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Meet Ravi Bishnoi: Young & Talented Spinner Making Waves in Cricket

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It was the final of the 2020 Under-19 World Cup played between India and Bangladesh. Batting first, India was constrained to a low total of 177 and things were quite easy from there for Bangladesh. The chase looked comfortable after a 50-run opening partnership until Ravi Bishnoi made his entrance. Suddenly, Bangladesh collapsed to 65 for 4 and all of those four wickets were of Ravi Bishnoi’s deliveries. But the target set by India was too low for a comeback. Bangladesh won the Under-19 World Cup for the first time in its history, but everyone already knew that the boy from Jodhpur is going to reach great heights. In this blog, we will look at Cricketer Ravi Bishnoi’s career, age, net worth, stats, IPL, social media, etc.

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About Cricketer Ravi Bishnoi

NameRavi Bishnoi
Born5 September 2000
Place of BirthJodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Ravi Bishnoi Age23 Years
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm legbreak googly
RoleBowler
Ravi Bishnoi IPL TeamLucknow Super Giants
IPL team PriceRs 4 crore (IPL 2023 Auction)
Net WorthINR 14 crores (approx.)
ODI Debut6th October 2022 v South Africa
T20I Debut16 February 2022 v West Indies
Team Played forIndia, India U-19, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan, LSG,

Ravi Bishnoi Family & Early Days

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Ravi Bishnoi’s story is inspirational in many ways. His father was the headmaster of a local government school. He and his brother used to go out and play cricket on weekends but have to make sure that they were back at home before their father returns in the evening. Meanwhile, his mother was really into cricket and used to watch matches when his father went to school. There weren’t many facilities for professional cricket in Jodhpur so Ravi worked with some of his older friends Pradyot Singh and Shahrukh Pathan to build a cricket academy. Owing to the financial troubles, they carried out the mason work. It took six difficult months to build the academy but they were worried that their efforts would go in vain. Well, they named it Spartans Cricket Academy and it turned out to be the foundation of Ravi Bishnoi’s professional cricket career.  

Ravi has an aggressive style of leg-spin bowling which keeps him apart from normal leg-spinners. Yet, he couldn’t find a place in the U-16 Rajasthan squad. Later he got snubbed twice by the selectors denying his chances of making it into the U-19 squad. His coaches spoke to the officials to earn him one last chance to enter the team and Ravi put out an impressive performance. It was the beginning of his rise to the top stage. In 2018, he got an opportunity to be a net bowler for Rajasthan Royals. He was in a state of dilemma as his 12th Board exam coincided with it. He had to choose between his studies and cricket.


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After a long pondering, he decided to stay in Jaipur to follow his passion. It seemed like his decision backfired when he didn’t get to bowl in the first two days. He thought of going back to attend his exams but his coach insisted him to stay. Soon after the Royals session, Ravi got a call-up to make his debut for Rajasthan in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2019. In the six List A games and six T20 matches, he scalped a total of 14 wickets with an excellent economy rate. This kickstarted an amazing year ahead for the young leg spinner. He was featured in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy for Rajasthan.

In the same year, he played for India A side in the Deodhar Trophy. Experts and former cricketers compared his bowling style to Indian legend Anil Kumble while Rahul Dravid told this to Bishnoi himself. And in December 2019, Ravi Bishnoi’s name was announced along with the 15-men squad for the Under-19 World Cup.

Under 19 world cup

Ravi Bishnoi
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The U-19 World Cup transformed Ravi Bishnoi into the hottest youngster cricketer in the country. He was the leading wicket taker of the tournament with 17 wickets from six matches including three 4-wicket hauls. His economy rate of 3.48 is one of the best in the World Cup. The performance of 4 for 5 against Japan and 4 for 30 in the final highlighted his extraordinary talent and capability to win matches on his own.


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Ravi Bishnoi International Career

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Ravi Bishnoi was named in India’s ODI and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their home series against West Indies in January 2022.

On 16 February 2022, cricketer Bishnoi made his T20I debut against the West Indies cricket team and there he took two wickets for 17 runs and was named the player of the match. He made his ODI debut against South Africa on 6 October 2022.

In November 2023, he secured a spot in India’s team for the five-match T20 series against Australia. During the series, he showcased his talent by claiming 9 wickets with an impressive average of 18.22. In the opening match, he conceded 54 runs in his 4 overs and managed to take only 1 wicket. However, in the second game, he delivered a remarkable performance, bagging 3 wickets while allowing just 32 runs.

Ravi Bishnoi IPL journey

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Ravi Bishnoi in Ipl: Even before the 2020 U-19 World Cup campaign, Ravi Bishnoi was bought by Punjab Kings for 2 crores. The most surprising thing about him is that, unlike many other young players in their first IPL season, Ravi handled pressure match situations with ease. He never went too expensive in any of the matches and got even 12 wickets from 14 matches which are more than good for an IPL debutant. Besides that, playing under the management of Anil Kumble has bigger advantages. Ravi said that Kumble gave valuable advice about showing great character and mental strength throughout their career. He wants to utilize his time with him to improve his bowling techniques and variations.  

Bishnoi had the role of stopping the flow of runs in the middle overs for the Punjab Kings. He did that job pretty well on most occasions. In the 2021 IPL season, Punjab Kings didn’t allow Ravi Bishnoi in some of their initial matches despite a good first season. He played four matches in the 2021 season and claimed four wickets.

In February 2022, Ravi Bishnoi was bought by LSG ahead of the 2022 IPL tournament. LSG retained him for IPL 2023 season.


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Cricketer Ravi Bishnoi Career Stats 

  • Bowling Stats of Ravi Bishnoi
FORMATMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODIs11486911/691/6969.008.6248.0000
T20Is2121496591344/164/1617.387.1414.5100
FC12965922/332/5929.503.6848.0000
List A252513361215364/344/3433.755.4537.1200
T20s106105240628461324/154/1521.567.0918.2200
  • Ravi Bishnoi Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODIs11144*2200.00001000
T20Is2162248*6.0014171.42002160
FC110444.003133.33001000
List A2517511720*9.7512692.85008730
T20s106281211322*7.0612888.2800103370

Ravi Bishnoi IPL Stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats
YEARMATNORUNSHSAVGBFSR100504S6SCTST
Career527286*5.604463.640020160
20231542056.672774.07001090
202214100*10.00000030
202190111.00425.00000020
202014276*7.001258.33001020
  • Bowling
YEARMATBALLSRUNSWKTSBBMAVEECONSR4W5W
Career5211431445533/2427.267.5921.5700
202315303391163/2824.447.7418.9400
202214324456132/2235.088.4424.9200
20219210222123/2418.506.3417.5000
202014306376123/2931.337.3725.5000

Ravi Bishnoi Social Media

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FAQ’s

What is the age of Ravi Bishnoi?

Ravi Bishnoi was born on 5 September 2000 and currently, he is 23 years old.

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Which team is Ravi Bishnoi in IPL?

In the IPL Auction 2023, LSG acquired the services of Ravi Bishnoi for Rs 4.00 crore.

How many wickets taken by Ravi Bishnoi in IPL?

So far (as of 21 Dec 2023), Ravi Bishnoi has taken 53 wickets in 52 matches in IPL.

Is Ravi Bishnoi Nepali?

Ravi Bishnoi hails from the Bishnoi Family and was brought up in Birami village located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

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