The all-rounder who was bought by SRH took 5 wickets for the first time
Played a key role in getting Maharashtra all out for 200 runs in Ranji Trophy
new Delhi. In the mini auction of IPL 2023, many uncapped Indian players were also added by the franchisee. Sunrisers Hyderabad had the most money in their purse, so this team bought the maximum number of 13 players. While Hyderabad bet on batsmen playing international cricket like Harry Brooke and Mayank Agarwal, the Indian bowlers were also bought by this team. One such bowler is Nitish Kumar Reddy of Andhra Pradesh, who was bought by Hyderabad in the IPL auction for a base price of 20 lakhs and on the fourth day after being bought in the auction, the 19-year-old all-rounder took his first 5-wicket haul in first-class cricket. Tried to take Nitish achieved this feat against a strong team like Maharashtra.
Andhra Pradesh won the toss and decided to field first in this Ranji Trophy match being played against Maharashtra. Nitish Kumar made an important contribution in getting Maharashtra bundled out for 200 runs in the first innings. He took five wickets. Nitish got the wicket of Rituraj Gaikwad on his very first ball. Please tell that Rituraj is running in excellent form at this time. He had scored a half-century in the last match against Saurashtra and just before the Ranji Trophy, he had 3 centuries and a double century in 5 matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Apart from getting the wicket of Rituraj Gaikwad, Nitish showed the way to the pavilion to NS Sheikh, captain Ankit Bawne, wicketkeeper SS Navale and S Bachha. Nitish bowled 15 overs. In this, he took 5 wickets by giving 53 runs. Prior to this match, Nitish had taken only 6 wickets in 4 first class matches. At the same time, this batting all-rounder has 10 wickets in List-A cricket. He also bowled brilliantly against Tamil Nadu in the last match and took 4 wickets for 37 runs in 15 overs. He made his first class debut against Kerala 2 years ago.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 27, 2022, 16:46 IST