MD Nidheesh Biography
MD Nidheesh is an Indian cricketer, born on 5th May 1991 in Kottayam, Kerala. Nidheesh is primarily a right-arm medium pacer and bats lower down the order as a right-handed batsman.
Nidheesh plays for the Kerala side in Indian domestic cricket competitions.
Nidheesh made his debut for the Kerala side in the Ranji Trophy back in 2015.
It took place against Tripura in a Group C encounter at Agartala. It was a disappointing debut as Nidheesh could take only a single wicket in each innings as the match culminated into a draw.
Rise to Glory
Nidheesh had a far more successful campaign for Kerala during the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy season.
He picked up 14 wickets from the six matches he played in and was his state’s fourth highest wicket taker in the Ranji Trophy season.
Nidheesh’s first performance of note in the season came against defending Ranji Trophy champions, Gujarat during the group stage.
He picked up 3/58 in his 19 overs to help restrict Gujarat from getting a big first innings lead.
Nidheesh’s impressive bowling continued as he helped his side beat Haryana in Rohtak. He took 3/27 to take his side to victory.
Among his scalps on the day was that of Haryana captain Amit Mishra who top scored for his side.
His fine form resulted in him getting a List A cap for Kerala in the Vijay Hazare Trophy of the current season. He made his debut against Tripura at Dharamsala and took 3/29 from 10 overs to restrict Tripura.
In the next game against high flying Delhi, Nidheesh took 4/41 to bowl out Delhi for a paltry 177.
Nidheesh found it quite difficult to adapt to the needs of first-class cricket. He was quite unimpressive during the first few games he played back in 2015.
Nidheesh was bought by Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians during the 2018 IPL auctions. He was bought for his base price of Rs 20 lakhs.