In Twenty20, Praveen has played 71 matches and has total 343 runs. The highest score of Praveen Kumar in Twenty 20 is 76 runs with an average of 12.70. He has one half century in his kitty and 27 fours and 17 sixes. In bowling, he has taken 63 wickets, and has lost 1906 runs out of 1510 balls. Praveen Kumar had his First-class debut at Kanpur against Haryanaheld in November 2005. In First-class matches, Praveen Kumar has played 44 matches and scored total 1579runs. His highest first-class score is 98 runs and has an average 23.92. He has 8 half-centuries in first-class matches and has taken 169 fours and 55 sixes. In 44 First-class matches, he took 199wickets and gave 4665 runs out of 10129balls. His last First-class match was against England at Birmingham, from August 10-13, 2011.
Praveen Kumar made his List-A match debut in 2004-05. He has played 104 List A matches and made 1256 runs, with a highest score of 64 and average of 21.28. In bowling, he has taken 149 wickets and gave 3967 runs out of 5132 balls. His last List A match was against Sussex on August 25, 2011. He has also played 52 ODI matches, securing 256 runs; his highest score being 54 with an average of 14.22. In terms of bowling, Praveen has taken 62 wickets by losing 2088 runs out of 2504 balls. His last ODI was against West Indies, held at North Sound, on June 13, 2011.
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Praveen Kumar made his repute as fast bowler with an ability to toil away unresponsive Indian wickets. He can also hit down the order as a surprise opener. He debuted in the Uttar Pradesh under-19 team with RP Singh, Piyush Chawla and Suresh Raina in the same team. But very soon, he entered the Ranji team and picked up 9 wickets against Haryana. His continuous good performance gave him the place in Indian team touring Kenya in 2007.
Praveen Kumar gave his excellent performance with both ball and bat in hand. In a triangular tournament among India, Sri Lanka A and Kenya, he won the Man-of-the-Series award.