Ankit Rajpoot Biography
Ankit Rajpoot is a bowler who comes from the Kanpur region in Uttar Pradesh. He has amassed plenty of experience in the IPL over the years.
Ankit Rajpoot has had an IPL career spanning teams like Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. He even played for the Uttar Pradesh team in the Ranji Trophy.
Ankit Rajpoot kicked off his IPL career with the Chennai Super Kings in 2013. In his debut season, he picked up 2 wickets, with a best score of 1 for 25 runs.
Ankit Rajpoot then had a brief hiatus from the IPL as he went unsold in 2014 and 2015. Then in 2016, the Kolkata Knight Riders gave him a chance to shine. He repaid them with three wickets in 2016 with a best score of 1 for 14 runs. Then, a year later, he bagged five wickets with a figure of 3 for 37.
Finally, the Kings XI Punjab took him in in 2018 and he worked wonders for them. Out of eight matches, he racked up 11 wickets and had career best figures of 5 for 14.
Punjab had shelled out Rs 3 crores for his services and he made sure he was worth every penny.
IPL 2019 Expectations
Ankit Rajpoot enters into his second season with the Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2019. Skipper Ravichandran Ashwin has placed a lot of faith in the 25-year old.
He has even earned high praise from the likes of former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad. His fifer came against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
He snatched two Man of the Match awards and has been a valuable asset to Kings XI Punjab. Ravichandran Ashwin will be relying on him to deliver once again in IPL 2019 and deliver he will.