Full name Harpreet Brar
Born September 16, 1995, Moga, Punjab
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
After a 7-year wait. Attending 4 trails, Harpreet Brar finally has an IPL contract. For a long time, he had been knocking the doors of the Punjab franchise and in the 2018 auctions, he was bought for his base price of 20 Lakh. A left-arm orthodox spinner, Harpreet started off for Roopar in the Punjab inter-district cricket tournament and regularly topped the wicket-takers charts. However, once his team was relegated, the 6 feet 2 inches spinner made a move to Mohali on Gurkeerat Singh Maan’s insistence and that worked wonders for the youngster. He hasn’t put a foot wrong since then and went onto represent Punjab U-23 team. Harpreet has taken 18 wickets and also has scored 206 runs in five matches so far.
The all-rounder was handed a debut against Delhi at the Kotla and played a crucial knock with the bat for his team. Harpreet walked in at a tricky situation when Punjab Kings were six down for 129. They needed a desperate lift in the slog overs and Harpreet came to the fore – struck a quick-fire 12-ball 20 which included two fours and one six. But he couldn’t quite reciprocate the same success with the ball having leaked 24 runs off his 2 overs as Punjab Kings threw in the towel.
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Signed up for INR 20 lakhs at the auctions prior to IPL 2019, Harpreet Brar’s story has been one of tenacity and patience. The left-arm spinner had spent some years trying to break into the Punjab domestic cricket team, and auditioned with PBKS on four occasions, only to face rejection each time. He had decided to migrate to Canada, but a last-moment call-up by his local IPL franchise has breathed new life into his cricketing ambitions. He made his IPL debut in 2019 and played two games and was retained by PBKS ahead of the IPL 2021 season.