Priyank Panchal is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler who represents Gujarat in the Indian domestic circuit. Priyank has replaced injured Rohit Sharma in the Indian squad for the Test series against South Africa. He made his first-class debut in 2008.
In an interaction with the Times of India, Panchal revealed he didn’t expect this call-up. He said:
“I’ve been doing well since the last few years for Gujarat and India ‘A’, and I’ve been waiting for this chance for many years, but I didn’t expect to get this chance. This is a pleasant surprise.”
Panchal is a veteran in domestic cricket with a first-class experience of 100 matches, Panchal has scored over 7000 runs including 24 centuries and 25 fifties, including a best of 314 not out, which he scored against Punjab in a breakout 2016-17 season.
Notably, he is the first player from Gujarat to amass more than 1000 runs in one Ranji season and that season was 2016-17. He ended the season as the highest run-getter of the tournament Which Gujarat Won by 5 wickets beating Mumbai to win their first title Moreover, Panchal is one of the best opening batters going around in the Indian domestic circuit.
On that note, let’s take a look at 5 unknown facts about Priyank Panchal.
Priyank Panchal was born on April 09, 1990, in Ahmedabad. He is 31 years old as of now and plays for Gujarat in the domestic circuit.
First-Class and List A Debut
Priyank is a right-handed top-order batsman, who made his List A debut on 27 February 2008 against Maharashtra and first-class debut on November 3 2008 Against Saurashtra.
He holds the record for being Gujarat’s first triple-centurion in first-class cricket.
Priyank Panchal was on a run-scoring spree in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season. He amassed 1310 runs and ended as the leading run-scorer in the tournament.
Part of the Indian squad before
The 31-year-old cricketer was named as standby earlier this year when England toured India for a Test series. He gained some valuable knowledge sharing the dressing room with some of the best in the business.
Panchal Led India A in the Recently-Concluded Unofficial Test series against South Africa where he had a top score of 96 runs in the first four-day match.