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Nitin Saini

India | Wicket-Keeper

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Nitin Saini
Born28/10/1988
Country India
Player Status Available
Player Type Wicket-Keeper
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | Wicket-Keeper
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsIndia A, North Zone, Haryana, Kings XI Punjab

 

Nitin Saini (30) is a high-class wicket-keeper batsman who has graced domestic cricket for over a decade. A legend of Haryana cricket, the former India A and Kings XI Punjab star has scored 4,466 runs at 33.83 with 12 centuries and 20 fifties for the State in Ranji Trophy cricket, since his debut in January 2007. Add a further 353 runs at 58.83 for the North Zone and 66 in his solitary India A outing sees Saini nudging 5,000 first-class runs alongside 2,000 plus runs in white ball cricket.

During his illustrious career, Saini has enjoyed several barnstorming Ranji Trophy seasons – none more so than his 989-run 2016/17 season, which culminated with his India A inclusion against the touring Bangladeshi’s in February 2017. His tally included 4 hundreds – a highest score of 227 – two further half centuries and a season average of 61.81. This summer backed up his previous six seasons, where he averaged between 24.21 and 47.

Saini was also a key member of the Kings XI Punjab side during the 2012 IPL tournament, however (and surprisingly) he hasn’t featured since. Due to injury, he only played 1 match for Haryana in 2017/18, but returned to the fold in 2018/19, albeit, failed to replicate his prior success. With this in mind, the run machine is eager to spend a summer plying his trade in the UK in 2019. A quality player and someone we’d strongly recommend.

 

Last Updated

10/01/2019

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 84 146 6 4831 227 34.5 266 157 6 2-28 26.16
List A 62 62 7 1390 105 25.27 18 11 0 - -
Twenty20 57 51 5 858 74* 18.65 - - - - -

Statistical record last updated 12th June, 2019
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