KS Bharath is a talented cricketer from India who has made a name for himself as a wicketkeeper-batsman. Born on January 3, 1993 in Andhra Pradesh, Bharath has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket and has also got the opportunity to represent India A.
Bharath made his first-class debut for Andhra in the 2014–15 season and has been a regular member of the team since then. He has played over 50 first-class matches and scored over 3,000 runs at an average of over 40. Bharat’s highest score in first-class cricket is 308*, which he made against Goa in the 2018–19 season.
Bharat has also been a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the past, playing for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the 2015 season. Although he did not get many opportunities to play in the IPL, Bharat gained valuable experience playing alongside some of the best cricketers in the world.
One of Bharath’s strengths as a cricketer is his wicketkeeping ability. He is a skilled wicket-keeper and has taken over 100 catches and made over 20 stumpings in first-class cricket. Bharath’s agility behind the stumps and his ability to read the game make him a valuable asset to any team.
Bharat’s batting is also a big asset for him. He is a technically sound batsman who is comfortable playing both pace and spin. Bharat has so far scored five first-class hundreds and has a strike rate of over 70 in List A cricket.
Bharath’s performance in domestic cricket has not gone unnoticed by the Indian selectors. He has been a regular member of the India A team and has been a part of several successful tours. Bharat was also a part of the Indian squad for the T20I series against Bangladesh in 2019, though he did not get a chance to play.
Despite his impressive performances, Bharat faced stiff competition for the wicketkeeper-batsman’s spot in the Indian team. With Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul also in contention for the same position, Bharat will have to perform consistently in domestic cricket to keep his hopes alive.