Pavan Deshpande Bio

Pavan Deshpande is a left-handed batsman from Karnataka who can also bowl off break with his right arm. The hero, who was born in Dharwad, Karnataka, on September 16, 1989, is known for his ability to bludgeon short pitch deliveries. His aggressive running style and strong hitting make him an excellent T20 player.


Domestic Career

Pavan was a latecomer to the domestic cricket scene. In the 2015-2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he made his T20 debut, featuring for Karnataka. He batted first for his team and made a fast 29 off 27 to help them cruise to victory. Pavan has two half-centuries to his credit in 11 T20s played so far, averaging 67 and striking at a pace of 145.45.

Pavan went on to establish his prowess in the first-class format after his T20 debut. He made his debut in 2016, scoring 70 runs in the first innings to help Karnataka beat Maharashtra by a comfortable margin. In the Vijay Hazare Trophy the following year, he made his first-class debut for Karnataka against Jharkhand. His 36 off 42 balls proved to be key in his team’s victory. The year 2018 was a landmark moment for the Karnataka player. He has 12, 56, and 48* T20 averages, as well as three half-centuries in five List A matches.Deshpande has come a long way from becoming the highest-paid cricketer in the Karnataka Premier League in 2019 to being a key member of Karnataka’s domestic circuit.

IPL Career

Deshpande was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018 for Rs. 20 lakh, but he spent the entire season warming the benches. However, the Hesson-led management has re-signed the veteran all-rounder for the 2020 season, with the aim of bolstering the middle order. In the shorter style, Deshpande has a strike rate of approximately 150 percent and can roll his arm when appropriate. Shivam Dube is a member of Bangalore’s staff, but he has yet to step up in a crisis. Deshpande could be able to help in this situation. The Karnataka-born cricketer has a country-mile strike rate and could be a valuable surprise addition to the side.


Pavan began playing cricket at a young age, and in 2004, he made his debut for the ‘Karnataka Under-15s.’ He made his First Class debut, however, at the age of 26.

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