Krishnappa Gowtham

India
Age
October 20, 1988 (33 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Bangalore, Karnataka
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
India
Bowling Style
Off break

An off-spinning all-rounder who has been around for a decade, Krishnappa Gowtham is an integral part of the Karnataka side and has been crucial to their success across formats as well. Gowtham is nicknamed Bhajji as his idol was Harbhajan Singh and in his early days as a cricketer, he modelled his action on the veteran off-spinner’s.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

India A, India B, India Red, Rest of India, Punjab Kings, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Karnataka, Belagavi Panthers, Mysuru Warriors, Ballari Tuskers, Malnad Gladiators

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
2
2
1
21
19*
21
11
190.91
0
0
1
2
T20I
4
4
1
31
13
10.33
26
119.23
0
0
2
1
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
17
15
5
168
33*
16.8
91
184.62
0
0
12
11

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
2
1
48
49
1
1/49
6.12
49
48
0
0
0
T20I
4
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
17
17
288
396
12
2/12
8.25
33
24
0
0
0

Gowtham shone brightly in age-group and zonal cricket in Bangalore and eventually made his first-class debut for Karnataka in the 2012-13 Ranji season. However, he didn’t really make an impact but he bounced back strongly in the 2016-17 season where he became one of the premier spinners for Karnataka. Gowtham had been performing well in the Karnataka Premier League which earned a recall into the state side after four years.

Since then, he hasn’t really looked back. The Bangalore-born off-spinning all-rounder has been a key part of the Karnataka set-up across both white-ball and red-ball cricket. After a season (2016-17) full of consistent performances in the domestic circuit, Gowtham even got a chance to showcase his skills while representing India ‘A’.

In fact, a good 2016-17 season and a bright and fantastic start to the 2017-18 season helped Gowtham earn big IPL contracts. He was bought by Mumbai Indians (MI) for a sum of INR 2 crore in the IPL auctions for the 2017 season. He didn’t play a single game but in the following season, Rajasthan Royals (RR) went bonkers for him and bagged him for a whopping sum of INR 6.2 crore. The off-spinning all-rounder spent a couple of seasons there but played just 22 games for them. He was then traded to Kings XI Punjab (now, Punjab Kings) for the 2020 season and he played just two games. Yet, in the IPL auctions for the 2021 edition, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) splurged a staggering amount of INR 9.25 crore on Gowtham but he didn’t play a single game.

In July earlier this year, Gowtham made his international debut in an ODI game against Sri Lanka. And that is all the international cricket he has played.

International Cricket

Gowtham’s only international game was an ODI against Sri Lanka which was the third game of the series. He took 1/49 from his eight games and scored just two runs with the bat.

IPL Career

Gowtham has been in as many as four IPL teams but he has featured in only three IPL seasons and 24 matches in total. It was in 2018 that he made his debut for RR and played 15 matches that season. He scored 126 runs and took 11 wickets. However, in 2019, his form faded away as he returned with just one scalp from seven games and he could only manage a mere 18 runs in four innings. In 2020, while playing for Punjab, he took part in only two games and didn’t have much of an impact overall.

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