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Mohammad Kaif critical of report on lack of SC/ST players in Indian Test cricket history

Former India cricket Mohammad Kaif slammed a media outlet for querying whether Indian cricket team needs a caste-based quota system.

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 30, 2018 8:32:18 am
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Mohammad Kaif recently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. (Source: Express Archive)
Former India cricket Mohammad Kaif has slammed a report by a media outlet which carries analysis by a study which questions the number of SC/ST’s to have played for India since attainting Test status. In the report by The Wire, it says that since India started playing Test cricket, there have been only four capped players from Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) out of the 290 players who have played for India where the number should have been 70 in accordance with the population. In reply to the tweet sharing the story, Kaif queried, “How many prime time journalists are SC or ST or for that matter how many senior editors in your organisation are SC or ST. Sports is perhaps one field which has successfully broken barriers of caste, players play with inclusiveness but then we have such journalism to spread hatred.”
The article also mentions how players coming from Dalit and Muslim communities have contributed as bowlers. “Three of the four Dalit Indian Test cricketers have been pace bowling all-rounders; five of the eight Muslims to have debuted for India in Tests in this millennium were pace bowlers; as many as 27 Muslims to have played in the IPL are also bowlers, while another 8 are all-rounders, as opposed to only 8 batsmen,” the study mentions.

The article also draws comparisons with South African cricket. They introduced a quota system where a minimum of six black cricketers must be included in South Africa’s national team to counter the under-representation of minority players across all levels of the game.
Vithal Palwankar (c.1886 – 26 November 1971), who belonged to a scheduled caste, was not only a star player, he was the first captain of the Hindus’ cricket team in the Bombay Quadrangular cricket competition.
This page became necessary because the SC contribution to India’s international cricket teams has not been adequately documented. You can help by sending additional information to the Facebook page,, including about great domestic players and about ST players. Information used will be duly acknowledged.

SC players who have represented India
 Career highlights
1 Doddanarasiah Ganesh
2 Karsan Devjibhai Ghavri
3 Vinod Ganpat Kambli
4 Eknath Dhondu Solkar
5 Sanjay Banger
6 Kedar Jadhav

Doddanarasiah Ganesh

Dodda Ganesh, born June 30, 1973, was one of Karnataka’s finest bowlers, but only made a fleeting appearance on the international stage. Karthik Parimal looks back at the career of this domestic stalwart.
In the second half of the 1990s, Karnataka churned out more bowlers for India than any other region. The likes of Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad and Anil Kumble, to name a few, were mainstays in the Indian bowling line-up and, understandably, were first-choice bowlers for their state too, but there were others like Sunil Joshi, David Johnson, Vijay Bharadwaj and Dodda Ganesh. That attack explains Karnataka’s success in the Ranji Trophy during the aforesaid period — they were victorious in 1995-96, 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons — and it left many other good bowlers on the fringes. However, some managed to make the cut despite the high level of standards set; Dodda Ganesh certainly belonged to that bracket.
The rise
Despite starting out as a wicket-keeper batsman, it didn’t take long for Ganesh to shine as a bowler, thanks to the legendary Gundappa Viswanath, who recognised his latent potential. His skills were further sharpened in First-Class cricketer-turned-umpire AV Jayaprakash‘s training camp and he was soon drafted into the Karnataka side thereafter, where he gained an opportunity to rub shoulders with the best in the world. Sharing a dressing room with some of India’s finest players quickly propelled him to the next level. But on hindsight, one feels that perhaps the transition should have been delayed a bit.
Running in with ball close to his chest and delivering it with an orthodox action that angled in towards the batsman, Ganesh caught the eye of many in the domestic circuit despite being surrounded by stalwarts himself. If his intentions were to try and impress his high-profile team-mates, he did a fine job of that. Soon, some of the other Indian batsmen would face Ganesh and witness his rise from close quarters.
A topsy-turvy ride
In the 1996 Irani Trophy, Ganesh bagged 11 wickets (six for 84 and five for 89), including some of India’s frontline batsmen like Navjot Sidhu and VVS Laxman (twice) which shot him to limelight. He was immediately on the radar of the national selectors and received a call up for India’s tour of South Africa in 1997. Despite the bowling line-up being stacked, Ganesh’s medium-pace was given priority. It was a moment he would have expected to meet a little later in his cricketing career, but the powers that otherwise.
Ganesh boarded the flight to wear the India cap. However, once there, the demands of international cricket swiftly brought him down to earth. In the two Tests, he bowled 43 overs and took one wicket at an average of 165. He was a novice with the bat and did little to prove otherwise in that department. Soon after the tour of South Africa, in what was to be his only One-Day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe, he conceded 20 runs for a wicket in his five overs.
Lacklustre performances notwithstanding, he was retained for the upcoming tour of West Indies. He played two of the five Tests, one of them featuring India’s collapse while chasing a modest total of 120, and tasted little success. He finished with match-figures of four for 98, but the outing was clearly insipid. After that, Ganesh donned the Indian cap just once, in the final Test at Georgetown, before being duly dropped. Thereafter, he never staged a comeback.

