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Kumar Kushagra Cricketer Wiki, Stats, IPL 2024 Contract and Other Key points

Kumar Kushagra Cricketer Wiki, Stats, IPL Contract and Other Key pointsKumar Kushagra Cricketer Wiki, Stats, IPL Contract and Other Key points

Kumar Kushagra is the 19-year-old wicket-keeping batter from Jharkhand. His talent and potential were evident from a young age and he quickly rose through the ranks of domestic cricket. But it was his performance in the 2023 Vijay Hazare Trophy that truly put him on the map. His audacious 67 off 37 balls, laced with five sixes showed his power-hitting abilities and fearless attitude. This knock caught the attention of IPL franchises and soon Kushagra became one of the hottest prospects in the 2024 auction.

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Personal Information

Full NameKumar Kushagra
Date of Birth23 October 2004
Place of BirthBokaro, Jharkhand, India
Playing RoleWicket-keeper batter
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm off-break (rarely used)
Height1.77 meters (5′ 10″)
Weight68 kg (150 lbs)
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Marital StatusSingle
EducationPursuing graduation
Languages SpokenHindi, English
Hobbies/InterestsReading, Watching movies, Playing video games
Favorite FoodChole Bhature
Jersey Number56 (for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024)
Role Model/InspirationMS Dhoni
Teams Played ForJharkhand, East Zone (domestic), India U-19, Delhi Capitals (IPL)
Domestic TeamJharkhand
IPL TeamDelhi Capitals
International DebutNone yet
Career Span2016-present
Major Achievements
Youngest player to score 250 runs in a first-class innings (266 in Ranji Trophy 2022)
Highest score in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 (67 off 37 balls)
Bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs. 7.2 crore in IPL 2024 auction

The IPL auction is always a nerve-wracking affair but for Kushagra, it was an unforgettable experience. As his name came up, there was a flurry of bids from various franchises. The bidding started at a modest Rs. 50 lakh, but it quickly escalated. Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore all entered the fray driving the price up. However, it was the Delhi Capitals who emerged victorious, acquiring Kushagra for a whopping Rs. 7.2 crore.

The moment his name was announced as a Delhi Capitals player, Kushagra’s face lit up with a mix of emotions – disbelief, excitement, and joy. He had just realized his dream of playing in the biggest T20 league in the world. The price tag, although hefty, was a testament to the faith that the Delhi Capitals management had in his talent.

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Overall Career Stats (Domestic Stats)

Kumar Kushagra: Career Stats

FormatMatchesRunsHighest ScoreAvg100s50sStrike RateFoursSixesCtStDot Balls
List A2771011630.431579.599733368617

Additional Stats:

  • Youngest player to score 250+ runs in a Ranji Trophy innings (266 in 2022)
  • Highest score in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 (67 off 37 balls)
  • Bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs. 7.2 crore in IPL 2024 auction (highest price for an uncapped player)
  • Wicket-keeping: Has taken 36 catches and 22 stumpings across formats, with an impressive accuracy rate.
  • Right-arm off-break bowler: A handy bowling option, though rarely used. Has taken 3 wickets in T20s with an economy of 7.60.
Debut Matches of Kumar Kushagra
DebutJharkhand vs Delhi at Guwahati – February 24 – 27, 2022
DebutJharkhand vs M. Pradesh at Indore – February 20, 2021
DebutJharkhand vs Rajasthan at Vadodara – November 04, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

When was Kumar Kushagra born?

Kumar Kushagra was born on October 23, 2004.

What is Kumar Kushagra’s batting style?

Kushagra is a right-handed batsman known for his aggressive strokeplay and powerful hitting.

How did Kushagra perform in the recent IPL auction?

Kushagra sparked a bidding war at the 2024 IPL auction, eventually being acquired by Delhi Capitals for a remarkable Rs. 7.2 crore.

What is Kumar Kushagra’s height and weight?

He stands at 1.77 meters (5′ 10″) and weighs 68 kg (150 lbs).

Which IPL team did Kumar Kushagra play for in 2024?

Kumar Kushagra played for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2024.

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