Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini

Indian Right Arm Bowl

Personal Information

Date of Birth November 23, 1992
Nationality Indian
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Current Team(s)
Role Right-arm medium Bowler, Right-handed Batsman
Past Team(s)
Family Amarjeet Singh Saini (Father), Mandeep Singh Saini (Brother)

Most Recent Matches

Match R BF 4s 6s S/R O R W E/R
DEL vs UT 10 22 2 0 45.45 15 57 4 3.80
ENG-A vs IN-A 3 26 0 0 11.54 23 & 5 101 & 17 1 & 1 4.40 & 3.40
ENG-A vs IN-A 0 0 0 0 0 7 39 0 5.60
DEL vs PUD 16 & 5 56 & 8 2 & 1 0 & 0 28.57 & 62.50 17 & 5 54 & 22 2 & 0 3.17 & 4.40
SA-A vs IN-A 0 0 0 0 0 20 61 1 3.05

Batting Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn R BF NO Avg S/R 100s 50s H 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 8 5 107 137 3 53.50 78.10 0 0 45 9 3 3 0
TESTs 2 3 8 27 1 4.00 29.62 0 0 5 1 0 1 0
T20Is 11 3 12 11 3 0 109.09 0 0 11 2 0 3 0
T20s 85 18 63 77 12 10.50 81.81 0 0 12 5 0 23 0
LISTAs 68 33 249 439 21 20.75 56.71 0 0 45 21 6 20 0
FIRSTCLASS 66 69 417 946 29 10.42 44.08 0 1 50 55 5 19 0

Bowling Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn O R W Avg E/R Best 5w 10w
ODIs 8 8 70 481 6 80.16 6.87 2/58 0 0
TESTs 2 4 41.5 172 4 43.00 4.11 4/119 0 0
T20Is 11 9 32.5 235 13 18.07 7.15 3/17 0 0
T20s 85 83 294.1 2249 73 30.80 7.64 4/17 0 0
LISTAs 68 68 576.1 3077 101 30.46 5.34 5/46 1 0
FIRSTCLASS 66 113 1766 5388 184 29.28 3.05 7/79 5 0

Navdeep Saini News

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Indian pacer Navdeep Saini gets married to girlfriend Swati Asthana Indian pacer Navdeep Saini gets married to girlfriend Swati Asthana
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"He is an inspiration" - Navdeep Saini motivated by Ajinkya Rahane's comeback "He is an inspiration" - Navdeep Saini motivated by Ajinkya Rahane's comeback
"He is an inspiration" - Navdeep Saini motivated by Ajinkya Rahane's comeback
"It was a big learning curve for me" - Navdeep Saini on IPL 2023 campaign "It was a big learning curve for me" - Navdeep Saini on IPL 2023 campaign
"It was a big learning curve for me" - Navdeep Saini on IPL 2023 campaign
"We will continue to miss him until he comes back"- Navdeep Saini on Rishabh Pant's absence "We will continue to miss him until he comes back"- Navdeep Saini on Rishabh Pant's absence
"We will continue to miss him until he comes back"- Navdeep Saini on Rishabh Pant's absence

Navdeep Saini Videos

Team India में लौट आया तूफानी गेंदबाज, मोहम्मद शमी की जगह मचाएगा कोहराम IND VS WI 
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Team India में लौट आया तूफानी गेंदबाज, मोहम्मद शमी की जगह मचाएगा कोहराम IND VS WI 
Navdeep Saini: Untold story on India's Speed Ace | The struggle and success 
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Navdeep Saini: Untold story on India's Speed Ace | The struggle and success 
Watch: वेस्टइंडीज और भारत टी-20 सीरीज में सबसे ज्यादा विकेट लेने वाले टॉप 5 गेंदबाज
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Watch: वेस्टइंडीज और भारत टी-20 सीरीज में सबसे ज्यादा विकेट लेने वाले टॉप 5 गेंदबाज

Navdeep Saini: A Brief Biography

Navdeep Saini is the rare-breed of fast bowlers that can continuously bowl at 150 clicks. With deadly toe-crushing Yorkers and an elaborate slow ball at his disposal, Navdeep Saini is being touted as the next big thing for the Indian team.



