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Sachin Baby

India | All-Rounder (Spin)

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Sachin Baby
Born18/12/1988
Country India
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Spin)
Player RoleLH Top-Order Bat | RA Off-Break
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsIndia A, India B, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Kerala

 

Sachin Baby (30) is a proven run-getter, useful off-spinner and leader-of-men who currently skippers Kerala in Indian domestic cricket. He has captained Kerala for several seasons and guided his side to their first-ever Ranji Trophy quarter-final during their record-breaking 2017/18 campaign.

A winter of turmoil in the Kerala camp had the potential to derail their prior season’s exploits, however, head coach Dave Whatmore and the skipper have resurrected the divided changing room and taken them to a semi-final berth against defending champions Vidarbha.

Whilst last summer, Baby failed to replicate his run-scoring spree of the previous 2016/17 season, where he struck 624 runs at 62.40 to include his career-best 250*, it was his captaincy that came to the fore. Nevertheless, he has returned to his run-scoring ways during the 2018/19 Ranji campaign, hitting 2 centuries amongst 479 runs at 34.21 (alongside 278 runs at 39.71 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy – India’s premier domestic 50-over tournament).

Baby’s journey began on December 11, 1988, when a 15-year-old Sachin Tendulkar scored a century on his first-class debut at the Wankhede Stadium. A week later, a baby boy was born in Thodupuzha, Kerala, and his cricket-mad father PC Baby, quite naturally, named him Sachin.

Unlike the legend he is named after, Sachin Baby bats left-handed. He has been a regular member of Kerala's middle order since his debut in 2009, but it took him till his 25th first-class match, in December 2014, to score his first hundred, an unbeaten 200 against Hyderabad.

He was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad in the 2013 season, though he only got to play one match, and three years later, Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him at the 2016 auction for his base price of INR 10 lakh. In January 2018, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL auction. However, he wasn’t picked up at the 2019 draft, thus is subsequently looking to ply his trade abroad in 2019.

The Kerala skipper would be a high-profile signing for any UK club. He not only brings with him plenty of runs and wickets, but extensive leadership experience that will benefit any club he plays for this summer. He also benefits from accommodation in Guildford (Surrey), but is happy to consider options all over the UK.

 

Last Updated

24/01/2019

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 64 98 7 2921 250* 32.09 774 403 9 3-24 44.77
List A 64 60 7 2088 104* 39.39 330 276 7 2-11 39.42
Twenty20 69 53 6 1113 79 23.68 94 133 3 2-4 44.33

Statistical record last updated 12th June, 2019
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