over 200 matches across the three formats, including 106 first-class games since his debut for Haryana in November 2003. During his illustrious career, Rawat has scored over 8,000 runs with 13 hundreds, including 5,000 plus runs and 12 tons in red ball cricket.

The veteran gloveman, one of Ranji Trophy’s finest, was strongly considered to replace Wriddhiman Saha for the England test series in November 2016, but instead, selectors favoured Parthiv Patel. Whilst statistically, Rawat's numbers suggest his preferred format is first-class, prior to the NatWest T20 Blast, he was ranked the World's 4th leading T20 run-scorer in 2017 (328 runs at 82), so clearly, he excels across the formats.

Rawat has played the majority of his 106 first-class matches for Railways, with whom he has legendary status. Over 71 matches, he has scored 3,956 runs at 37.67 with 8 of his 12 hundreds. Rawat has been one of the highest run-scoring gloveman in Ranji Trophy cricket. He has averaged over 40 in seven of his past 14 seasons. His best Ranji season came in 2013/14 scoring 820 runs at 68.33 with 3 hundreds, including his career-best 188.

Courtesy of his domestic exploits, Rawat has represented the North and Central Zones and also featured in 1 first-class match for India A. He has also played three IPL editions for Rajasthan Royals (2008-09) and Pune Warriors (2013) respectively. Unfortunately, he hasn't played over the past two years, which has paved way for UK league. Follow a short stint with Hetton Lyons (NEPL) in 2016 (217 runs at 43.40 and 6 wickets at 14.50), he has excelled for Ashtead (Surrey Championship) in 2017 (880 runs at 67.69 and 10 wickets at 15.20) and Middleton (Sussex Premier League) in 2018 (1,009 runs at 100.90).

Over the past two seasons, he has been an absolute run machine. He topped arguably the UK's strongest ECB Premier League (Surrey Championship) hitting 880 runs at 67.69, in a division littered with County and professional cricketers. He was hugely influential in Ashtead's top order finish, winning several games of his own bat. When not donning the gloves, Rawat starred with the ball, taking 10 wickets at 15.20 in the 35 overs bowled. 

Rawat returned last summer and the trend continued, breaking the one thousand run mark - 1,009 runs at 100.90 with 6 fifites and 4 hundreds. Such was his dominance, Rawat was only dismissed 10 times throughout his 18 matches, in another league flooded with County stars. Courtesy of his success, Middleton have re-signed the Ranji run machine for a second season in 2019.

 

Last Updated

03/09/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 109 165 16 5601 188 37.59 240 103 6 2-5 17.16
List A 67 62 8 1529 108 28.31 126 90 5 2-9 18
Twenty20 62 54 20 1153 72* 33.91 - - - - -

Statistical record last updated 10th December, 2018
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Middleton (2018) 18  18  1009  116*  100.9  54.3  222  2/16   44.40
Ashtead (2017) 17 17 4 880 138* 67.69 35 152 10 4/36 15.20
Hetton Lyons (2016) 7 6 1 217 87 43.40 39 87 6 2/9 14.50