Krishnappa Gowtham (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Height, Cricket Career, Net Worth, Stats, IPL 2023, Records, Batting Style, Bowling Speed, T20 Ranking, Wife, Family, Father, and More

Krishnappa Gowtham was born 20 October 1988 is an Indian cricketer who plays for Karnataka. He made his international debut for India in July 2021. His father M. Krishnappa represented Karnataka in kabaddi.

Krishnappa Gowtham Career

Krishnappa Gowtham Personal Life

Gowtham initially played tennis ball cricket and then played with the leather ball.

He was a part of his school’s NCC Air Wing camp and always wanted to become an Air Force pilot. But those cricket accessories are so fascinating that one can’t resist itself to get in those ‘outfits.’ And the same thing happened with Gowtham too.

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In high school, he saw his friends practicing cricket wearing all types of equipment (like the helmet, pads, etc.). Well, he got the ‘kick .’ Only then did he decide to play cricket seriously.

Krishnappa Gowtham Cricket Career

In the under-15 Zonal Tournament in Bangalore, Gowtham took the second-most wickets, launching his professional career. In November 2012, he played his first Ranji Trophy game for Karnataka against Bengal, picking up two wickets.

As part of the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy season, Gowtham collected two consecutive five-wicket hauls against Delhi and Assam, which helped his team win both games. He returned 7/108 in the latter game, a career-best.

In February 2017, Gowtham was bought by the Mumbai Indians team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 2 crores. He made his List A debut for Karnataka in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.

Krishnappa Gowtham Biography

In October 2017, Gowtham scored his maiden first-class century, batting for Karnataka against Assam in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy.

In January 2018, Gowtham was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction. In October 2018, he was named in India B’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.

In January 2021, Gowtham was named as one of five net bowlers in India’s Test squad for their series against England. In February 2021, Gowtham was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. Gowtham became the most expensive uncapped player in the history of IPL, with a price of INR 9.25 crores.

In June 2021, Gowtham was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka.[17] He made his ODI debut on 23 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka. His maiden international wicket was Minod Bhanuka.

In February 2022, he was bought by the Lucknow Super Giants in the 2022 Indian Premier League auction.

Cricket Stats

Career Averages
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODI 1 1 48 49 1 1/49 1/49 49.00 6.12 48.0 0 0 0
FC 50 89 10656 5138 193 8/60 14/170 26.62 2.89 55.2 6 13 2
List A 59 58 3134 2467 86 5/28 5/28 28.68 4.72 36.4 4 2 0
T20 79 79 1518 1820 62 4/19 4/19 29.35 7.19 24.4 1 0 0
Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODI 1 1 0 2 2 2.00 3 66.66 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC 50 65 3 1233 149 19.88 1567 78.68 1 5 112 51 15 0
List A 59 42 10 618 57* 19.31 443 139.50 0 1 45 40 21 0
T20 79 57 13 644 60 14.63 412 156.31 0 2 55 34 25 0


His father, Krishanppa, is a former Kabaddi player who used to play for Karnataka. He credits all his success to his mother, as she is the one who helped him to join cricket classes without letting anyone know about this thing.

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Some Interesting Facts About Krishanppa

  • In 2021, he was named as one of the net bowlers for the Test series against England.
  • He has a tattoo of Lord Buddha on his upper arm.
  • He met and work closely with the Indian spinner Erapalli Prasanna during a camp conducted by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).
  • He was the second highest wicket-taker in the under-15 zonal tournament.
  • His off-spin bowling resembles the style of the Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh.


Real Name Krishnappa Gowtham
Nicknames Krishna, Bhajji
Profession Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet inches– 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
International Debut Did Not Play
Jersey Number #55 (Domestic)
Domestic/State Teams Malnad Gladiators, Mumbai Indians
Career Turning Point He took 18 wickets in his first three matches of 2016 Ranji Trophy and was selected for the India A team in 2017.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 20 October 1988
Age (as in 2017) 29 Years
Birthplace Bangalore, Karnataka
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Bangalore, Karnataka
Religion Hinduism
Tattoo Left Arm
Controversy Due to illness, he took leave from the Duleep Trophy in 2017, but after a few days started playing for the Karnataka Premier League. For this reason, BCCI replaced him by Karan Sharma in India A squad against New Zealand in Mumbai.
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Parents Names Not Known
Siblings Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer Harbhajan Singh
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2018) ₹6.2 crore (IPL)
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