Rahul Tewatia overview

Rahul Tewatia is an Indian cricketer. He was born in Sihi village, Haryana. He is a left-hand batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler. His father Krishan Pal Tewatia is a criminal advocate. Rahul was passionate about the game since his childhood. He used to play cricket with a plastic ball and bat with one of his father's friends and following the friend's advice Rahul was put into the cricket.

Rahul started learning the game at Cricket Gurukul, the coaching academy run by former India wicket-keeper Vijay Yadav. He was only eight years old at that time. Vijay Yadav later revealed in a media conversation that Rahul was mentally and physically tough. But despite having impressed his coach with his hard-hitting batting ability, it became initially tough for Rahul to get into the Ranji Trophy as Haryana had reputed spinners at that time like Amit Misra, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Jayant Yadav.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 34 23 11 366 53 30.5 272 134.56 0 0 1 24 20

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 34 32 572 680 24 3/18 3/18 7.13 28.33 23.83 0 0

Early signs

Rahul Tewatia represented Haryana in under-15, under-19, and under-22 level. Still, he was struggling to find a place in the Ranji Trophy side. He finally was able to make his debut in a Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka in 2013 and scored only 17 runs in total, in both innings, and became wicket-less. However, he has played in only seven Ranji Trophy matches ad scored 190 runs, and scalped 17 wickets. His best bowling figure in the Ranji Trophy match has been 9 for 157. Rahul Tewatia made his debut in List ‘A’ game in Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2017 against Orissa. He proved his coach Vijay Yadav’s guessing was right that Rahul’s game would suit limited over and shortest format of the game. In his maiden List, 'A' match against Orissa Rahul managed only one wicket but showed a glimpse of his potential, exhibiting an unbeaten 62 off 51 deliveries. Rahul has played in 21 List ‘A’ matches and scored 484 runs with a strike rate of 113.08 where his score has been unbeaten 91. He has scalped 27 wickets in as many matches.

ODI Career

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Test career

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IPL career

Rahul Tewatia has been playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the last six years. He made his debut in the League in 2014, being purchased by Rajasthan Royals. In his opening season, Rahul Tewatia obtained the opportunity to play in only 3 matches and he scored 16 runs and managed only 2 wickets. Rahul was bought by Kings XI Punjab in 2017 and the next year in 2018 Rahul switched over to Delhi Capitals. In the 2019 IPL Rahul set the record of joint-record of taking maximum catches (4) by a non-wicket-keeper in IPL innings. Rahul again was bought by Rajasthan Royals ahead 2020 IPL and last year he scored 255 runs in 14 matches ad scalped 10 wickets. The all-rounder has scored 366 runs in 34 matches ad picked up 24 wickets in the IPL so far.

T20 Career

Rahul Tewatia has participated in 68 Twenty20 matches and scored 965 runs at an average of 32.16 and captured 42 wickets. His best score in the T20 has been 59 not out and with the ball, his best figure has been 3 for 18.

ICC Trophies

Rahul Tewatia: the journey of a village boy to establish as a professional cricketer.

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