Delhi Capitals’ fast bowler Avesh Khan has made waves in domestic cricket as a bowler. The lanky right-arm fast bowler has all the tools and ingredients to become a top pacer in the games to come. He has already impressed all of us in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
The 24-year-old started playing cricket at a tender age under the astute assistance of his father Ashique Khan who used to play cricket at the local level. He made his first-class debut against Railways in 2014. He bagged two wickets in his debut match. Moreover, he was also a part of the 2014 under-19 World Cup team in UAE.
He featured in a couple of fixtures where he took a wicket to his name. Avesh Khan announced his arrival in the under-19 World Cup and led the bowling attack by example. He returned as India’s highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets at a sensational bowling average of 15.08.
Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him for Rs. Rs 10 lakhs for the 2017 mega Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. After featuring for RCB in that season, he then moved to Delhi Capitals for Rs 75 lakhs. He was also retained by DC in IPL 2020 season. He played 15 games so far where he picked up 23 wickets to his name at an average of 18.60.
Avesh Khan to stay with Team India as a net bowler
In the latest development, Avesh Khan will stay back in the UAE only to join the India squad for T20 World Cup as a net bowler for the forthcoming T20 World Cup. BCCI had asked the uncapped Delhi Capitals fast bowler to stay back with Team India after Umran Malik.
There is also a good chance of Avesh Khan getting added to the standby list according to a PTI report. “The national selectors have decided to also include Avesh in the mix. As of now, he will be a net bowler but if the team management feels, he can be upgraded.
“Avesh bowls at an average speed of 142 to 145 clicks, earns disconcerting bounce from the flattest of decks and has been on support staff’s radar for some time,” a BCCI source was quoted as saying by PTI.