Player Profile

Basil Thampi
India
Born September 11, 1993 ( 27 Yrs )
Birth Place Ernakulam, Kerala
Height
Known As
Player Role Bowler
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm fast-medium

Career Information - Teams

India, Kerala, South Zone, Gujarat Lions, India A, India Red, Sunrisers Hyderabad, India Blue, Board Presidents XI


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

A few years ago, Basil Thampi was just another Keralite with dreams about supplementing his family income with a job in the Gulf - a common thing in the southern state of Kerala. A heartfelt talk with the captain of his club team and then a job at Chemplast - a cricket nursery in Tamil Nadu and Basil Thampi abandoned his plans of settling into a mundane job and put his heart and soul back into the game he loved.

IPL through the years

Thampi's tryst with destiny came weeks before the 2017 IPL auction. His ability to consistently bowl at speeds exceeding 140 kmph caught the attention of the franchises during the televised games of South Zone's Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. The result was a 85 lakh rupees bid by Gujarat Lions - a price that turned out to be a priceless bargain by the end of the tournament. Thampi started as an understudy and finished the tournament as the Lions' main bowler - with 11 wickets and the emerging player trophy to boot.

Having made his first-class debut in 2014, just out of his teens, Basil's CV at the IPL had Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Kieron Pollard and Hashim Amla as his scalps. He missed out on a few games in the 2017-18 Ranji season and completely missed the Vijay Hazare Trophy which followed the four-day tournament. But SRH showed faith in him and pocketed him for 95 lakhs ahead of the eleventh edition. Thampi had a forgettable 2018 season as he struggled for consistency and became the owner of an embarrassing record which is the most expensive figures by an Indian bowler in a T20 game; also, the most runs conceded by a bowler in IPL.


Career

IPL debut vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Apr 09, 2017
Last IPL vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Oct 18, 2020

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 20 8 7 32 13 32 35 91.43 0 0 0 1 1

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 20 20 425 694 17 29/3 29/3 9.8 40.82 25 0 0