Nitish Kumar Reddy Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Nitish Kumar Reddy is an Indian cricketer. He played for the Andhra team in the Ranji Trophy. In 2023, he played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League.

Wiki/Biography

Kaki Nitish Kumar Reddy was born on Monday, 26 May 2003 (age 20 years, as of 2023) in Gajuwaka, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He is fondly called Kaki by his friends and family. Nitish started playing cricket at the age of five and regularly visited the Hindustan Zinc grounds in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, to watch cricket.

A childhood picture of Nitish Kumar Reddy

A childhood picture of Nitish Kumar Reddy

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Nitish Kumar Reddy (full-size picture)

Tattoos

  • Tattoo on his left forearm.
    Nitish Kumar Reddy's tattoo

    Nitish Kumar Reddy’s tattoo

Note: In an interview, Nitish pointed out that the tattoo evinces his emotions, love for travelling, and passion.

Family

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name was K. Mutyala Reddy. He worked at Hindustan Zinc Limited. His mother’s name was Manasa Jyostna. His sister’s name was Sharmila Reddy.

Nitish Kumar Reddy with his mother

Nitish Kumar Reddy with his mother

Nitish Kumar Reddy with his parents and sister

Nitish Kumar Reddy with his parents and sister

His father, K. Mutyala Reddy, supported Nitish’s dream to become a cricketer from a young age. Later, Mutyala was given a transfer to Udaipur, Rajasthan; however, his father declined the offer and quit his job at Hindustan Zinc Limited. In an interview, the cricketer revealed that his father left his job to ensure the cricketer received proper training at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, as Mutyala was not convinced about the cricket facilities and the training quality at Udaipur, Rajasthan. He was ten or twelve years old when his father quit his job amidst the protest from family and friends; however, it did not affect Mutyala, who was determined to make his son a professional cricketer.

Wife 

He is not married.

Relationships/Affairs

Not known.

Religion

He follows Hinduism.

Cricket

Domestic

Nitish Kumar Reddy has represented Andhra Under-14, Andhra Under-16, Andhra Under-19 B, Andhra Under-19, India Under-19 Green, India Under-19 A, Andhra, and Godavari Titans at the domestic level. He started his cricketing journey with various coaching camps organised by the VDCA. In 2015, the cricketer was part of the Andhra Under-14 team, which participated in the 2015-2016 season of the South Zone Inter State Under-14 Tournament. In the opening match on 6 January 2016, he scored 76 runs from 163 balls against the Tamil Nadu Under-14, marking his highest score in the tournament. He scored 152 runs at an average of 38.00, including two half-centuries from four matches in the 2015-2016 South Zone Inter State Under-14 Tournament.

Nitish Kumar Reddy (second row, third from right) with the Andhra Under-16 team

Nitish Kumar Reddy (second row, third from right) with the Andhra Under-16 team

In 2017, he was named to the Andhra Under-16 team for the 2017-2018 Vijay Merchant Trophy (South Zone). Reddy scored 301 runs from 407 balls and took a wicket against the Tamil Nadu Under-16 in the opening match in December 2017. On 9 January 2018, the cricketer was named to the playing eleven of the Andhra Under-16 team against the Nagaland Under-16 team for the pre-quarterfinal of the Vijay Merchant Trophy. Nitish took a three-wicket haul in both innings and scored 441 runs from 336 balls; Andhra won the match by innings and 678 runs.

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A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy being felicitated by the officials of the VDCA

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy being felicitated by the officials of the VDCA

Andhra faced the Madhya Pradesh Under-16 team in the quarter-final on 14 January 2018, and he took a five-wicket haul; however, he struggled with his batting performance and was dismissed on a duck in the first innings. In the second innings, he scored eight runs; however, Madhya Pradesh won the match by an innings and 81 runs. The cricketer took 26 wickets in the tournament, including two five-wicket hauls. He was the top scorer with 1237 runs at an average of 176.71, including four centuries and two half-centuries in the Vijay Merchant Trophy from seven matches between 1 December 2017 and 15 January 2018.

