Ankit Bawne2023-07-27T15:24:00+01:00

Ankit Bawne

Date of Birth 17/12/1992
Age 31
NationalityIndian
Player Status Available
Playing Role Batter
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route (UK) Irish / Dutch Visa
Major Teams India A, India Green, India Blue, Indian Board President’s XI, India U23s, West Zone, Delhi Daredevils, National Cricket Academy, Maharashtra

** Available for the Republic of Ireland & Holland **

Ankit Bawne is an accomplished batter on the national radar courtesy of his recent leadership roles with India A, India Red, and Maharashtra.

The run machine, who made his first-class debut as a 15-year-old, in 2007, played his first India A game in 2017 and has more recently skippered the side.

Bawne has been a key performer for the A side since his debut, hitting notable scores of 162* and 83* (v New Zealand A), 116* (v West Indies), 91* (v Australia A), and 80 (v South Africa A).

At domestic level, Bawne has lorded both the Ranji Trophy (first-class) and Vijay Hazare Trophy (List A) for over a decade. His numbers are quite extraordinary – 7,341 runs at 51.69 with 21 centuries (including 2 doubles) in first-class cricket alongside 3,769 runs at 44.86 with 11 further centuries in List A cricket.

He can boast a raft of accolades, including being part of the second-highest stand for any wicket in first-class cricket - when sharing a 594-run partnership with Swapnil Gugale during the 2016/17 Ranji season. Bawne ended with his career-best 258 not out in the process.

Bawne can also boast a second double century - 204* against Orissa (February 2020), a Duldeep Trophy century for India Blue (121* v India Red), and has averaged 50 plus in 8 Ranji Trophy seasons, namely 257 runs at 51.40 (2010/11), 531 runs at 75.85 (2011/12), 603 runs at 60.30 (2012/13), 846 runs at 76.90 (2013/14), 712 runs at 54.76 (2016/17), 575 runs at 52.27 (2017/18), 785 runs at 60.38 (2019/20),270 runs at 67.50 (2021/22), and just shy in 2022/23 (396 runs at 49.50), plus 4 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, 293 runs at 58.60 (2011/12), 325 runs at 162.50 (2014/15), 460 runs at 51.11 (2017/18), 158 runs at 79.00 (2021/22), 587 runs at 83.85 (2022/23), and just shy in 2020/21 (48.33).

Bawne has been the linchpin of Maharashtra’s batting line-up for more than a decade. He has developed from being a brash teenager who captained the junior India team until an age-related controversy forced him out of contention for the Under-19 World Cup, to an intelligent, highly-driven leader of men, with the record to match.

The India A skipper seems to be treading the right path towards full national honours, and is open to considering European options in 2024.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Edgworth (2016) 3 2 1 145 115* 145.00 2 5 0 0/5 0
Date of Birth 17/12/1992
Age 31
NationalityIndian
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBatter
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route (UK) Irish / Dutch Visa
Major Teams India A, India Green, India Blue, Indian Board President’s XI, India U23s, West Zone, Delhi Daredevils, National Cricket Academy, Maharashtra

** Available for the Republic of Ireland & Holland **

Ankit Bawne is an accomplished batter on the national radar courtesy of his recent leadership roles with India A, India Red, and Maharashtra.

The run machine, who made his first-class debut as a 15-year-old, in 2007, played his first India A game in 2017 and has more recently skippered the side.

Bawne has been a key performer for the A side since his debut, hitting notable scores of 162* and 83* (v New Zealand A), 116* (v West Indies), 91* (v Australia A), and 80 (v South Africa A).

At domestic level, Bawne has lorded both the Ranji Trophy (first-class) and Vijay Hazare Trophy (List A) for over a decade. His numbers are quite extraordinary – 7,341 runs at 51.69 with 21 centuries (including 2 doubles) in first-class cricket alongside 3,769 runs at 44.86 with 11 further centuries in List A cricket.

He can boast a raft of accolades, including being part of the second-highest stand for any wicket in first-class cricket - when sharing a 594-run partnership with Swapnil Gugale during the 2016/17 Ranji season. Bawne ended with his career-best 258 not out in the process.

Bawne can also boast a second double century - 204* against Orissa (February 2020), a Duldeep Trophy century for India Blue (121* v India Red), and has averaged 50 plus in 8 Ranji Trophy seasons, namely 257 runs at 51.40 (2010/11), 531 runs at 75.85 (2011/12), 603 runs at 60.30 (2012/13), 846 runs at 76.90 (2013/14), 712 runs at 54.76 (2016/17), 575 runs at 52.27 (2017/18), 785 runs at 60.38 (2019/20),270 runs at 67.50 (2021/22), and just shy in 2022/23 (396 runs at 49.50), plus 4 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, 293 runs at 58.60 (2011/12), 325 runs at 162.50 (2014/15), 460 runs at 51.11 (2017/18), 158 runs at 79.00 (2021/22), 587 runs at 83.85 (2022/23), and just shy in 2020/21 (48.33).

Bawne has been the linchpin of Maharashtra’s batting line-up for more than a decade. He has developed from being a brash teenager who captained the junior India team until an age-related controversy forced him out of contention for the Under-19 World Cup, to an intelligent, highly-driven leader of men, with the record to match.

The India A skipper seems to be treading the right path towards full national honours, and is open to considering European options in 2024.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Edgworth (2016) 3 2 1 145 115* 145.00 2 5 0 0/5 0
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