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Poonish Mehta

India | All-Rounder (Seam)


Poonish Mehta
Country India
Player Status Placed - Phoenix CC (Leinster Cricket Union)
Player Type All-Rounder (Seam)
Player RoleRA Fast-Medium | RH Middle-Order Bat
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsHaryana, Haryana U23s, U19s


Poonish Mehta (25) is a talented and genuine all-rounder who forced his way back into the Haryana side earlier this season for their current Ranji Trophy campaign. He has excelled since his return, averaging 8.71 with the ball including hauls of 3-34 and 4-21 against powerhouse sides Jharkhand and Goa respectively.

A destructive right-handed middle-order batsman and sharp seamer, Mehta made his first-class debut for Haryana in November 2016, having previously made his List A (December 2015) and T20 (January 2016) debuts the previous season.

He struck 57 on his List A debut against Gujarat, but failed to cement his spot. A strong CK Nayudu Trophy campaign in October 2016, which included a century and several notable wicket hauls, culminated with his Ranji debut the following month. He only played a solitary match, followed by two further matches, against Rajasthan and Kerala respectively in November 2017.

Now back in the Haryana mix, Mehta is eager to cement his spot and he’s made a good fist of it to date. The talented all-rounder now qualifies for a Tier 5 Visa and is eager to secure a UK club for the 2019 season following an outstanding maiden stint abroad in 2018. He excelled for Merrion in the Leinster League, topping the LCU wicket charts (41 wickets at 14.95) alongside 496 runs at 29.31, helping his side to the Allan Murray and Irish Cup finals and LCU league title. 


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Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 7 12 4 186 70* 23.25 807 352 15 4-21 23.46
List A 4 3 0 77 57 25.66 18 16 0 - -
Twenty20 3 2 0 26 19 13 20 25 1 1-17 25

Statistical record last updated 21st May, 2019
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Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Merrion (2018) 22 17 1 496 58 29.31 157 613 41 6/8 14.95