Siddarth Kaul is an Indian cricketer who competes in the Indian domestic circuit for the Punjab side. Kaul is a right-arm medium pace bowler who was born on May 19, 1990, in Pathankot, Punjab, India.
Under the guidance of his father Tej Kaul, who played first-class cricket, Kaul started playing cricket at the age of six. In the 2007-08 Ranji season, Siddarth Kaul made his first-class debut for Punjab. He bowled brilliantly against Orissa, taking five wickets and conceding just 97 runs. At the Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19 stages, Kaul has represented Punjab. For the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia, he was assigned to India’s Under-19 squad. He was instrumental in India’s victory, taking 10 wickets at an average of 15.40. In the game, he was India’s joint-highest wicket-taker.
He was the tournament’s second-highest wicket-taker in the 2012-13 Ranji-Trophy season. In the Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Kaul thrashed Uttar Pradesh with a stunning 6-wicket haul, which saw Uttar Pradesh’s team collapse for just 95 runs.
Kaul has a strong first-class record, with 232 wickets in 63 games and 15 five-wicket hauls. His stats in List A matches are incredible. With 6 fifers and a bowling average of 24.59, he has 155 wickets in just 90 matches. Kaul has 114 wickets in 104 T20 played, with the best bowling figures of 4/14. In various domestic competitions in India, he has represented North Region, India A, India B, Rest of India, India Blue, India Red, and India Green teams. Kaul is yet to make an appearance on the world stage. In November 2017, he was named in India’s squad for their series against Sri Lanka, but he didn’t get a chance to play.
The Kolkata Knight Riders selected Kaul in the first season of the Indian Premier League. He was not given the chance to play. In the 2013 season, he made his IPL debut for the Delhi Daredevils. He didn’t have a good season, taking just six wickets in 11 games over two seasons. His breakout season was the 2017 IPL, when his excellent results secured him a place in the Indian squad for the November 2017 series against Sri Lanka. He was purchased by the Sunrisers Hyderabad, and he performed admirably for them, taking 16 wickets in ten games.Sunrisers Hyderabad purchased him again in the 2018 IPL auctions. The Punjab speedster, who had been overshadowed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar the previous year, eventually came into his own in IPL 2018 and gained the moniker of death-bowling specialist. He added a new tool to his arsenal: the knuckle ball, which, when mixed with his razor-sharp yorkers, proved to be a lethal combination.
On July 12, 2018, Siddarth Kaul made his One-Day International debut against England, bowling 10 overs and conceding 62 runs without taking a wicket. He has only played three One-Day Internationals in his career, but a strong season could propel him back into the national side’s consideration.
On June 29, 2018, Kaul made his T20 debut against Ireland in Malahide, bowling two overs and taking his maiden wicket of James Shannon. When the Australians toured India, he was also chosen for the series. During the series, he only appeared in one match and only took one wicket.
Tej Kaul, his father, was a Ranji Trophy player for Jammu and Kashmir and worked as a trainer and physiotherapist for the Indian team in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Uday, his older brother, was an India U-19 player who toured England in 2006 with an India U-19 team. He has always been passionate about cricket, having grown up in a cricketing family and began playing at the age of six under the supervision of his father and brother.