Ravikumar Samarth

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Ravikumar Samarth
Personal information
Full name Ravikumar Samarth
Born (1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 25)
Mysore, Karnataka, India
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
2013/14–present Karnataka
Career statistics
Competition FC List A T20
Matches 55 32 22
Runs scored 3584 1168 268
Batting average 40.72 41.71 14.10
100s/50s 9/17 4/6 0/0
Top score 235 125 40
Balls bowled 600
Wickets 5
Bowling average 80.20
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/67
Catches/stumpings 54/- 14/– 9/-
Source: Cricinfo, 24 November 2018

Ravikumar Samarth (born 22 January 1993) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Karnataka cricket team. He is a right-handed top-order batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler. He played for Karnataka at various age-group levels such as Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-19, before making his first-class debut in December 2013.[1]

Early and personal life

Samarth did his schooling at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School and B'Com at SBM Jain College which comes under the umbrella of Jain University,[2] Bangalore. While studying at Bishop Cottons, he trained at the Karnataka Institute of Cricket.[3] He also led his school cricket team at the U-14 and U-16 levels, often opening both batting and bowling. He ended leading multiple winning inter-school cricket teams in India. While at school, he was renowned for intensity on the field and his clam demeanor off it. His father Ravikumar works as a clerk in State Bank of India. He has an elder sister Mowna who works at Yahoo!.[1]

According to his father, he was a good sprinter and tennis player.[1]


Samarth played division cricket in the KSCA league. In 2011, he scored over 1200 runs in the national Under-19 tournaments – Vinoo Mankad Trophy and Cooch Behar Trophy.[1]

In 2013, he scored six hundreds from eight innings for KSCA President's XI in the Safi Darashah Trophy, including five hundreds in succession.[3] He made his first-class debut for Karnataka against Mumbai in December 2013 and scored 18 and 75 in that match opening the innings.[4]

In October 2018, he was named in India C's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Watch out for Ravikumar Samarth". Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.jainuniversity.ac.in/
  3. ^ a b "Six of the best". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Ranji Trophy, Group A: Karnataka v Mumbai at Bangalore, Dec 22–25, 2013". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

External links

  • Ravikumar Samarth at ESPNcricinfo
  • Ravikumar Samarth at CricketArchive (subscription required)
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