Samit Patel

Country: England
Born: November 30, 1984, Leicester
Height: 5ft 8in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Allrounder

Samit Patel Bio

Samit Rohit Patel, a talented cricketer from England, has left a lasting impression on the sport with his hard-hitting batting skills and admirable slow left-arm bowling. Despite his undeniable talent, Patel’s career has been plagued by struggles to meet fitness expectations and secure a permanent place in the national team.

From a young age, Patel showcased his cricketing prowess, representing England at various levels including Under-15, U-17, and U-19. In 2008, he had his breakthrough international season, impressing spectators and critics alike with his exceptional performance in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Notably, his remarkable figures of 5 for 41 against South Africa at The Oval stood out as a game-changing moment. However, despite early potential, Patel’s career encountered roadblocks due to ongoing concerns about his fitness levels.

Throughout his career, Patel struggled to address the concerns regarding his waistline, limiting his opportunities on the international stage. His left-arm spin, though promising, lacked the finesse needed to trouble the strongest opponents, particularly in the subcontinent. Yet, despite these setbacks, Patel’s dedication to improvement cannot be doubted.

In 2011, Patel finally reached the fitness standards set by England, earning himself a recall to the limited-overs squad after a two and a half year hiatus. Remarkably, that season saw Patel reach over 1000 first-class runs and pick up 33 wickets for Nottinghamshire, marking a significant turning point in his cricketing career. Moreover, his performances during England’s challenging tour of India in 2012 earned him praise, as he contributed 160 runs at an average of 40.

Subsequently, Patel received his first Test call-up for England’s tour of Sri Lanka in March 2012. Unfortunately, he failed to leave a lasting impact during this tour and subsequent tests in India the following season. Nevertheless, Patel experienced a surprising resurgence as he was unexpectedly called up as England’s third spinner for a Test series against Pakistan in the UAE in 2015. In the third Test, he showcased his abilities, taking three wickets in a Pakistan victory.

Following his international outings, Patel shifted his focus to county cricket, where he found great success. In 2013, his exceptional performance of 3 for 21 from seven overs led Nottinghamshire to victory in the Yorkshire Bank 40 tournament, their first limited-overs trophy in over 20 years. Patel’s contributions continued in the 2017 season, playing a pivotal role in Nottinghamshire’s promotion to the first division of the Championship and subsequent victories in both limited-overs competitions. Notably, he scored an unbeaten 122 against Essex in the semi-final, assisting in an astonishing record-breaking 50-over chase.

Patel’s remarkable achievements throughout his career did not go unnoticed, as he was awarded the Player-of-the-Match in the T20 final at Edgbaston in 2017. His knock of 64 off 42 balls against Birmingham Bears demonstrated his ability to perform under pressure and contribute significantly to his team’s success.

Although Patel’s international career may have come to a close, his impact on county cricket remains noteworthy. He has proven himself as a talented all-rounder, consistently delivering match-winning performances for Nottinghamshire. Patel’s dedication, determination, and innate cricketing skills have established him as one of the most formidable players in county cricket, leaving a lasting legacy within the sport.

Samit Patel Career Stats

Samit Patel Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 9 0 151 42 16.77 338 44.67 0 0 16 1 3 0
T20Is 18 14 2 189 67 15.75 173 109.24 0 1 17 5 3 0
ODIs 36 22 7 482 70* 32.13 517 93.23 0 1 37 12 7 0
FC 231 376 20 12692 257* 35.65 20237 62.71 26 64 - - 140 0
List A 245 212 34 6270 136* 35.22 7343 85.38 8 33 - - 70 0
T20s 396 327 69 6422 90* 24.89 5166 124.31 0 33 581 193 109 0

Samit Patel Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 10 858 421 7 2/27 3/164 60.14 2.94 122.5 0 0 0
T20Is 18 15 252 321 7 2/6 2/6 45.85 7.64 36 0 0 0
ODIs 36 32 1187 1091 24 5/41 5/41 45.45 5.51 49.4 0 1 0
FC 231 - 26909 13650 357 7/68 - 38.23 3.04 75.3 14 5 1
List A 245 - 8319 7491 225 6/13 6/13 33.29 5.4 36.9 3 2 0
T20s 396 365 7187 8748 337 4/5 4/5 25.95 7.3 21.3 3 0 0

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