  1. About
  2. Biography- About Navdeep Saini
  3. Navdeep Saini: Along the years
  4. Records
  5. Awards
  6. Career
  7. Family




Cherry-picked by Gautam Gambhir from the practice nets of Delhi, the Karnal born Navdeep Saini and his rise to the top has been nothing short of a fairy-tale journey. The lanky, wry looking pace bowler has impressed everybody with his raw pace and deadly accuracy. Coming from humble beginnings, Saini is currently one of the brightest stars in the cricketing horizon.


New Zealand v India - T20: Game 5



YearAgeAchievement
201318Won the U-19 World Cup
201623Domestic T20 debut for Delhi in Syed Mushtaq Ali
201725Delhi’s highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy- 34 wickets
201725Bought by Delhi Daredevils for 10 lakhs
201825Leading wicket-taker for Delhi in 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy-16
201825Snapped by Royal Challengers Bangalore—Rs. 3 crores
201926Standby bowler for World Cup
201926T20I debut against West Indies
201927ODI debut against West Indies
202028Named in India’s Test squad for New Zealand tour




  1. Highest-wicket taker for Delhi Ranji team in 2017-18 season—34
  2. Leading wicket taker in Vijay Hazare trophy 2018-19--16



  1. Man of the Match award on T20I debut





Navdeep made his first-class debut at the age of 21 on December 14, 2013, at Roshanara Club Ground during the 2013-14 Ranji season. DDCA Selection Committee was skeptical of his selection and even disapproved of it because he was from Haryana and not a player from Delhi. However, Gautam Gambhir backed him and forced the selectors to go ahead with his selection in the playing XI.


Gautam Gambhir was told about the prodigal talent of Saini by Delhi cricketer Sumit Narwal who had seen Saini bowl deadly Yorkers with tennis balls. Saini was being paid Rs 200 per match and Narwal immediately called up Delhi captain Gambhir to check him out at the nets.


What Gambhir saw at the nets was enough for him to get into a heated argument with then DDCA vice president Chetan Chauhan, to get the player from Haryana into the Delhi team.


The young speedster has bowled one of the most devastating spells of recent times in Indian domestic cricket when Delhi humiliated Bengal by an innings and 26 runs to enter the Ranji Trophy final in 2017-18.



Navdeep Saini after being scouted by Gautam Gambhir in the domestic circuit was lapped by up Delhi Daredevil’s franchise in 2018. He didn’t get many chances in the franchise and a year later went to Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019. A fierce bidding war ensued for Saini and he ultimately got sold for a whopping amount of Rs. 3 crores.


Saini played 13 matches in the season and picked up 11 wickets. However, his sheer pace and accuracy impressed almost everybody and soon calls began to grow for Saini to be drafted into the Indian team.




Saini’s impressive performances in the T20 format also earned him an ODI cap in the series against West Indies at home. He hustled his first ODI victim, Hetmyer for pace and bounce, and then set up Roston Chase and knocked over his stumps with a peach of a yorker.


With an impressive Indian bench strength of pace bowling already present, Saini making his way through the ranks has been nothing short of a miracle story.



Playing under the watchful eyes of the Indian skipper Virat Kohli for RCB, Saini’s impressive performances in IPL 2019 earned him a national team call-up.


Saini was making his debut for India in the T20 format. Playing against a T20 powerhouse in West Indies, Saini never looked out of place. He first bounced out Nicholas Pooran and then dismissed Shimron Hetmyer off the very next ball. He added to his wickets tally as he got the prized scalp of the well-set Kieron Pollard for 49. His 3-wicket haul earned him the Man of the Match award on his international debut.


A year on from his breakthrough season in the IPL, Saini has turned into a formidable pace option in the international arena for the Indian team. The rise has been nothing short of meteoric. Considering that the Indian team boasts of one of the best pace attacks in the world, Saini’s emergence as an option in the famed bowling line-up is a testament to his skills.


After raking up impressive performances in the ODI and T20 team, Navdeep Saini was drafted into the two Test squad for the tour of New Zealand. Navdeep did not got a chance to don the white flannels in the series but he had finally broken the glass-ceiling.



Navdeep Saini was born on 23 November 1992 in Karnal, Haryana. Coming from a humble background, Saini, son of a former Haryana government driver, has his feet firmly rooted to the ground. His father, a driver, was employed with the government of Haryana. His grandfather Karam Singh, an independence activist, was a part of Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army.


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