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Krishnappa Gowtham Biography – Story of the Hidden Hero Discovered in IPL

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Krishnappa Gowtham, born on October 20, 1988, is an Indian cricketer renowned for representing Karnataka. He stepped onto the international stage in July 2021, marking his debut for India. Notably, his father, M. Krishnappa, has a legacy in Karnataka’s kabaddi realm. Standing at a height of 1.88 meters, Gowtham excels as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. He’s recognized for his versatility, serving as a valuable bowling all-rounder. Krishnappa Gowtham plays for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2024. Let’s take a look at Krishnappa Gowtham career, IPL team, stats, etc.

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About Krishnappa Gowtham

Full Name Krishnappa Gowtham
Born 20 October 1988 (age 35)
Place of Birth Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off-break
Role Bowling all-rounder
National side India (2021)
Only ODI (cap) 23 July 2021 v Sri Lanka (238)
ODI Shirt No. 34
IPL Team LSG
IPL Team Price 90 Lakhs
Teams Played for India, Karnataka, CSK, LSG, PBKS, MI, RR

Krishnappa Gowtham Domestic Career

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Gowtham’s professional career began when he was picked for the under-15 zonal tournament in Bangalore where he emerged as the second-highest wicket-taker. He played his first Ranji Trophy game for Karnataka in November 2012, against Bengal, and picked up two wickets, both in the second innings.

In the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy season, Krishnappa Gowtham picked up two consecutive five-wicket hauls, against Delhi and Assam, helping his team win both the games. In the latter game, he returned his career-best figures of 7/108. In 2017 he scored his maiden first-class century playing for Karnataka.

In October 2018, he earned selection in India B’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. On 23 August 2019, during a Karnataka Premier League (KPL) encounter between Bellary Tuskers and Shivamogga Lions, Gowtham showcased a remarkable performance, scoring 134 runs off just 56 deliveries and claiming 8 wickets for 15 runs.

In October 2019, he once again found himself named in India B’s squad, this time for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.


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Krishnappa Gowtham in IPL

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K Gowtham with KL Rahul, Image Source- ESPNcricinfo

Krishnappa Gowtham, the versatile all-rounder from Karnataka, was acquired by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 6.2 crore during the 2018 IPL auction, marking a pivotal moment in his career. Reflecting on that memorable day, he fondly recalls the fairy tale unfolding in his life. He stated,

“The most interesting thing I can remember from that 2018 auction day is that I had to charge my phone thrice. It just didn’t stop ringing. I was dreaming that day”

Continuing his journey in the Indian Premier League, in February 2022, Lucknow Super Giants secured his services in the IPL 2022 auction. Remarkably, he remained a crucial part of the Lucknow Super Giants squad in IPL 2024, showcasing his consistency and value to the team

Krishnappa Gowtham International Career

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In January 2021, Gowtham earned recognition as one of the five net bowlers selected for India’s Test squad during their series against England. Subsequently, in June 2021, he secured his place in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for the series against Sri Lanka.

His debut in ODI cricket came on 23 July 2021, representing India against Sri Lanka. Notably, his inaugural international wicket was that of Minod Bhanuka, marking a memorable start to his journey in international cricket.

Krishnappa Gowtham Wife

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Krishnappa Gowtham’s wife’s name is Archana Sundar. The couple got married in December 2019.


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Krishnappa Gowtham Career Stats

  • Bowling
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODIs 1 1 48 49 1 1/49 1/49 49.00 6.12 48.0 0 0 0
FC 59 107 12796 6103 224 8/60 14/170 27.24 2.86 57.1 7 14 2
List A 68 67 3612 2846 96 5/28 5/28 29.64 4.72 37.6 4 2 0
T20s 91 90 1722 2048 74 4/19 4/19 27.67 7.13 23.2 1 0 0
  • Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 1 1 0 2 2 2.00 3 66.66 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC 59 77 5 1419 149 19.70 1843 76.99 1 5 130 57 18 0
List A 68 47 10 630 57* 17.02 470 134.04 0 1 46 40 26 0
T20s 91 66 18 734 60 15.29 464 158.18 0 2 62 40 31 0

Krishnappa Gowtham IPL Stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats
YEAR MAT NO RUNS HS AVG BF SR 100 50 4S 6S CT ST
Career 35 9 247 33* 13.72 148 166.89 0 0 15 17 20 0
2023 7 3 61 23 15.25 37 164.86 0 0 2 5 6 0
2022 4 0 0 0 0.00 1 0.00 0 0 0 0 4 0
2020 2 1 42 22* 42.00 27 155.55 0 0 3 2 0 0
2019 7 1 18 9 6.00 19 94.73 0 0 1 1 0 0
2018 15 4 126 33* 14.00 64 196.87 0 0 9 9 10 0
  • Bowling
YEAR MAT BALLS RUNS WKTS BBM AVE ECON SR 4W 5W
Career 35 576 779 21 2/12 37.10 8.11 27.43 0 0
2023 7 96 118 3 1/10 39.33 7.38 32.00 0 0
2022 4 72 99 5 2/30 19.80 8.25 14.40 0 0
2020 2 48 84 1 1/45 84.00 10.50 48.00 0 0
2019 7 120 166 1 1/32 166.00 8.30 120.00 0 0
2018 15 240 312 11 2/12 28.36 7.80 21.81 0 0

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