Pavan Deshpande Biography
Pavan Deshpande is a left handed batsman from Karnataka who also comes handy with his right-arm off break bowling.
Born on 16th September 1989 in Dharwad, Karnataka, the player is known for his ability to bludgeon short pitch deliveries. His aggressive running and powerful hitting make him a perfect package for the T20 format.
Pavan was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League, where the player would be hoping to leave his mark on the national selectors.
Currently 28 years of age, Pavan was a late entrant in domestic cricket. He made his debut in T20 format, playing for Karnataka in the 2015-2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Opening the batting for his team, he made a quick 29 off 27 to help his team cruise towards victory. In the 11 T20s played so far, Pavan has two half centuries to his name and averages a whopping 67 while striking at a rate of 145.45
Following his T20 debut, Pavan went to establish his prowess in the first-class format. He made his debut in 2016 where he scored 70 runs in the first innings helped Karnataka register and easy win against Maharashtra.
The next year saw him making his first class debut for Karnataka against Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. His 36 off 42 balls came in handy and helped his side win the match.
The year 2018 has turned out to be a golden year for the Karnataka player. In the T20 format he has scores of 12*, 56 and 48* along with scoring 3 half centuries in 5 List A matches.
His brilliant performances in the T20 and List A formats compelled Royal Challengers Bangalore to buy the player for his price of 20 Lakhs.
With the cricket World Cup just round the corner, Pavan would be hoping for a successful IPL campaign to garner the interest of national selectors.