Hanuma Vihari overview

Hanuma Vihari is an Indian cricketer who was on born 13 October 1993 and plays for Andhra Pradesh in Indian domestic cricket. He plays as a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler, he was a part of the India Under-19 cricket team which won the 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Australia. Hanuma made his Test debut for India in September 2018.

Hanuma played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the sixth season of the IPL in 2013. He is also remembered for dismissing Chris Gayle for just 1 run after he opened the bowling against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He also scored an unbeaten 46 in the same match and led his team to a good win in a super-over match. Hanuma was instrumental in one-third of Hyderabad's total in the innings against Andhra Pradesh in 2013/14 Ranji Trophy opener at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. He scored 75 runs in the first innings and then scored unbeaten 68 runs in the second.

He scored his first triple century in October 2017, making 302 not out for Andhra against Odisha in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy. He was the leading run-scorer for Andhra in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, with 752 runs in six matches.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 9 16 1 552 111 36.8 1154 47.83 1 0 4 74 2
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 24 23 3 284 46 14.2 321 88.47 0 0 0 23 1

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 9 10 345 180 5 3/37 3/38 3.13 36.0 69.0 0 0
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 24 6 42 47 1 1/5 1/5 6.71 47.0 42.0 0 0

Early signs

In August 2018, he was called up to India's Test squad for the final two Tests against England. He made his Test debut against England on 7 September 2018, in the 5th Test match of India tour of England 2018, and scored his maiden half-century (56 off 124 balls) in the first innings. In that match he also became the final bowler in test cricket to dismiss England’s highest ever test run scorer Alastair Cook.

ODI Career

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Test career

Hanuma Vihari made his test debut on 7th September 2018 at the England at Kennington Oval. He has played 9 matches till date and has scored 552 runs at an average of 36.8 and a strike rate of 47.83. This tally includes 1 hundred and 4 fifties. He has looked like a good fit in the national test team and may find a spot again soon. He last played a test match against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval on 29th Feb 2020. He also has 5 test wickets under his belt.

IPL career

Hanuma made his IPL debut against the Pune warriors at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium on 5th April 2013. Since then, He has played in 24 matches so far and has scored 284 runs at a strike rate of 88.47. He also has a wicket to his name, that of the Universe boss Chris Gayle.

ICC Trophies

At this point, Hanuma is young and hungry which makes him a good value addition to the national team. If he keeps performing in the domestic circuit, he may find a spot in the national teams and may also get to feature in some big international matches in the future. He is a good batsman and also has the ability to take wickets. In short, he is a good pick for an all-rounder in Test Cricket.

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