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Basil Thampi Biography

Basil Thampi is an Indian cricketer from Ernakulam, Kerala. The right-handed Tasman and baler were born on 11 September 1993. Thampi is popular for his right-handed fast bowling at speeds of 140 kmph+.


 Thampi is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium pace bowler. He was recruited by the IPL team-Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018 and since then he has been a part of the multi-billion dollar IPL franchise as a regular bowler for Sunrisers Hyderabad. 


Within domestic cricket, Basil Thampi plays for Kerala and often helps the team win with his excellent Yorkers. His latest domestic match was between KCA Royals and KCA Panthers, wherein he took two wickets for the Panthers with an economy of 7.50.

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Early life


Basil Thampi was born in Ernakulam, Kerala to M.M. Thampi and Lizy Thampi on 11 September, 1993. Thampi had always had a passion for cricket and he fulfilled his dreams with hard work and determination.


 The 27-year-old started playing for Kerala in domestic cricket back in 2015. He first joined the multi-billion dollars IPL Franchise back in 2017, when he was first recruited by Gujarat Lions. In 208, he joined Sunrisers Hyderabad and now continues to be a part of the same team. 


In the upcoming IPL, 2021 from 9th April, Thampi will be representing Sunrisers Hyderabad as their fast bowler.


Basil Thampi Career

Thampi made his debut in domestic cricket for Kerala in February 2015, Ranji Trophy against Goa. In 2017, he was also a part of the T20 squad of India against Sri Lanka, however, he did not play. He was also a net-owner for India during the 2017 four-match test series against Australia. 



In 2017, he was recruited by Gujarat Lions for a price of Rs.85 lakhs. During this season, i.e Thampi’s IPL Debut season he was named as the “Emerging player” and given the same award.


 He started as an underdog for Gujarat lions but his ability to bowl at fast speeds of 140 kmph and deliver consistent yorkers got him much-deserved attention. While he started as an understudy, he ended the tournament as their main bowler.


In 2018, he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad to play in the 2018 IPL. In July 2018 he became a part of the India blue squad for the Duleep Trophy. He was also a part of the same squad for the 2019-20 Duleep Trophy.


Basil Thampi Wiki Biography in detail

Height175 m or 5’9’’
Weight62 kg
Chest size38
Biceps size12
Birthday11th September
Zodiac signVirgo


Basil Thampi Personal information

Thampi was amongst a large section of those people who dreamt about supplementing their family incomes with a job in the gulf. He was almost going to abandon his true dreams of playing cricket.


Fortunately, a talk with his close ones and the ones he took inspiration from made him realize just how much he was passionate about this game. Thampi soon abandoned his plans of taking a mundane job and put his soul back into the game. 


  • Date of birth-11 September 1993
  • Birth place-Kerala
  • Sun sign-zodiac
  • Nationality-Indian
  • Religion-Christianity 


Basil Thampi is unmarried and doesn’t seem to have a girlfriend or if he does, he has managed to remain tight-lipped about it. Thampi also has no children yet. He is a non-vegetarian, who vastly enjoys home-cooked food made by his mother. 



Basil Thampi Net Worth (Income)


Thampi was purchased by Gujarat Lions in 2017 for a price of Rs.85 lakhs. His 2020 IPL salary for playing as a bowler for Sunrisers Hyderabad is approximately 95,00,00 rupees. His net worth is expected to be $112 million.


Social media 

Thampi has a good presence over social media. He has a blue-tick verified Instagram account with over 100K+ followers. He also has a social media account on Twitter, however, he isn’t very active there. 


Hobbies and more


Thampi’s hobbies include listening to music and playing sports other than cricket such as football and hockey. His favorite cricketer is Virat Kohli but he also has a deep revelation for S.Sreenath, who is also from Kerala.


He also enjoys swimming, playing tennis, reading books, etc. His favorite shot is a straight drive and his favorite color is black. Cats are Thampi’s favorite pet animal.