Nayan Dilip Doshi
(born 6 October 1978, Nottingham
) is an English cricketer
, who was released by Derbyshire
. He is the son of Dilip Doshi
, who is a former Indian
Test bowler. Doshi, a left arm spin bowler, first played for Surrey
in June 2004, after already playing for the Indian side Saurashtra
in the Ranji Trophy
At the end of the 2006 cricket season, Doshi signed a two-year contract with Surrey, which was to end after the 2008 season. On 19 July 2007, Surrey announced that this contract had been terminated at Doshi's request.
Doshi then signed a short-term deal with Warwickshire
until the end of the 2007 season. Doshi was due to make his debut in Warwickshire's County Championship
match against Sussex
on 8 August that year. However, he was unable to do so owing to confusion surrounding the registration process.
Nayan Doshi is currently the world's second-placed Twenty20
wicket taker, having taken 59 wickets from 39 matches. Only Tyron Henderson
has taken more, with 60 in 52 matches. Doshi was also the first bowler in the Twenty20 Cup
to take a hat-trick
and still finish on the losing side.
Doshi also played in the Indian Premier League
in 2010 with the Royal Challengers Bangalore