Avesh Khan made his debut India in the 2022 Asia Cup, UAE. The bowler is a part of the 15-man Indian squad led by skipper Rohit Sharma. If he performs well in the upcoming edition of the the Asia Cup, he will be a sure contender for the 2022 World Cup squad.

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Who is Avesh Khan?

Cricketer Avesh Khan represents India at the international level for the Indian Cricket Team and is currently playing for Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League. In domestic cricket, he currently plays for Madhya Pradesh.

He was included in India’s squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in December 2015. In February 2022, he made his cricketing debut for India in an international competition. On February 5, 2018, he made his List A debut for Madhya Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy during the 2017–18 season.

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With 35 dismissals in seven games, he was Madhya Pradesh’s top wicket-taker in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy. He was included on India C’s roster for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy in October 2019.

He was chosen as one of India’s five net bowlers in the Test team for their series against England in January 2021. He was also included in India’s Test squad in May 2021 as one of four standby players for the 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship final and their away series against England.

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In November 2021, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against New Zealand. In January 2022, Khan was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and T20I squads for their home series against the West Indies. The following month, he was named in India’s T20I squad for their series against Sri Lanka. He made his T20I debut on 20 February 2022, for India against the West Indies. Khan picked up his maiden T20I wicket in the final T20I against Sri Lanka, finishing with figures of 2/23 in his four overs.

He was selected for India’s ODI team for their away series against the West Indies in July 2022. On July 24, 2022, he played in his first ODI for India against the West Indies.

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IPL Performance: 

On May 14, 2017, he played his first Twenty20 match for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He was acquired by the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the 2018 IPL auction in January 2018.  

With 24 wickets, Avesh finished as the second-best wicket taker in the IPL 2021 and the highest wicket taker for Delhi Capitals. He was purchased by the Lucknow Super Giants in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League competition in February 2022. He was the most expensive uncapped player ever acquired in IPL history, having cost 10Cr.