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Chetan Sakariya Biography: The Rising Star of Indian Cricket

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There was a time when there were not more than 1 or 2 quality bowlers on the national side, but the IPL has played a pivotal role in significantly elevating India’s bench strength. Among the exceptional discoveries in the IPL is Chetan Sakariya, a talented 25-year-old left-arm pacer, who has emerged as one of the best finds for Indian cricket. With impeccable accuracy in his bowling and a keen sense of his strengths, he dominates the game. Adding to his prowess, his exceptional fielding skills provide an added advantage on the field. Let’s delve deeper into the journey of this incredibly young and gifted gem of Indian Cricket.

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About Chetan Sakariya

Name Chetan Sakariya
Born 28 February 1998 (age 25)
Place of Birth Vartej, Gujarat, India
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Left-arm medium-fast
National side India (2021)
Only ODI Cap 23 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut 28 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
IPL Team DC
Major team played for India, Rest Of India, Delhi Capitals, RR, Saurashtra

Early Life

Hailing from a modest village in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, Chetan Sakariya’s journey began with the unwavering support of his family, despite their limited means. Financial backing from his maternal uncle kickstarted his cricketing career, a testament to the family’s belief in his talent. Sheldon Jackson, a domestic cricketer, extended a helping hand by gifting him a pair of shoes as Chetan couldn’t afford them.


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Domestic Career

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Sakariya made his List A debut for Saurashtra on 22nd February 2018 in Vijay Hazare 2017-2018. He played in the Ranji Trophy season the same year on 20th November, picking up a 5 wicket haul in his first innings. C Sakariya first played in Sayed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 21st February 2019.

C Sakariya International Career

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During June 2021, Chetan Sakariya earned a spot in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for the series against Sri Lanka. On 23rd July 2021, he marked his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka, taking his maiden international wicket of Bhanuka Rajapaksa and concluding with impressive figures of 2 for 38. Later, on 28th July 2021, Chetan Sakariya made his T20I debut for India against Sri Lanka, further showcasing his potential on the international stage.


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Chetan Sakariya Stats

  • Bowling Stats of Chetan Sakariya
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODI 1 1 48 34 2 2/34 2/34 17.00 4.25 24.0 0 0 0
T20I 2 1 22 34 1 1/34 1/34 34.00 9.27 22.0 0 0 0
FC 28 49 4628 2424 85 6/38 9/93 28.51 3.14 54.4 1 5 0
List A 23 23 1177 1007 37 5/62 5/62 27.21 5.13 31.8 0 1 0
T20 46 45 1022 1311 65 5/11 5/11 20.16 7.69 15.7 2 1 0
  • Chetan Sakariya Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODI 1 1 1 0 0* 1 0.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
T20I 2 1 1 5 5* 9 55.55 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC 28 39 18 326 45 15.52 973 33.50 0 0 27 10 11 0
List A 23 7 7 67 36* 39 171.79 0 0 6 5 12 0
T20 46 10 3 25 7 3.57 42 59.52 0 0 3 0 13 0

Chetan Sakariya IPL

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Based on his performance in the domestic circuit, Sakariya was picked by Rajasthan Royals in the auction for the 2021 season. He made his debut against Punjab Kings and picked up 3 wickets in that match. In the IPL Auction 2023, the Delhi franchise acquired the services of Chetan Sakariya for Rs 4.20 Cr.


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Chetan Sakariya IPL Stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats of Chetan Sakariya 
YEAR MAT NO RUNS HS AVG BF SR 100 50 4S 6S CT ST
Career 19 2 20 7 3.33 31 64.52 0 0 3 0 6 0
2023 2 1 4 4 4.00 6 66.67 0 0 1 0 0 0
2022 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2021 14 1 16 7 3.20 25 64.00 0 0 2 0 4 0
  • Chetan Sakariya Bowling Stats
YEAR MAT BALLS RUNS WKTS BBM AVE ECON SR 4W 5W
Career 19 426 599 20 3/31 29.95 8.44 21.30 0 0
2023 2 48 89 3 2/53 29.67 11.13 16.00 0 0
2022 3 66 84 3 2/23 28.00 7.64 22.00 0 0
2021 14 312 426 14 3/31 30.42 8.19 22.28 0 0

Unknown facts about Chetan Sakariya

  • He wanted to be a batsman first, but later on, his interest shifted to fast bowling.
  • He tried copying the style of Pakistan bowler Junaid Khan.
  • Until the age of 16, he did not receive any formal coaching. He was self-trained.
  • Sakariya’s impressive performances at the domestic level for Saurashtra helped him secure the scholarship to train under Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation.

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