Ever since the beginning of cricket, Maharashtra has been at the top in terms of producing quality cricketers. Over the years, the state has provided the Indian team with several talented cricketers who have gone on to make it big on the National Scale. These include the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Ajit Agarkar, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, and so on. Yet another promising talent in the offing is 22 years old Darshan Nalkande. Though Nalkande is yet to introduce himself on the global scale, he is already starting to turn heads with some spectacular first-class performances.
Therefore, let’s dig into the life of Darshan Nalkande to find out more about his lifestyle, personal details, bio, career information, teams, stats, and more
Name: Darshan Girish Nalkade
DOB: 4th October 1998
Place Of Birth: Wardha, Maharashtra
Marital Status: Unmarried
Father: Girish Nalkande
Mother: Sapna Nalkande
Brother: Gaurav Nalkande
Darshan Nalkande: Career Information
Hailing from Vidarbha, Darshan Nalkande is a skiddy young fast bowler who has just 5 first class games to his name. He is among the very few to have played in the IPL without a Ranji debut. Though the latter was yet to feature in Vidarbha’s Ranji Squad, the 22 year old was picked up by the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for the 2019 season. Although Nalkande had a modest IPL, he was retained by the franchise for IPL 2020.
Darshan Nalkande’s stint with India-U19 has been the major turning point of his career. He managed to put up a stellar show with both bat and ball for the juniors. He was picked in the India U-19 team for the youth Asia cup and also made it to the probables of the World Cup squad, but couldn’t make the cut into the final squad.
But the 22 year old bounced back with a superb performance in the U-23 CK Nayudu trophy. As a result of his superb performance, he was selected in the Vijay Hazare Squad and made his debut against Maharashtra. And Nalkande didn’t disappoint as he managed to pick up 2 wickets and score an unbeaten 53 while chasing, guiding Vidarbha to an improbable win.
With just 2 domestic games under his belt, he was sold to the Kings XI Punjab at a price of Rs 30 lakhs. Darshan was called up to the Kings XI Punjab trails and displayed his all-round skills which prompted the franchise to swoop him up in the auctions. Over the years, Nalkande has proven to lethal in terms of his bowling. In addition to it, the latter has also become a handy batsman down the order. He has already broken into the top T20 league of the world and its only a matter of time before he takes the league by storm.
- India U19,
- Kings XI Punjab
Darshan Nalkande: Stats
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