Birth date 2 Oct 1986 (33 years)
Nationality India India
Position Bowler
Team history
Gujarat Lions 2016 - 2017
Sunrisers 2015
Mumbai Indians 2014
Kings XI Punjab 2011 - 2013
India 2007 - 2012
Royal Challengers 2008 - 2010

Praveen Kumar Sakat Singh is a right arm medium pace bowler and a right handed batsman with the Indian cricket team. He has also played cricket for the Air India, India Red, Uttar Pradesh and the Bangalore Royal Challenger. Presently, he is with the Kings XI Punjab team to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.

Praveen started playing first class cricket in 2005. In 2007, Praveen made his first International appearance in a One Day International match against Pakistan at Jaipur. Though Praveen did not claim any wickets in his debut, he bowled 10 overs and gave away just 52 runs. He scored 12 runs off 13 balls in a desperate attempt to save India from a 31 run defeat.

Praveen emerged as a star when playing first class cricket for his state, Uttar Pradesh, where he picked up 41 wickets and scored 368 runs in his first appearance at the Ranji Trophy and helped his team win the title. His brilliant show at the Ranji also included a 9 wicket haul against Haryana. In 2008, Praveen was declared Man of the Match when he claimed 4 wickets for 46 runs in the second final the series against Australia. Praveen Kumar also played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

Ina total of 68 One day International matches, Praveen has claimed 77 wickets and has an economy of 42.1 runs per over.

Career Highlights

Kumar was declared as the Man of the Match twice, once against Sri Lanka, and another against Australia in 2008. So far, he has participated in 6 test matches, 10 T20Is, 45 first class, 120 List A and in 75 Twenty20 matches.