Amit Gajanan Paunikar was born in 1988 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. He is an Indian cricket player who has played for teams like the Vidarbha and the Rajasthan Royals IPL team. Recently, he has been retained by the Rajasthan Royals team to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.
This player is a wicketkeeper as well as a batsman. He is a right handed batsman who has an amazing striking capability. Paunikar made his first class debut in 2007 at Nagpur against the Services cricket team. His List A debut was in 2008 against the Madhya Pradesh cricket team at Kanpur. His Twenty20 debut came in 2009, against the Madhya Pradesh team at Indore. Amit played for the IPL franchise, Rajasthan Royals 2011.
Till date, Paunikar has participated in 10 first class , 23 List A and in 14 Twenty20 matches.