Dodda Ganesh… 365 First-Class wickets © Getty Images
Dodda Ganesh… 365 First-Class wickets © Getty Images
Perhaps, like Kumble had stated, Ganesh was too raw when he made his international debut. In an interview to ESPN Cricinfo, the latter concurred with the former’s observation. “Everything was new to me, the flight journey, the five-star hotels, the country [South Africa], and the whole touring. I was bit overwhelmed,” Ganesh said. But, the confidence he gained from being a part of an international unit was reflected when he went back to the domestic scene.
Karnataka’s stalwart
With a young breed of Indian bowlers emerging from other regions, Ganesh’s hopes of returning to the international fold slowly faded. However, the fact that Srinath, Prasad and Kumble were away on national duty for most part of the year meant that Ganesh took over the mantle for Karnataka. He delivered on a consistent basis, his 20 First-Class five-wicket hauls is a testimony to that fact, and stood up for the team. Although a mug with the bat, he scored an unbeaten 18 in a last-wicket stand that saw Karnataka trump Hyderabad in the semi-final of the 1998 Ranji Trophy. They went on to win the title that year.
By the time he called it quits from all forms of cricket in 2007, Ganesh had 365 First-Class wickets to his name. His contributions were rightfully applauded, by former and current greats, for his services were tireless. “I always put my state first and only then me. Karnataka cricket gave everything that I owe today and I am grateful for all the help from various quarters,” he stated in that interview.

Although politics managed to grab his attention, his love for cricket never vanished. He was roped in as Goa’s coach for the 2012 Ranji Trophy.

Full Name:Doddanarasiah Ganesh ODI Profile & Statistics     

Matches:4 (1997-1997)
Bats:Right HandedView Video Clips featuring Doddanarasiah Ganesh
Bowls:Right Arm Medium

Not Outs:3
Highest Score:8
Balls Faced:122
Scoring Rate21.31
Opened Batting:0
Runs Conceded:287
5 Wickets in Innings:0
10 Wickets in Match:0
Best - Innings:2/28
Best - Match:4/98
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Economy Rate:3.74
Strike Rate:92.20
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Karsan Devjibhai Ghavri
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Karsan Ghavri
Personal information
Full nameKarsan Devjibhai Ghavri
Born28 February 1951 (age 66)
RajkotGujarat, India
Batting styleLeft-hand bat
Bowling styleLeft-arm medium
Career statistics
Runs scored913114
Batting average21.2311.40
Top score8620
Balls bowled70361033
Bowling average33.5447.20
5 wickets in innings4-
10 wickets in match-n/a
Best bowling5/333/40
Source: , 4 February 2006About this sound pronunciation  (born 28 February 1951, in Rajkot, Gujarat) is a former Indian cricketer who played in 39 Tests and 19 ODIs from 1974 to 1981. He played in the 1975 and 1979 World Cups.

