Here is all you need to know about Indian cricketer Akash Deep, including his age, career, bio, height, bowling speed and more
The BCCI said on Saturday that star batsman Virat Kohli would miss the remaining Test matches against England due to personal reasons, putting an end to rumours about his availability for the highly anticipated match.
Who is cricketer Akash Deep, biography, age, height, bowling speed, IPL team and career stats
Since they had to delay the announcement, the selection committee had to wait a few days to receive KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja’s fitness clearance. The two’s availability is still dependent on their level of fitness, though.
Bengal speedster Akash Deep is the lone new member of the 17-man roster. He was brought in for his continuous performance in first-class cricket as well as the recent Test series between India A and the England Lions.
As the selection committee chose to pick Akash instead of Avesh Khan for the final three games, giving him his first-ever Test call-up, here is all you need to know about him.
Who is Akash Deep?
Indian cricket player Akash Deep was born on December 15, 1996, in Baddi Sasaram, Bihar, India. He is currently 27 years old and measures 5 ft 11 in (172 cm) tall.
Akash Deep made his IPL debut with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2022 and the franchise had bought Akash for his base price of INR 20 lac.
“There is only one thing in my mind – I have to bowl fast, around 140-145kmph, whether I bowl the first over or the 25th over. Maintaining a balance between bowling fast and sticking to good line and length is also important. Playing Ranji Trophy helps,” Akash told Sportstar when talking about his speed.
A look at Akash Deep’s career
Later, his life’s trajectory was altered by an invitation from a friend to move to Kolkata. After taking up the sport, Akash played cricket for Mohun Bagan Athletic Club and United Club.
He was a batter when he was younger, but after visiting Kolkata in 2012, he began sharpening his bowling technique, and by 2015, he was a respectable bowler.
During the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, on March 9, 2019, he made his Twenty20 debut for Bengal. On September 24, 2019, he played for Bengal in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy, making his List A debut. On December 25, 2019, he made his first-class debut for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy season 2019–20.
Deep was added to the Royal Challengers Bangalore roster on August 30, 2021, for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates. The Royal Challengers Bangalore acquired him at the Indian Premier League 2022 auction in February of that year. In the Indian squad for the 2022 Asian Games, Akash Deep took the place of the injured Shivam Mavi.
Akash Deep’s parents
Akash Deep was born to Ladduma Devi, his mother and Ramji Singh, his father.