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Ravi Bishnoi Biography: Ravi Bishnoi travelled a journey from working as a mason to build a cricket academy to becoming the highest wicket-taker of the ICC U19 World Cup 2022 tournament. Notably, Ravi’s 17 wickets in the tournament is the most by an Indian player in the history of the tournament.
Ravi Bishnoi gained attention during the BCCI Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2019 where he represented Rajasthan and took 17 wickets in 7 matches. Notably, he was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
This performance helped him secure a spot in the U19 Cricket World cup 2020. Check Ravi Bishnoi’s biography and Ravi Bishnoi’s hard journey to cricket with stats, family, IPL, bowling figures and more.
Ravi Bishnoi Biography – Overview
|Date of Birth||September 05, 2000|
Father – Mangilal Bishnoi
|Mother – Sohni Devi|
Brother – Ashok Bishnoi
Sister – Anita Bishnoi and Rinku Bishnoi
School – Mahavir Public School, Jodhpur
|College – NA|
|Professional||Cricketer – Bowler|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm leg-break|
Rajasthan, India U19 A, India U19, India A, Punjab Kings, India, Lucknow Super Giants
List A – JK vs Rajasthan at Jaipur – September 27, 2019
T20 – Rajasthan vs Tamil Nadu at Surat – February 21, 2019
T20I – India vs West Indies at Kolkata – February 16, 2022
|ODI – NA|
|Test – NA|
Pradyot Singh and Shahrukh Pathan
Virat Kohli, Shane Warne, Anil Kumble
Ravi Bishnoi Early Life
- Ravi Bishnoi was born and raised in the Birami village of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
- His father Mangilal Bishnoi was the headmaster of a local government school.
- He and his brother used to go out and play cricket on weekends under a strict condition that they have to return back home before their father returns in the evening.
- His mother Sohni Devi was really into cricket and used to watch matches when his father went to school.
- Due to the lack of cricket culture and facilities in West Rajasthan, he, along with his friends and with the help of two coaches built a cricket academy named Spartans Cricket Academy where they themselves did all the mason work owing to financial difficulties so that he could train.
- Bishnoi used to travel on his bicycle to his academy which was 20 km away from his home.
- Ravi used to bowl medium-fast, however, upon the advice of his coach Shahrukh Pathan, he started bowling spin.
- In 2018, Ravi Bishnoi skipped his 12th board exams on getting the opportunity to bowl at the nets of Rajasthan Royals camp in Jaipur.
Ravi Bishnoi Domestic Career
- He made his Twenty20 debut for Rajasthan in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 21 February 2019.
- He represented Rajasthan in BCCI Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2019, where he took 17 wickets in 7 matches.
- He was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. This performance helped him secure a spot in the U19 Cricket World cup 2020.
- He made his List A debut on 27 September 2019, for Rajasthan in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
- In October 2019, he was named in India A’s squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.
Ravi Bishnoi International Career
- In January 2022, Bishnoi was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their home series against the West Indies.
- He made his T20I debut on 16 February 2022, for India against the West Indies cricket team, taking two wickets for 17 runs and being named the player of the match.
- In December 2019, he was named in India’s squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
- On 21 January 2020, in India’s match against Japan, Bishnoi took four wickets without conceding a run, before finishing his spell with four wickets for five runs from eight overs, with India winning by ten wickets, and he was named the man of the match.
- He finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker.
Ravi Bishnoi IPL Career
- In December 2019, in the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League.
- On 20 September 2020, Bishnoi made his IPL debut against Delhi Capitals and picked up Rishabh Pant as his maiden wicket and finished with the bowling figures 1/22 in four overs, but ended up on the losing side.
- He finished the season with 12 wickets and was nominated for the Emerging Player award.
- In February 2022, Bishnoi was drafted in by the new franchise Lucknow Super Giants ahead of the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.
Ravi Bishnoi Batting Stats
Ravi Bishnoi Bowling Stats