Riley Meredith IPL Career
Riley Meredith is one of Australia’s most popular young cricketers, with a small but impeccable career that speaks for him. Riley is known for his consistent and fast bowling, and his capacity to work well under stress. His T20 debut in Australia in the 2017-18 Big Bash League Season made him a domestic name in the country , and he became the talk of the town in India when Punjab Kings bought him in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. Since then, Meredith has established a huge fanbase in India. He made his international debut for the Australia Cricket Team in 2021.
|Full name||Riley Patrick Meredith|
|Born||June 21, 1996|
|Place of origin||Hobart, Tasmania, Australia|
|Relatives||Patrick Meredith (father)|
Karen Meredith (mother)
Morgan Meredith (sister)
Daniel Meredith ( brother)
|Teams associated with||Hobart Hurricanes (T20) – 2017/18|
Tasmania (state) – 2017/18
Punjab Kings – 2021
|Bowling||Right arm, fast bowler|
Riley was born in Hobart, Tasmania in Australia to Patrick and Karen Meredith and he lived there with his parents and siblings, Morgan and Daniel. He completed his primary and secondary education and also played cricket alongside. He was fascinated by cricket and started playing at the young age of 9. Since then, he spent his time bettering his game, while also looking for backup career options. He worked as a tax officer before he went on to pursue cricket as his full time profession. He even suffered a serious injury that prevented him from playing for two years but Riley was determined to make a career in cricket.
By the time Riley got 16, he bagged himself a place in the Under-17 tournament where he played for State Team Tasmania against South Wales. He soon debuted in the Under-19 team for Tasmania and finally got selected into the Under-23 team. He made his List A debut in the Australian tour on 10th Jan, 2017 for Cricket Australia XI against Pakistan and went on to make his First Class debut the same year for team Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield Season 2017-18. His quick learning and sharp focus to improve his game made his career take off very rapidly and his talent was widely recognised by fans. Riley made his Twenty20 debut for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League Season on February 1, 2018 and showed amazing on field intelligence and skills. This led to his selection in the Australia Cricket Team for their tour to England which was disrupted by the onset of the ongoing pandemic. He was even named in the T20 squad of Australia and played against New Zealand, marking his international debut.
In the 2021 players’ auction of the Indian Premier League, Punjab Kings spotted the talent of this young but enthusiastic Australian bowler and what began as the auction on the base price of 40 lakhs took a surprising turn and went up to 8 crores, resulting in Riley’s selection into Punjab Kings ahead of the 2021 IPL season. He played his first match for Punjab Kings against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium on April 12, 2021, which made him a household name in India as well. Riley’s extremely sharp skills include consistently bowling at the pace of above 140 kmph and the ability to reverse swing. His fast bowling is what attracted Punjab Kings towards him. He also shows excellent batsmanship skills.
Riley leads a very disciplined life and has a very fit physique. He is fairly tall, with a height of 185 cm or 6”1’. He has a very fair complexion and has straight, blonde hair. He likes his hair side cropped and wavy, and he often also sports a mustache. Riley has big, blue eyes and he weighs 70 kgs.
Personal life and interests
Riley is very passionate about cricket and practices harder than most people to stay at the top of his game. His current coach Adam Griffith speaks very fondly of him and has immense trust in his abilities. He likes spending time with his family in Australia and often finds time for them. Riley is in a long term and blissful relationship with Maddie Gowans, and they are rumored to get married soon.
Riley is a pet lover and has a greyhound named Elton. He also loves to travel around the world, though his favorite city in the world is Melbourne. He admittedly has a bad habit of biting his nails that he can’t seem to get rid of. In the cricket world, his favorites are Ricky Ponting and Bret Lee. He is also a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He likes to stay in his room and use his PlayStation all day long and play Call of Duty 4. He likes to wake up early in the morning to practice and play cricket. His favorite color is white and he prefers Australian food over any other cuisine.
Riley Meredith Net Worth Income
Due to having a well established career in Australia, Riley’s estimated monthly income is $1500 to $2000, owing not only to his professional life but also to advertisements, brand promoting and several contracts with companies. Riley Meredith’s net worth is $ 3 million, which is 20 cr INR.
While he remained unsold at the 2019 IPL auctions, Punjab Kings identified his talents in 2021 and when his auction began at the base price of 40 lakhs, it surprised everyone, including Riley when it went up to 8 crores. Since this is his debut season in IPL, he has yet to receive an IPL rating.
Social media handles
Riley might not be very present on other social media platforms, but he has taken a strong liking to Instagram. He regularly posts pictures on Instagram about his family and his girlfriend. He also often posts about his life on field and his celebratory moments.he regularly updates his fans about where he’s travelling to and what he might currently be up to. He has a large number of followers not just on Instagram but also on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Snapchat and he loves interacting with his fans via social media.