Ghavri was a left-arm fast-medium pace bowler, with a long run-up and a high leaping action. He could also produce quickish but accurate left-arm finger spin. Altogether he took 109 Test wickets, including four five-wicket hauls. With the bat he was usually found in the lower order but managed a couple of Test half centuries including a career best 86 against Australia in Bombay. By the time he was dismissed he had made a record eighth-wicket partnership of 127 with Syed Kirmani. His 86 came of just 99 balls which contained 12 fours and 3 huge sixes. Syed Kirmani who was sent as a night watchman remained unbeaten with 101. India went on to win that Test match and also the series against Kim Hughes' Australian team.

Despite making his debut in 1975, it wasn't until the season of 1976–77 that he cemented his spot in the side after series against New Zealand and England. He remained a regular member of the side until 1981. His most successful series came against the West Indies in 1978–79 with 27 wickets. One of his memorable spell came during India's tour of Australia in 1981 during second innings of the 3rd Test match of the series. On the 4th day of that match he got rid of Australia's opening batsman John Dyson and captain Greg Chappell in 2 successive deliveries which set up the stage for India's victory on the final day.[1] India won that match by 59 runs with Kapil Dev doing rest of the damage on the final day of the match.

He was Kapil Dev's bowling partner when the future Indian great made his debut in 1978 against Pakistan at Faisalabad.
Ghavri was eventually replaced by Madan Lal during the 1982 tour of England to India.
(Ghavri: Karsan Devjibhai was a Gujarati. Google yields nothing about Gujarati Ghavris but in north India Gavri, Gawri, Ghawri and Ghavri are Aroras, an intermediate caste. Three sites indicate that Karsan belongs to a scheduled caste.)

Vinod Kambli

Vinod Kambli's sub-conscious mind has revealed that stunning truth.
"I always felt discriminated against by the cricket board because of my caste and colour"
Yes, Kambli was just another victim of a hidden social bias in Indian cricket.
Not at all a wonder, this is not just the story of Vinod Kambli, It is the fate of all dalits from the day cricket was born in India.
Indian cricket Board has always alienated the marginalised sections, the deprived, the lowered castes, the ethnic nationalities and dalits.
Believe it or not, the 4% Brahmin's in India have on an average more than 70 pc representation in the Indian cricket teams. Its not a a mere coincidence that Gavaskar, Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Kumble, Tendulkar, Laxman and many other stalwarts of the Indian cricket are Brahmins.
As of my knowledge only two dalits have so far represented India in his 75 years of history (Balwanth Paloo from Karnataka and Vinod Kambli).
Balu Palwankar was the first Dalit to be chosen as a member of the Indian team which played in England in 1911.
Vinod Kambli , who created a world record with the Tendulkar was the second dalit member in Indian cricket member. But where is tendulkar now and Kambli is completely forgotten.
Kambli scored Bradmanesque in the first two Series While coming back with the good results in the first 4 series. He was the third Highest Scorer in the 1996 World Cup and had the second best average in the World Cup.
Vinod Kambli was forced retire with an over 50 average due to not being given enough chances. He was surely targeted by the elite BCCI bosses who promoted only elite players in Indian cricket.
This discrimination can be seen not only seen in cricket grounds, but also in the movies which made cricket as the major theme. One classic example is the movie Lagan itself, this is indeed a movie which insults Dalit cricketers.
The main actor Aamir Khan who is the upper caste Bhuvan is the leader of the team. The untouchable Kachra finds his place in the team because he is handicapped. Why should the dalits be portrayed as physically handicapped.
The reason is simple, upper cast directior Ashutoish Gowarikar wants to portray that Dalits  as a physically inferior race. Kachra"s talent comes only because of his handicap. In the climax of the movie they even make the upper caste Bhuvan to score the winning six.

On December 21st, 2003, two Dalit youths in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh were brutally murdered by Rajputs in the village. The major cause for this murder was the defeat in successive cricket matches that was considered an insult to Rajputs who considered themselves invincible and the least to be beaten by the 'dirty and good for nothing" dalits.

The village pradhan is suspected to be behind in these ghastly murders. For poor Dalits who dare to use cricket as a way to achieve empowerment, these are the responses of upper caste elites and their institutionally entrenched cohorts.

