Samit Patel is a right-handed batsman born on 30 November 1984 in England. Patel is also a left-arm orthodox spinner.
Samit started playing cricket when he was in Eastwood comprehensive school and later at workshop college in Nottinghamshire.
He has represented England in U-15, U-17 and U-19 category.
He had also received the award of the Test Match Special Young Cricketer of the Year award in 2000, for his extraordinary performance in the under 15 World Cup.
He started his career against Scotland in an ODI in 2008, followed by his Test debut against Sri Lanka in the year 2012 at Galle.
His T20 debut was in the match Nottingham vs Leicestershire at Nottingham in the year 2003.
Rise to Glory
He got into the England team in the year 2008 against Scotland in August. He surprised his fans by winning the Man of the Match against South Africans at the Oval. He picked up 5 of 41 balls and scored 31 runs being in England team and helped England taking away the series victory.
After that, he played a few ODIs against India at home and did fairly well in that series.
Some of the best performance was in India when he played in all three formats during the visitors’ 2012 tour to the country, as the selectors trusted his spin to work out especially in Indian conditions.
His career was downed in 2009 due to health reasons.
He was included in the 30 man probables list for the 2009 World T20 but failed to make it to the final squad as he was yet to get back to acceptable shape.
He has played for clubs like England, England Lions, England XI, Rajshahi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United, Nottinghamshire, Wellington and Kowloon, Cantons, Marylebone Cricket Club.
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