Rahul Tripathi Biography

Rahul Tripathi IPL

Rahul Tripathi

Full Name:Rahul Ajay Tripathi
Profession:Cricket (Batsman)
Batting Style:Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style:Right-arm medium
Birthday:02nd March 1991
Age:29 Years
Birthplace:Ranchi, Jharkhand
Height:175 cm, 1.75 m, 5’9″
Weight:64 kg, 141 lbs
Mother:Suchitra Singh
Father:Pranav Kumar Pandey
Net Worth:Not Known

Rahul Tripathi Career Stats

Rahul Tripathi Biography

Rahul Tripathi is an Indian cricketer who plays for Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy. He made his first-class debut in the 2012-13 Ranji season. In 2017, Tripathi was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants ahead of the 2017 Indian Premier League for 10 Lakhs.

Rahul Tripathi Early Days

Hailing from Ranchi, Jharkhand, Rahul Tripathi plies his trade for Maharashtra in first-class cricket. Tripathi comes from a sporting background as his father himself had represented Uttar Pradesh cricket team and also played cricket at the university level. Later Tripathi moved to Pune and sharpened his skills at Deccan Gymkhana- one of the most established cricket ground.

Rahul Tripathi Biography

Rahul Tripathi IPL

Tripathi made his debut in the Ranji Trophy for Maharashtra in the 2012-13 season. Being known as a technically correct batsman, the transition was not very smooth for Tripathi as he struggled to remain in the side and scored only 185 runs in 11 innings in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy.

After bagging a contract in the IPL, Tripathi’s first innings of note came in the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy when he made a 44-ball 57 against Uttar Pradesh in a losing cause.

In the quarter-final against Bengal, he struck a 74-ball 95 to further his cause. He hit four sixes in the innings to help Maharashtra post a score above 300. However, his bowlers had an off day as Maharashtra bowed out of the tournament. He was the leading run-scorer for Maharashtra in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, with 504 runs in eight matches.

Rahul Tripathi IPL Career

Tripathi saw a change in fortunes when he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants ahead of the 2017 Indian Premier League. To everyone’s surprise, he was also included in the playing eleven, which eventually turned out to be a masterstroke. He enjoyed a stellar season, giving RPS solid starts on numerous occasions.

With the franchise getting suspended, Tripathi was bought by Rajasthan Royals for 3.4 crores in the following season but didn’t get much chance to open the innings as they already had top-order stalwarts in Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler. He though did get to bat up the order in the latter phase of the season.

He played 12 matches in 2018 edition of Indian Premier League and scored 226 at an average of 25.11, while in 2019, he scored 141 runs in 8 matches, including one half-century. Ahead of the 2020 IPL, Tripathi was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the auction. It will be interesting to see how he fairs in the upcoming season.