Sankarankutty Sankarankutty Sankarankutty Sankarank Sandeep Warrier is an Indian cricketer who was born on April 4, 1991 in Thrissur, Kerala. Warrier is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who represents Kerala in first-class cricket. Royal Challengers Bangalore, an IPL franchise, signed him in 2013.
Sandeep Warrier made his first-class debut against Goa in 2012 and has since featured in nearly 57 first-class games.
After displaying dissent against Kerala’s captain, Sachin Baby, he was one of five players suspended for three games in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Warrier and 12 other players had written to the KCA, expressing their dissatisfaction with Baby’s leadership. They didn’t address the problem with Baby or the tour manager, instead going straight to the KCA.
Warrier, on the other hand, was Kerala’s top wicket-taker in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with twelve dismissals in six games. The paceman took 44 wickets at an average of under 18 in the 2018-19 Ranji season, including a five-for against Bengal that propelled Kerala to the semi-finals for the first time in the tournament’s history. In the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy season, Warrier also scored a hat-trick.
Warrier, on the other hand, planned to move to Tamil Nadu in June of this year. The fast bowler works for India Cements and has also trained at Chennai’s MRF Pace Base. Dinesh Karthik, an accomplished Tamil Nadu cricketer, urged him to make the move, according to the 29-year-old. Warrier, on the other hand, is yet to earn the Kerala Cricket Association’s No-Objection Certificate.
Warrier was included in the squad after impressing Virat Kohli as a net bowler in 2013. He was released three seasons later, despite not having played a single game. Warrier also had the opportunity to work with Zaheer Khan and Praveen Kumar at RCB, which helped him refine his skills even further. Warrier has increasingly incorporated various combinations to his repertoire, starting as an outswing bowler.
Even after slogging it out on the domestic circuit, though, an IPL call was difficult to come by. But that changed in 2019 when Kamlesh Nagarkoti, the premier pacer for Kolkata Knight Riders, was injured, opening the door for Warrier.
The Kerala pacer was signed by the KKR just ten days before the start of the 2019 IPL season, and he made his debut in three games, picking up two wickets. The Kerala pacer was eventually called up to the IPL after a string of strong performances in the domestic circuit.
When Warrier was in school, Sandeep’s father, a bank employee, worked in Mumbai, and Sandeep only played at the lower levels for his school. He is a college dropout who abandoned his studies to fulfil his dream of playing cricket. The passion for the game was instilled in Mumbai, but the true impetus came after returning to Kerala at the age of 16. He’s had a lot of ups and downs since then, but things are looking good now, and the 2020 IPL season might be his breakthrough season.