Praveen Dubey is an Indian Cricketer born on 1st July 1993 in the city of Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh. He is a right-arm leg-spinner popular for his abilities to outfox the batsmen and keep a check on the run flow with the ball.
Praveen Dubey was born in Uttar Pradesh but he plays domestic cricket for Karnataka cricket team. Dubey has even been a part of the Karnataka Premier League where he played for the Hubli Tigers franchise.
Praveen Dubey has not played much in the extended formats of the game. He has featured in only a solitary first-class match for Karnataka. The 27-year-old made his first-class debut last year against Saurashtra at Rajkot. Dubey picked up two wickets and scored 46 runs on his first-class debut.
Speaking of his List-A career for Karnataka, Praveen Dubey has taken 11 wickets in eight matches at a fantastic average of 25.90. Dubey played his first List-A match against Gujarat at Alur on January 14, 2015. He scored 10 runs off 16 deliveries and then returned with figures of 1/26 on his List-A debut.
Praveen Dubey played his first T20 match for Karnataka on January 8, 2018 against Goa at Visakhapatnam. The leg-spinner bowled only two overs in that match, where he leaked 19 runs at an economy rate of 9.50. However, he has improved a lot since then. So far, Dubey has played 21 T20 matches, scalping 20 wickets at an economy rate of 7.18. His best figures in the game’s shortest format are 4/19, while his bowling strike rate has been 18.40.
Praveen Dubey has been a part of two IPL franchises in his career so far. The Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him for 35 lakhs at the 2016 Auction. It is pertinent to note that Dubey had not made his T20 debut then. However, RCB released him before giving him his maiden IPL cap. The Delhi Capitals Team signed him as Amit Mishra’s replacement in IPL 2020. Dubey played three games for DC returning with no wickets. Still, DC have retained him for IPL 2021.
Hailing from Azamgarh, Praveen Dubey earned the attention of the Royal Challengers Bangalore after some phenomenal performances in the Karnataka Premier League. Dubey scalped seven wickets in six games for the Hubli Tigers in the 2014/15 KPL season. In the next season, Dubey returned with eight wickets in nine games. His economy rate was less than 7 in both seasons. As a result, he broke into Karnataka’s state team and subsequently into the IPL.