Mohsin Khan is another exciting pace bowler prospect coming from the alleys of India’s domestic cricketing setup. The 22-year bowler has the uniqueness of being a left-handed bowler and therefore walks into any team without much deliberation.
Mohsin Khan has played most of the competitive cricket only in the T20 format. He has played for teams like Uttar Pradesh U16 and Uttar Pradesh U19.
On February 7, 2018, he made his List A debut for Uttar Pradesh in the 2017-18 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Two years later on 27 January 2020, Khan made his first-class debut, for Uttar Pradesh in the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy against Madhya Pradesh and took two wickets. He achieved the best bowling figures of 4/43 in a match against Kerala.
His wicket-taking ability helped him to earn an Indian Premier League call when he was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 20 lakh during 2018 auctions. Although, the pacer didn’t get a chance to debut in the blue and gold Mumbai Indians jersey, he learnt a lot from the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga in his side. Mohsin Khan did enough in the domestic circuit in the Mumbai Indians nets to impress the owners to land another IPL contract for the 2020 season. The UP lad is expected to make his IPL debut this season.
Mohsin Khan was born on 15 July 1998 in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh. He is the latest pace sensation from Uttar Pradesh — a state which in the recent past has given India the likes of Praveen Kumar, RP Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and off late another young pacer like Shivam Mavi. A shoulder injury had almost derailed his career but the youngster fought back and grabbed the opportunities as they came and is now expected to play for the MI team. Son of a police officer, Mohsin looks up to Zaheer Khan as his idol and wants to meet him to take tips on the game.