Vinay Kumar

Country: India
Born: February 12, 1984, Davanagere, Karnataka
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Bowler

Vinay Kumar Bio

Ranganath Vinay Kumar, commonly known as Vinay Kumar, is a skilled cricket player from India. Born on February 12, 1984, in Davangere, Karnataka, Vinay Kumar is a right-arm seam and swing bowler who is known for his accuracy and variations.

Vinay made his first-class debut in the 2004-2005 season and quickly made an impact by consistently taking over 20 wickets in each of his first three seasons. His ability to deliver legcutters, slower balls, and inswingers added depth to his bowling arsenal. Vinay’s impressive performances earned him a contract with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008.

The breakthrough season for Vinay came in 2009-2010 when he captured a phenomenal 46 wickets while guiding his fast-bowling colleagues, Abhimanyu Mithun and S Aravind, to propel Karnataka into the Ranji Trophy final after an 11-year drought. This remarkable season showcased Vinay’s leadership qualities as he played a crucial role in mentoring the team and inspiring his fellow players to perform at their best.

Vinay’s consistent performances in the IPL earned him a place in the Indian squad for the 2010 ICC World T20 in the West Indies. Although he showed glimpses of his talent on the international stage, Vinay struggled to solidify his position in the Indian team. However, he continued to excel at the domestic level.

The pinnacle of Vinay’s career arrived when he led Karnataka to an unprecedented treble of domestic titles, winning the Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, and Irani Cup for two consecutive seasons in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. Vinay’s contribution with the ball was remarkable, claiming 29 and 48 wickets respectively. Despite his outstanding performance, he was overlooked for a national recall.

Vinay maintained his consistency and finished as Karnataka’s leading wicket-taker during the 2015-2016 season. However, the team failed to progress to the knockout stages of the Ranji Trophy and fell short in their pursuit of additional domestic titles. In the IPL 2015, Vinay’s performance was underwhelming, managing only seven wickets in 13 matches after being acquired by the Mumbai Indians from the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Although Vinay’s international appearances have been limited, his contribution to domestic cricket and his ability to lead Karnataka to multiple titles have showcased his talent and leadership qualities. Despite facing setbacks at the international level, Vinay continues to be a crucial player for his state team, consistently delivering excellent performances in the domestic circuit.

With impressive achievements and a wealth of experience under his belt, Vinay Kumar remains a respected figure in Indian cricket. His skills as a seam and swing bowler, combined with his accuracy and ability to adapt to different game situations, make him a valuable asset for any team he represents.

Vinay Kumar Career Stats

Vinay Kumar Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 11 6 5.5 24 45.83 0 0 2 0 0 0
T20Is 9 1 1 2 2* - 4 50 0 0 0 0 1 0
ODIs 31 13 4 86 27* 9.55 146 58.9 0 0 5 2 6 0
FC 139 181 31 3311 105* 22.07 6862 48.25 2 17 - - 72 0
List A 141 84 29 1198 82 21.78 1334 89.8 0 4 - - 40 0
T20s 181 91 35 861 68 15.37 685 125.69 0 1 58 37 59 0

Vinay Kumar Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 1 78 73 1 1/73 1/73 73 5.61 78 0 0 0
T20Is 9 9 189 247 10 3/24 3/24 24.7 7.84 18.9 0 0 0
ODIs 31 31 1436 1423 38 4/30 4/30 37.44 5.94 37.7 1 0 0
FC 139 - 23931 11312 504 8/32 - 22.44 2.83 47.4 19 26 5
List A 141 - 6828 5488 225 5/34 5/34 24.39 4.82 30.3 11 3 0
T20s 181 180 3721 4869 194 4/4 4/4 25.09 7.85 19.1 3 0 0

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