Riley Meredith Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife, BBL, IPL & Facts

Riley Meredith Biography – Right-arm Australian fast bowler who can bowl upto 152 kmph!

Family Background of Riley Meredith:

Riley Meredith was born on June 21, 1996, in Tasmania, Australia. His mother, Karen Meredith, is a businesswoman who owns an Electrical Contracting business.

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Riley Meredith with his family

He has a brother named Daniel Meredith and a sister named Morgan Meredith.

Riley Meredith Biography:

Riley Meredith's Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameRiley Patrick Meredith
NicknameRizcat
Date of BirthJune 21, 1996
Age24 years (in 2021)
NationalityAustralian
ReligionChristianity
Zodiac/Sun SignCancer
Birth PlaceHobart, Tasmania, Australia
EducationNot known
Physical Stats:
Height (approx)6ft. 1” 
(1.85 m )
(185 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorGray
Family & Relationships:
Father
Not Known
MotherKaren Meredith
SiblingsMorgan Meredith (sister) & Daniel Meredith (brother)
Marital StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendMaddie Gowans
Career:
ProfessionCricketer
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast
Major TeamsAustralia A, Tasmania,Tasmania Under-19s, Tasmania Under-23s, Hobart Hurricanes, Punjab Kings
International
Test Debut
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ODI Debut
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T20I Debut-
First-Class DebutVictoria vs Tasmania at Melbourne (November 13, 2017)
List-A DebutCricket Australia XI vs Pakistanis at Brisbane (January 10, 2017)
T-20 DebutPerth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes at Perth (February 1, 2018)

Cricket Career of Meredith:

At the age of 16, Riley made his debut for Tasmania under-17s against New South Wales under-17s. The next year, he started playing for under-19s team and soon made his name for Tasmania under-23s team.

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Later, on January 10, 2017, he made his List-A debut along with Will Pucovski, Will Sutherland, Travis Dean, and Cameron Green, against Pakistanis at Pakistan tour of Australia. He bowled nine overs in the match but couldn’t get any wicket.

He started his List-A career with Cricket Australia XI, however, his List-A debut for Tasmania came against New South Wales in October 2017.

The same year, he made his first-class debut against Victoria in the Sheffield Shield series. He took one wicket in the match in the form of Daniel Christian. He is yet to make his international debut for Australia.

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Then, in 2019, he played a day-night match for Australia A, under the captainship of Alex Carey, opposite Pakistanis. He picked the wickets of opening batsman Shan Masood and Haris Sohail in the match.

Cricket Stats:

Cricket Stats:
First-ClassList-AT20s
Matches181934
Innings321934
Wickets532543
Economy3.735.508.06
Best Bowling
(Match)
5/984/424/21

BBL & IPL Career:

Riley Meredith made his BBL debut for Hobart Hurricanes on February 01, 2018. He played his first match against Perth Scorchers where he picked his maiden BBL wicket in the form of Adam Voges.

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The next season, in BBL 2018, he picked 16 wickets in the tournament. His best bowling figures of BBL came in this season only, as he took four wickets against Melbourne Stars on his seventh match of the season.

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He played the next two seasons (BBL 2019 & BBL 2020) for the same team.

BBL Stats:

BBL Stats
InningsWicketsEconomyBBM5W
2017-182110.501-290
201813168.584-210
20196106.683-260
202013167.833-210

IPL Career:

Punjab Kings (PBK) bought Riley Meredith for 8 crores INR at the auction ahead of the IPL 2021. He is likely going to make his IPL debut for PBK along with his fellow countrymen Jhye Richardson who was also picked up the same franchisee for Rs. 14 crores.

Facts about Riley Meredith:

  • He started playing cricket at the age of nine.
  • He bowled at a speed of 152.2 kmph in BBL 2020.
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Riley Meredith with his girlfriend
  • Riley Meredith’s girlfriend’s name is Maddie Gowans.
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  • His favorite cricketer is Ricky Ponting.

Frequently asked questions on Google:


Q1: What is the age of Riley?

Ans: 24 years (in 2021)


Q2: What is the height of Riley Meredith?

Ans: 6ft. 1”  (1.85 m or 185 cm)


Q3: Who is the wife of Riley Meredith?

Ans: His partner’s name is Maddie Gowans.


Q4: Who are the siblings of Meredith?

Ans: Daniel Meredith and Morgan Meredith.


Q5: What is the highest bowling speed of Meredith?

Ans: 152.2 kmph


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