Saurabh Sunil Tiwary is an Indian cricketer who has represented the country at the One Day International format and generally plays first class cricket.
He is a left-handed batsman and plays in the middle order. He was born on 30 December 1989 in Jamshedpur, Bihar, India.
He has been recognized as a stabilizing batsman in the middle order for a team.
Saurabh started playing cricket at a young age of just eleven years.
He began to earn some reputation and eventually found himself in the Under-14 team of Jharkhand before long.
His performance at the junior level grabbed eyes and he made his debut in the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy.
Tiwary made his debut at the international level against Australia in the year 2010 on 20 October at Vizag. By the time he came out on the field, the game was almost over.
He remained not out at 12 runs off 17 deliveries. In the next few chances that he got at the international platform, he failed to make a mark and impress the selectors and eventually lost his place in the side.
Rise to Glory
The best part of career so far came in the initial days. He was one of the key batsmen of the Under-19 team that won the 2008 Under-19 World Cup.
The following year, he went on to score three centuries in the Ranji season and grabbed the eyes of the national selectors.
The 2010 IPL proved to be the peak of his career. Throughout the season, he remained one of the key players for Mumbai Indians and helped the team reach the final.
He scored 419 runs at an average of over 29 in 16 games and also earned the award for the Best Under-23 player of the tournament.
Tiwary’s low patch came right after he was selected in the national side. He failed to impress the selectors and got dropped.
In the 2011 IPL also, he had an ordinary season playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. For the next two seasons, he played for the same side but was dropped in the year 2014.
Tiwary has played for quite a few teams so far in his career. He started playing in the Indian Premier League from the very first edition in 2008. He was a member of the Mumbai Indians side and became a regular member of the team in 2010.
In 2011, he was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore for USD 1.6 million. In 2014, Delhi Daredevils signed him for 70 Lakh rupees, but he couldn’t play because of injury.
In the 2016 season, he played for the new team Rising Pune Supergiants. In 2017, he came back to Mumbai Indians for a price of 30 lakhs and in January 2018, he was again bought by Mumbai Indians in the auctions.