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Sagar Udeshi

India | Bowler (Spin)

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Sagar Udeshi
Born14/10/1986
Country India
Player Status Available
Player Type Bowler (Spin)
Player RoleSLA Orthodox Spin | LH Lower-Order Bat
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsChilaw Marians Cricket Club

 

Sagar Udeshi (32) is a left-arm spinner of some pedigree, who dominated the wicket-charts in Sri Lankan’s Premier League Tournament (Tier A) in 2018/19. The Indian tweaker finished second to International Malinda Pushpakumara on the first-class wicket charts, taking 6 five wicket hauls amongst 57 wickets at 20.80 for Chilaw Marians. 

His first-class debut was a long time coming, following years of toil in Mumbai’s club scene. He played a solitary List A match for Puducherry in September 2018, where he impressed, routing Manipur for 120, taking figures of 4-20, in a Puducherry side featuring Indian stars Abhishek Nayar, Pankaj Singh, Siddharth Trivedi and Paras Dogra.

However, first-class cricket had evaded Udeshi over the years, so when an opportunity was presented to play professional cricket in Sri Lanka, he jumped at the chance. Playing for Chilaw Marians in Sri Lanka’s top-flight first-class competition, the left-arm spinner starred – topping the side’s wicket-charts and finishing as the second-leading wicket-taker overall with 57 wickets at 20.80, ahead of notable tweakers Tharindu Ratnayake and Chamikara Edirisinghe. 

His success, though, came as no surprise. He has dominated Times Shield Cricket in Mumbai over many years and, has done likewise with two English stints – both with Ryhope in the Durham Cricket League. During his 2 seasons in the North East (2016-17), the Indian tweaker took 119 wickets at 10.87 and was, without doubt, the league’s stand-out bowler.

Unfortunately, due to immigration regulations, Udeshi couldn’t return in 2018, but, now he has played 5 first-class games, he qualifies for a Tier 5 visa to return to the UK as a professional in 2019. A high-class, proven performer, and player that comes highly recommended by numerous sources.

 

Last Updated

12/02/2019

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 8 12 5 92 16* 13.14 2524 1186 57 6-70 20.8

Statistical record last updated 17th February, 2019
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Ryhope (2017) 23 19 4 193 25 12.87 186 585 51 5/12 11.47
Ryhope (2016) 24 19 2 391 50 23.00 215.4 595 62 7/16 9.60