The willy old fox leg-spinner brings along decent hitting abilities late in the batting order and is more than just a bunny with the bat. Capable of bowling the orthodox leg-spinners to good effect, Ravi Bishnoi also possesses an amazing googly which is hard to read from his action.
Ravi Bishnoi claimed four wickets in four games for Rajasthan in the 2018-19 season of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, bowling at an impressive average of 19.75 after making his debut in the February of that year. However, he played only two games at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2019-20 season, taking two wickets in the process.
In the semi-final clash against Tamil Nadu in the 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Bishnoi played in place of Rahul Chahar and scored a valuable 22 runs with the bat.
In five Vijay Hazare games for Rajasthan, Bishnoi so far has took seven wickets and registered best figures of three for 49 runs. Bishnoi was also a part of India A squad in the Deodhar Trophy where he played one game and took only a single wicket while leaking 63 runs in eight overs against India C.
He represented Rajasthan in BCCI Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2019, where he took 17 wickets in 7 matches. He was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. This performance helped him secure a spot in the U19 Cricket World cup 2020.
Despite Bishnoi's best efforts, India U-19s could not keep Bangladesh U-19s down in the final of the 2020 U-19 World Cup. The leg-spinner ended the tournament as the most successful bowler with 17 wickets to his name, 4 of which came in the final.
The 19-year-old was picked up for a whopping INR 2 crore at the auction by Kings XI Punjab and the amount is enough to estimate the interest he generated among various franchises. It is not only the money, but Bishnoi will have everything going for him in this IPL as he will be under the tutelage of Anil Kumble, who is the Head Coach of KXIP. It is an ideal setting for a prodigy to learn from the master of the craft and also pick his astute cricket brains.
Back in 2013, due to limited finances and limited opportunities, Ravi and his friends built a cricket academy under the name “Spartans Cricket Academy” in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. They did most of the labour work by themselves. The academy is now producing great young talents. Bishnoi used to travel on his bicycle to his academy which was 20 km away from his home. Ravi used to bowl medium-fast, however, upon the advice of his coach Shahrukh Pathan, he started bowling spin.