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy with the Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy with the Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy

Nitish was part of the India Under-19 B team, which participated in the 2018-2019 Quadrangular Under-19 Tournament in September 2018. In his debut match for the India Under-19 B team on 14 September 2018, he took two wickets at an economy of 5.29 and scored two runs against Afghanistan Under-19. On 18 September 2018, he was named to the playing eleven for the final against India Under-19 A; he scored eight runs from 13 balls. India Under-19 B defeated India Under-19 A by ten runs and lifted the trophy. In October 2018, the cricketer was selected for the Andhra Under-19 team for the 2018-2019 Vinoo Mankad Trophy Inter-State Tournament. On 10 October 2018, during a league match against the Punjab under-19 team, Reddy took a three-wicket haul from ten overs at an economy of 4.50. Nitish scored 76 runs from 70 balls and took two wickets at an economy of 4.10 against the Baroda Under-19 team on 14 October 2018.

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy (second row, fifth from right) with the VDCA academy players

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy (second row, fifth from right) with the VDCA academy players

The cricketer played ten matches, scored 351 runs, and took 12 wickets for the Andhra Under-19 team in the 2018-2019 Vinoo Mankad Trophy Inter-State Tournament between 5 October 2018 and 1 November 2018. Nitish’s consistent performances with the Andhra under-19 team did not go unnoticed, and in November 2018, the cricketer was named to the India Under-19 Green team for the 2018-2019 Under-19 Challenger Trophy. On 10 November 2018, he scored 12 runs and took two wickets against the India Under-19 Yellow in the opening match of the Challenger Trophy. India Under-19 Green faced India Under-19 Blue in the final of the Under-19 Challenger Trophy on 16 November 2018. He took a three-wicket haul at an economy of 3.57 and scored 19 runs; the cricketer was instrumental in India Under-19 Green’s victory. Reddy took five wickets and scored 55 runs from four matches between 10 November 2018 and 16 November 2018 in the competition.

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy receiving the Under-19 Challenger Trophy

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy receiving the Under-19 Challenger Trophy

In November 2018, Nitish was part of the Andhra Under-19 team for the 2018-2019 Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy. On 3 December 2018, he took a three-wicket haul and scored 13 runs against the Orissa Under-19 team. Later, Reddy scored 155 runs from 252 balls and took a wicket against the Goa Under-19 team in a group stage match. Reddy scored 373 runs and took ten wickets from seven matches in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy between 19 November 2018 and 28 January 2019. Reddy was named to the Andhra Under-19 team for the 2019-2020 Vinoo Mankad Trophy Inter-State Tournament in October 2019. On 4 October 2019, in the opening match against the Maharashtra Under-19 team, Nitish took a three-wicket haul from 8.5 overs at an economy of 3.85.

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A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy appealing for a wicket

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy appealing for a wicket

Reddy scored 50 runs from 82 balls against the Mumbai Under-19 team on 9 October 2019. He took a three-wicket haul from 9.5 overs at an economy of 2.34 and scored 16 runs against Chhattisgarh Under-19 on 13 October 2018. The cricketer scored 83 runs from 120 balls against the Tamil Nadu Under-19 team on 15 October 2019, his highest score in the 2019-2020 season of the Vinoo Mankad Trophy Inter-State Tournament. He played eight matches in the tournament between 4 October 2019 and 23 October 2019; he scored 276 runs with a strike rate of 57.02 and took 13 wickets at an economy of 3.81. In November 2019, Kumar was named to the India Under-19 A team for the 2019-2020 Under-19 Challenger Trophy. Nitish scored 30 runs and took two wickets against the Nepal A Under-19 team in the Challenger Trophy group stage match on 13 November 2019. On 17 November 2019, in the final against India Under-19 B, he took a three-wicket haul from nine overs at an economy of 5.89 and scored 30 runs (not out); he was instrumental in India Under-19 A’s 43 runs victory.

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy (second row, fourth from right) with his teammates

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy (second row, fourth from right) with his teammates

The cricketer took eight wickets and scored 66 runs from four matches between 11 November 2019 and 17 November 2019 in the tournament. Nitish was the second-highest wicket-taker in the 2019-2020 Under-19 Challenger Trophy. In December 2019, Reddy was part of the Andhra team for the 2019-2020 season of the Ranji Trophy; this was the first time he was selected for the senior team. On 27 January 2020, the cricketer was named to the playing eleven of Andhra for the match against Kerala and scored 39 runs from 60 balls in the first innings; he also took the catch of Basil Thampi. In the second innings, he dismissed Ponnam Rahul and registered his maiden Ranji wicket. Nitish was dismissed on a duck in the first innings against Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy group stage match on 12 February 2020; however, he took one wicket and a catch. Kumar struggled to find form and only scored one run in the second innings. Later, he was omitted from the playing eleven of the Andhra team for the remaining matches in the 2019-2020 Ranji Trophy.

