Praveen exemplifies the typical Indian medium pacer. His 125 kmph bowling should not create any hassles to international class batsmen but his ability to swing even on a road has made him the 'go-to' bowler.
Praveen rose into instant stardom with 10 wickets in just 4 matches at the fag end of the CB Trophy in Australia in 2008. This also included two 4-wicket hauls helping India clinch the tri-nation tournament. His deceptive pace along with the ability to swing the new ball caused a lot of consternation amongst batsmen. His performance helped him grab a IPL contract worth US $ 300,000 with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Praveen has been one of the leading strike bowlers for Uttar Pradesh with 199 wickets from just 44 FC matches. It has been no wonder that he has led India through several ODI's abroad where his swing and seam bowling gets the required assistance from the surfaces. He was named in the provisional squad for the 2011 WC held in the sub-continent but had to pull out with an elbow injury.
After 2012, he has not been able to make it in the Indian side not only because of his poor form but also because of his off-field banters. Though, he has been completely involved at the domestic level and IPL. He was roped in by Gujarat Lions in 2016 and played a pivotal role for his team.