Bavanaka Sandeep is a professional Indian cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Hyderabad.
Bavanaka Sandeep was born on 25 April 1992 (age 28 years; as in 2020), in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. His full name is Sandeep Parameshwar Bavanaka. He completed his schooling from St Andrews High School in 2007, one of the best schools in Hyderabad in terms of cricketing talent. After doing his schooling, he enrolled in TKR College of Engineering & Technology in sports quota. He even captained his school and college cricket team for several years.
Height (approx): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father, Parameshwar Bavanaka, is a retired employee of Bharat Dynamics Limited. His mother is a homemaker. He has four elder sisters; Swathi Bavanka, Shalini Bavanka, and names of the other two are not known.
As of 2020, Sandeep is unmarried, and he has not unfolded about his love life.
Sandeep played and scored hefty runs in junior-level cricket for Hyderabad in U-11, U-13, U-15, U-17 and U-19 and made a mark with his performances quite early in his career.
He played his first first-class debut at a tender age of 18 against Jharkhand at Ranchi on 10 November 2010. He played a brilliant inning of 144 runs in his maiden match. ESPN Ton in the first match earned him a South Zone berth for the Duleep Trophy, and from there on Sandeep became one of the main batsmen in the batting lineup for Hyderabad. His batting average was above 55 in his first two first-class seasons.
With 400 runs in four matches, Sandeep was the leading run-scorer for Hyderabad in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy. ESPN Since he started playing professional cricket, he was mainly a red-ball cricket player; however, for the increasing importance of T20 cricket, he improved his white-ball game and ended as the leading run-scorer for Hyderabad during the 2019/20 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competition. ESPN
His batting average is close to 45 in first-class cricket and is considered as Mr Dependable by his teammates.
Ever since IPL began in 2008, Sandeep dreamt of being a part of the tournament. Eventually, the sun shined on him in December 2019 when Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him at his base price of INR 20 lakh. CricBuzz After representing Hyderabad in the domestic circuit for almost a decade, Sandeep decided to play for Goa as a guest player in the coming domestic seasons. The Hindu Reportedly, the reason behind turning to Goa is the politics in Hyderabad Cricket Association, which has earlier been cited by various Hyderabad players including Ambati Rayudu. The Times of IndiaESPN
- To concentrate on his son’s cricketing career, Sandeep’s father took voluntary retirement from his job as a technician, 8 years prior to the completion of his retirement. Deccan Chronicle
- Sandeep was a right-handed batsman in his childhood. It was his father who changed his batting style and made him a left-hander. Deccan Herald
- The southpaw, Sandeep, likes to read books and along with that, he is also a passionate biker.