Monu Kumar Biography
Monu Kumar is a right-arm fast bowler from Jharkhand, India. Born on 5th November 1994, the prodigy is known for his ability to bowl consistently at speeds near 140 km/h.
The player was recently bought by Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League which would be a perfect platform to showcase his potential and gather the attention of the national selectors.
Monu Kumar came to the world’s attention after his international debut for the U19 cricket World Cup in 2014.
He scalped 3 wickets against Papua New Guinea and another wicket in the match against England.
Even though India finished 5th in the tournament, players like Monu Kumar showed potential for a promising career.
Following his stint at the U19 level, Monu came back to India to make his debut for hometown Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy.
He made his debut in the T20 format in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy and has played over 13 T20s so far.
Picking up 15 wickets at an average of 21.06, Kumar emerged as a revelation, courtesy his impressive performance.
In the most recent edition of the SMA Trophy, Monu picked up 12 wickets in 8 matches with a career best figure of 4/14.
Following an impressive performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Kumar was bought by the comeback side, Chennai Super Kings in 2018 for the price of 25 lakhs.
With the cricket World Cup just around the corner, the 23 year old would be hoping to garner the interest of selectors to get a chance for playing in the National squad.