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy from a training session at VDCA

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy from a training session at VDCA

In January 2021, Nitish was named to the Andhra team for the 2020-2021 season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He made his List-A debut on 20 February 2021 against Vidarbha in the opening day fixture of the Vijay Hazare Trophy and scored 54 runs from 58 balls. The cricketer scored 163 runs with an average of 32.60 and took one wicket from six matches in the competition between 20 February 2021 and 8 March 2021. Later, Reddy was part of the Andhra team, which participated in the 2021-2022 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The cricketer made his T20 debut against Jammu and Kashmir on 4 November 2021 and bowled one over at an economy of 6.00. Andhra faced Haryana on 5 November 2021, and the cricketer scored 41 runs from 36 balls. Kumar played five matches between 4 November 2021 and 9 November 2021 in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and scored 92 runs with an average of 23.00.

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Nitish Kumar Reddy playing for the Andhra team

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy playing for the Andhra team

In December 2021, Nitish was named to the Andhra team, which participated in the 2021-2022 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He took two wickets from seven overs at an economy of 7.29 against Himachal Pradesh on 12 December 2021; however, Kumar was not named to the playing eleven for the rest of the matches in the tournament. Later, Reddy played for the Andhra team in the 2022-2023 Vijay Hazare Trophy. The cricketer displayed a stellar overall performance against Kerala on 19 November 2022; he scored 31 runs from 28 balls and took a three-wicket haul at an economy of 3.73.

Nitish Kumar Reddy

Nitish Kumar Reddy

Nitish carried on his form and scored a half-century against Chhattisgarh on 23 November 2022. Reddy played seven matches in the 2022-2023 Vijay Hazare Trophy; he scored 130 runs and took seven wickets. In 2022, Nitish was named to the Andhra team, which participated in the 2022-2023 Ranji Trophy. On 20 December 2022, he took a four-wicket haul against Tamil Nadu in the group stage match of the tournament. Nitish scored 160 runs with an average of 11.42, and took 25 wickets with an average of 26.12 from eight matches between 13 December 2022 and 31 January 2023 in the Ranji Trophy, and was the third-highest wicket-taker for Andhra in the season.

Indian Premier League (IPL)

In December 2022, he was signed by the Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League. The cricketer made his debut against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 18 May 2023; he bowled two overs at an economy of 9.50.

Local boy Nitish Kumar gets his IPL debut 🧢 in orange 😍

Make it big, Nitish 🔥 pic.twitter.com/tDLeay75vT

— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 18, 2023

Three days later, Reddy was named to the playing eleven for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s last match of the season against the Mumbai Indians. He bowled three overs at an economy of 11.67; he won the Herbalife Active Catch of the Match award for his catch which dismissed Rohit Sharma.

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy with Virat Kohli

A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy with Virat Kohli

Awards

  • 2017: Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy for highest run-scorer in Vijay Merchant Trophy

Bike Collection

He owns a BMW G 310 GS and a KTM Duke.

Nitish Kumar Reddy with his BMW G 310 GS

Nitish Kumar Reddy with his BMW G 310 GS

Nitish Kumar Reddy with his KTM Duke

Nitish Kumar Reddy with his KTM Duke

Salary

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) signed him during the 2023 IPL auction ahead of the 2023 season for his base price of Rs. 20 Lakhs.

Favourites

Facts/Trivia

  • On 5 September 2021, Nitish was selected as a net bowler for the Indian Premier League team, Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He trained with the CSK team in Dubai.
    Nitish Kumar Reddy with Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Nitish Kumar Reddy with Mahendra Singh Dhoni

  • The cricketer did not bat in the two matches he played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in his debut season (2023) of the Indian Premier League.
    A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy playing in the IPL

    A photograph of Nitish Kumar Reddy playing in the IPL

  • The cricketer used the jersey number 8 in the 2023 Indian Premier League.

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