Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style Left-arm orthodox
Test Debut NA
ODI Debut NA
T20 Debut NA
IPL Debut vs Delhi Capitals at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Apr 20, 2019
- Punjab Kings
Harpreet Brar overview
Harpreet Brar is an Indian cricketer. He was born in Moga, Punjab on 16th September 1995. The 25-year-old cricketer is a left-arm orthodox spinner as well as a left-hand batsman.
The spinner had made a fabulous record of scalping 10 wickets in a single innings seven years ago, although in a district-level match. Playing against Hoshiarpur district Harpreet scalped 5 wickets in the first innings and 10 wickets in the second innings to steer the side to the victory. Harpreet later revealed that although it was a district-level match, he became ecstatic just after having thought that he touched the feat legendary Anil Kumble had set by capturing 10 wickets against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla in 1999.
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
Harpreet Brar used to play gully cricket and started thinking about cricket seriously about the game since 2007. He began training under the coaching of Sanjeev Sharma at his school in Zirakpur. But at that time, he was primarily a batsman and used to do bowl occasionally. Following the coach's advice, Harpreet changed his focus from batting to spin bowling and polished his bowling at Bharti Vij academy for around five years. Then his journey in mainstream cricket began with a berth in the under-16 state team for Vijay Merchant Trophy. Harpreet made his debut in senior-level cricket, playing for the under-23 Indian team against the touring under-23 Bangladesh team. Brar however failed to impress, remaining wicket-less at the cost of 34 runs in 8 overs, and with the bat, he remained 2 not out. He has played in only 4 List ‘A’ matches and captured 5 wickets so far with his bowling figure of 4 for 43.
Harpreet Brar was bought by Kings XI Punjab for the 2019 IPL for a base price of Rs 20 lakh. The spinner had also auditioned with the Punjab team on four occasions previously and he was rejected on each of the four occasions. But finally making his debut in the T20 domestic that was the IPL match for Kings XI Punjab in 2019 against Delhi Capitals Harpreet Brar remained wicket-less. Harpreet had participated in only 2 matches in his first season. The spinner also, playing in only one match for the same franchise team in 2020 IPL remained wicket-less. Harpreet Brar has also been retained by Punjab Kings (previous name Kings XI Punjab) for the 2021 IPL.
Harpreet Brar has so far participated in 19 matches and bagged 21 wickets at an economy rate of 4.41. He also has scored 77 runs in as many matches.
Harpreet Brar has also achieved the feat of taking 10 wickets in an innings.