Born: September 5, 1998
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm medium
Porel is an excellent prospect given that his raw pace often touches the higher end of the 130kmph-mark. He has already made his first-class debut for Bengal and picked up 13 wickets in three matches so far, including a five-for in his very second game.
In New Zealand, Porel picked up four wickets in their tie against South Africa on January 9 while giving away just 23 runs. If his first match in the Kiwi Island is anything to go by, the tall lanky pacer should cause the opposition consistent problem with the new ball.
Porel was highly successful in the under-19 Challenger Trophy and finished with eight wickets for India Green, just one behind the leading trio of Pankaj Yadav, Shivam Mavi and Ayan Siriwardena. He bowled a staggering 163 dot balls (27.1 overs) — in his 38.1 overs during the entire series.
According to several reports, India under-19 coach and former batsman Rahul Dravid had hand-picked Porel.