Surprise Selection

Dhruv Jurel was unexpectedly chosen for India's first two Tests against England, marking a significant step in his cricketing career.

Domestic Performance

He has an impressive domestic record, scoring 790 runs in 15 matches at an average of 46, including a high score of 249.

IPL Impact

 Jurel gained attention in IPL 2023 with the Rajasthan Royals, especially for his finishing skills, including a memorable performance against Chennai Super Kings.

Rising Through Ranks

His performances in the IPL and subsequent selections for the Emerging Teams Asia Cup and India 'A' tour of South Africa put him on the selectors' radar.

Consistent Performer

 Playing for India 'A', Jurel scored a crucial 69 against South Africa 'A', showcasing his talent in international cricket.

Ranji Trophy Success

 He continued his form in the Ranji Trophy, scoring a gutsy 63 for Uttar Pradesh against Kerala.

Third Wicket-Keeping Option

Jurel has been picked as the third wicket-keeping option for the Indian Test team, behind K L Rahul and K S Bharat.

Personal Sacrifices

 His journey to the Indian Test team was challenging, with his mother selling her gold chain to buy him a cricket kit.

Youth to National Team

Jurel's career took off after playing for India's U-19 team in the 2020 World Cup, followed by a successful Ranji Trophy debut.

Mentorship in IPL

His growth was significantly influenced by interactions with cricket legends like Kumar Sangakkara and guidance from Rajasthan Royals Captain Sanju Samson.