Siddarth Kaul

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Siddharth Kaul
Personal information
Full name Siddarth Kaul
Born (1990-05-19) 19 May 1990 (age 28)
Pathankot, Punjab, India
Nickname Sidders, Sidha
Batting Right handed
Bowling Right-arm Fast-medium
Role Bowler
Relations Uday Kaul (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 221) 12 July 2018 v England
Last ODI 25 September 2018 v Afghanistan
ODI shirt no. 66 (formerly 8)
T20I debut (cap 75) 29 June 2018 v Ireland
Last T20I 8 July 2018 v England
T20I shirt no. 8
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present Punjab
2008 Kolkata Knight Riders
2013–2014 Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 9)
2016–present Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 9)
Career statistics
Competition FC ODI T20I
Matches 58 3 2
Runs scored 613 1
Batting average 10.94 0.50
100s/50s 0/1 - -/-
Top score 50 1
Balls bowled 11146 162 36
Wickets 205 0 3
Bowling average 27.14 - 13.00
5 wickets in innings 12 - 0
10 wickets in match 0 - n/a
Best bowling 6/27 - 2/35
Catches/stumpings 12/0 1/0 0/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 5 December 2018

Siddarth Kaul (born 19 May 1990), also spelt Siddharth Kaul, is an Indian cricketer. A medium pace bowler bowls approx 130 km/h speed, he made his first-class debut for Punjab in 2007. Kaul was a part of the victorious India Under-19s team at the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and was named as one of the players to be drafted for the Indian Premier League, where he signed for the Kolkata Knight Riders. His father, Tej Kaul, played across three seasons in the 1970s for Jammu and Kashmir.

Domestic career

After a successful tournament at the Under 19 world cup in Malaysia, he started his domestic career for his home state of Punjab. But a host of injuries derailed his smooth run and he was more out than in at the first-class level till 2012. But then came the revival and Kaul has managed to spearhead the Punjab bowling line-up since then.[1]

Kaul made his debut for the Punjab cricket team against Orissa in the 2007-08 Ranji Trophy, alongside his brother who was wicket-keeper for the match. He took a five wicket haul in the first innings, and finished with figures of 5/97.[2] He has also made appearances for the Punjab youth teams, at Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 levels.[3]

He was the leading wicket-taker for Punjab in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with twelve dismissals in five matches.[4] In October 2018, he was named in India A's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[5]

Indian Premier League

For the Indian Premier League's inaugural season, a number of members of the victorious India Under-19s team from the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and other specified youngsters were named as players to be drafted by teams in the Indian Premier League, whilst other youth players would have to be chosen to play for their local teams.[6] Kaul was chosen by the Kolkata Knight Riders, based in Kolkata, West Bengal, and captained by Sourav Ganguly.[7]

Sunrisers Hyderabad bid for him in the 2016 season, but he was benched for that season. 2017 saw the skiddy pacer shooting into limelight for his 16 wickets in 10 games playing for SRH.[1] He bowled some crucial overs for the David Warner led team and was an ideal foil to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In January 2018, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL auction.[8] He also had successful 2018 season being a crucial cog in the bowling Attack of SRH that took them to their 2nd finals.[8]

Under-19 career

Kaul was named in the squad for the India U-19s team for the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. He played in all of India's matches as they proceeded to the final, where they defeated the South African U-19 cricket team by 12 runs (adjusted by the DL method).[9] Siddarth was entrusted with the task of bowling the final over[1] by his then skipper Virat Kohli against South Africa in Malaysia, where India won the under-19 World Cup for the second time. The skiddy pacer ended with 10 wickets from 5 games and jointly led the Indian bowling charts alongside Ravindra Jadeja, who was the vice-captain of that side. His 10 wickets came at an average of 15.40, placing him as the joint tenth on the list of highest wicket-takers for the tournament.[10]

A Team career

Kaul was part of India A cricket team for South Africa A Team Triangular Series in 2013 and 2017 South Africa A Team Tri-Series.

International career

In November 2017, he was named in India's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Sri Lanka, but he did not play.[11] In May 2018, he was once again named in India's ODI squad, this time for the series against England, and the Twenty20 International (T20I) matches against England and Ireland.[12] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for India against Ireland on 29 June 2018.[13] He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India against England on 12 July 2018.[14]


  1. ^ a b c "Siddarth Kaul Profile - ICC Ranking, Age, Career Info & Stats". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  2. ^ "Punjab v Orissa in 2007/08". CricketArchive. 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2008-03-12.
  3. ^ "Other matches played by Siddharth Kaul". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  4. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2016/17 - Punjab: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  6. ^ Sriram Veera (2008-03-10). "Draft system for Under-19 players". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  7. ^ "Hopes the biggest draw in low-profile auction". Cricinfo. 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  8. ^ a b "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Final: India Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s at Kuala Lumpur, Mar 2, 2008". Cricinfo. 2008-03-02. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  10. ^ "ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2007/08 - Most wickets". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  11. ^ "Kohli rested for Sri Lanka ODIs; Rohit to lead". ESPN Cricinfo. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Iyer, Rayudu picked for ODIs in England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  13. ^ "2nd T20I, India tour of Ireland and England at Dublin, Jun 29 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  14. ^ "1st ODI, India tour of Ireland and England at Nottingham, Jul 12 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

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