Avesh Khan, a nippy seamer, has speed and variations in his armour. Avesh has made a lot of hubbubs in this Indian Premier League (IPL) with his prodigious bowling playing for Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals. The 24-year-old became a sensation when he got Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni’s wicket, a prized possession for him. In the same match, the gutsy bowler also plucked South African legend Faf du Plessis’ scalp.
The fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh was one of India’s main fast bowlers during the U-19 ICC World Cup in 2014 and 2016. He has also represented India A and has toured with the national team as a net bowler on a couple of occasions.
Born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on December 13, 1996, here are some interesting facts about Avesh Khan:
Avesh was a part of the Indian U-19 World Cup squad in 2014. In that edition, he could nibble only a couple of wickets. But at the age of 17, he clocked his speed up to 138 mph. At the 2016 U-19 World Cup, he was the frontline bowler for India.
He ended the tournament as the leading wicket-taker for India with 12 wickets in six games. At 17, he made his U19 debut for India in the 2013-14 Youth Asia Cup.
Ranji and First-Class Form
The youngster made his Ranji Trophy debut for Madhya Pradesh in 2014/15. But could not play the trophy next year because of the U19 World Cup. In 26 First-Class matches, he has 100 scalps at an economy of 3.07 and a strike rate of 44.80. In 16 list A games, he has bagged 10 wickets at an economy of 5.33.
Touring With India
At the age of 21, he got a chance to tour India for the Test series in South Africa. The bowler was selected as a net bowler for the tour. Before the starting of the Indian Premier League, the bowler was reselected as the net bowler for India’s series against England at the former’s home.
He made his IPL debut in the year 2017 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Avesh played the last game of the season and took the wicket of Sanju Samson. He ended the short stint with the figures of 4-0-23-1. In 2018, he was signed up by Delhi Capitals.
He has had played a total of 8 games for DC from 2018-2020. In 2021 he is getting the chances he has deserved. In 3 games, Avesh Khan has picked up 6 scalps, placed at the third position in the IPL 2021 Purple Cap table.
Coached by The Bests
He was coached by Amay Khurasiya in his childhood. The former Indian opener encouraged him to keep his pace up from the very beginning. During his U-19 days, he was polished by Rahul Dravid. At Delhi Captails’ camp, Ricky Ponting is shining his armoury.