BASIL THAMPI

INDIA

Full name Basil Thampi

Born September 11, 1993, Ernakulam, Kerala

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

PROFILE

A few years ago, Basil Thampi was just another Keralite with dreams about supplementing his family income with a job in the Gulf – a common thing in the southern state of Kerala. A heartfelt talk with the captain of his club team and then a job at Chemplast – a cricket nursery in Tamil Nadu and Basil Thampi abandoned his plans of settling into a mundane job and put his heart and soul back into the game he loved.

IPL through the years

Thampi’s tryst with destiny came weeks before the 2017 IPL auction. His ability to consistently bowl at speeds exceeding 140 kmph caught the attention of the franchises during the televised games of South Zone’s Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. The result was a 85 lakh rupees bid by Gujarat Lions – a price that turned out to be a priceless bargain by the end of the tournament. Thampi started as an understudy and finished the tournament as the Lions’ main bowler – with 11 wickets and the emerging player trophy to boot.

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 35 49 7 509 60 12.11 867 58.7 0 2 73 10 7 0
List A 24 13 4 54 12* 6 80 67.5 0 0 3 1 3 0
T20s 57 18 11 67 22 9.57 64 104.7 0 0 4 3 13 0

BOWLING STATS

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 35 59 4110 2255 79 May-27 Aug-88 28.54 3.29 52 3 2 0
List A 24 23 969 842 31 Jun-51 Jun-51 27.16 5.21 31 1 1 0
T20s 57 57 1204 1669 60 Apr-15 Apr-15 27.81 8.31 20 1 0 0

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