Birth date 6 Sep 1979 (40 years)
Nationality India India
Position Bowler
Team history
Delhi Capitals 2011 - present
Mumbai 1998 - present
Baroda 1996 - present
Mumbai Indians 2008 - 2010

Rajesh Pawar is referred to as the greatest hop of India in terms of left-arm spin. He plays for Mumbai Indians, apart from Baroda and Mumbai.

Rajesh was the star of U-19 junior World Cup held in the year 1998. The year 1999-00 proved to be the most successful one in his career as he could grab 44 wickets in that domestic season. He was somewhat further from national selection at that time.

Rajesh Pawar started his career in First-Class cricket in the year 1996. He played his latest IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders on 16th of May, 2008 at Mumbai. This match was won by Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets, with 87 balls to spare. In this match consisting of 20 over’s, Rajesh couldn’t do much. If put in a simple manner, he neither got chance to bat nor to bowl.

Career Highlights

On the whole, Rajesh Pawar has played 75 first-class matches; with 1467 runs in all. His highest score in that has been ’95 not out’. The number of wickets picked up by him is 268. Moreover, in 4 Twenty20 matches played so far, Rajesh has picked up 3 wickets. So, it can be said that there is a scope for improvement.