Teams Played For
Madhya Pradesh, India B, India Blue
Rajat Patidar was one of the Indian picks for Royal Challengers Bangalore during the 2021 auctions of the Indian Premier League. Patidar is a pure top-order batsman who plays both pace and spin quite easily.
The top-order batsman has come up through the ranks for Madhya Pradesh.
He played for the under-19 and under-22 MP teams and made his first-class debut in October 2015 against Baroda, where he starred with knocks of 60 and 101, respectively.
A month later, he made his List-A debut in the 2015-16 Vijay Hazare Trophy and flourished well in his maiden season by scoring three hundreds and a fifty in the first 10 outings.
The stylish right-handed batsman made his first T20 appearance against Rajasthan in January 2018.
During the 2020-21 season, he was the man-in-form for Madhya Pradesh and lit both the limited-over formats with his staggering performances. He scored a 51-ball 96 and two back-to-back half-centuries in his Syed Mushaq Ali campaign, while in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he scored 219 runs that includes a ton and a fifty.
On the back of performances in the white-ball domestic seasons, Rajat Patidar grabbed an IPL contract from RCB, who bought him for INR 20 lakhs for the 14th edition of the Indian T20 extravaganza. The promising yet experienced domestic player would have a lot of learning during his IPL stint at RCB camp, where he could absorb a tremendous amount of knowledge from the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell.
(As of March 2021)