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Samit Patel

Key facts

Full Name: Samit Rohit Patel
Born: November 30 1984 , Leicestershire
County: Nottinghamshire
Other teams: England, England Lions, England Under-19
Test debut: Sri Lanka v England, Galle, Mar 26 2012
ODI debut: Scotland v England, Edinburgh, Aug 18 2008
T20 debut: England v Sri Lanka, Bristol, June 25, 2011
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm

Biography

A stylish right-handed batsman and wily left-arm spinner, Patel is someone England have been looking to get in the fold for some time.Having enjoyed a breakthrough season for Nottinghamshire in 2007 - he hit four hundreds in the championship and finished the campaign with an average of 52.17 - Patel made his international debut the following year.However, having appeared in 11 one-day internationals, he found himself out of the reckoning due to concerns over his weight and fitness.An England absence of nearly three years followed but, after heeding the advice given to him, Patel - who had c...

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