When can a dalit dream of playing in Indian tream ? When humanity is lost so terribly?
Legendary sports broadcaster John Arlott had once said sport reflected its society. It truly does in India. While the British used it Cricket as tool to maintain their imperialistic stranglehold, today it is being very well used by the corporate capitalists to maintain the great divide in India.

Full nameVinod Kambli (Vinod Kambli)
Date of Birth18 Jan 1972
Main teamsIndia,Boland,Mumbai
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling styleRight-arm offbreak
Test Debut29 Jan 1993
ODI Debut18 Oct 1991

Average of Batting and Fielding

Test Match17211108422754.2431246057

Average of Bowling

Test Match170--0-----00

Career statistics

Test Debut
India v England, Calcutta, 29 Jan 1993  Scorecard
Last Test
India v New Zealand, Cuttack, 08 Nov 1995  Scorecard
ODI Debut
India v Pakistan, 18 Oct 1991  Scorecard
Last ODI
India v Sri Lanka, 29 Oct 2000  Scorecard

Sanjay Bangar      

List A107

Test debutIndia v England at Mohali, Dec 3-6, 2001 scorecard
Last TestNew Zealand v India at Hamilton, Dec 19-22, 2002 scorecard
Test statistics

ODI debutIndia v England at Chennai, Jan 25, 2002 scorecard
Last ODIIndia v Zimbabwe at Adelaide, Jan 24, 2004 scorecard
ODI statistics

First-class debut1993/94
Last First-classBaroda v Railways at Vadodara, Dec 24-27, 2010 scorecard
List A debut1993/94
Last List ARailways v Vidarbha at Kanpur, Feb 14, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debutRailways v Uttar Pradesh at Jaipur, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20Madhya Pradesh v Railways at Jaipur, Oct 25, 2010 scorecard

Bat & BowlTeamOppositionGroundMatch DateScorecard
139, 4/39Railwaysv VidarbhaKanpur14 Feb 2011List A
1/57, 23Railwaysv M. PradeshKanpur13 Feb 2011List A
2/24, 0Railwaysv RajasthanKanpur10 Feb 2011List A
2, 3/62, 1, 0/16Railwaysv BarodaVadodara24 Dec 2010First-class
1/4, 29, 0/11Railwaysv BengalDelhi15 Dec 2010First-class
8, 4/57, 67, 1/20Railwaysv DelhiDelhi8 Dec 2010First-class
104, 0/38, 9Railwaysv SaurashtraRajkot1 Dec 2010First-class
0/28, 8*Railwaysv Tamil NaduChennai24 Nov 2010First-class
4, 1/24, 62, 0/35Railwaysv MumbaiMumbai17 Nov 2010First-class
3/21, 15, 3/43Railwaysv AssamDelhi10 Nov 2010First-class

Wisden overview
A feisty allrounder who opens both the batting and the bowling for Railways in India's Ranji Trophy, Sanjay Bangar is an exciting prospect - and something of a lucky mascot for India, who won five and drew one of his first six Tests, including three rare overseas victories. Bangar bowls wicket-to-wicket at a lively pace, and can move the ball both ways. As a batsman, he has been a steady accumulator of runs at domestic level, but also has an impressive fourth gear: his lusty hitting at No. 6 helped the Board President's XI to a victory in the 1998 Wills Trophy. An untimely injury kept him out of cricket for a while, but he returned in style, with a fine hundred against Zimbabwe in only his second Test, batting at No. 7, before moving to the top of the order to play a crucial role in India's historic innings victory over England at Headingley in 2002.(Amit Varma)

Eknath Dhondu Solkar

 (18 March 1948 in Bombay – 26 June 2005 in Mumbai) was an Indian all-round cricketer who played 27 Tests and seven One Day Internationals for his country. He was born in Bombay, and died of heart attack in the same city at the age of 57.
Solkar was a capable bat with a Test century to his name, and he could bowl fast as well as slow, which earned him the distinction "Poor man's Sobers". Solkar was renowned for his excellent close fielding, of which he once remarked, "I only watch the ball." His catches helped India to victory against England at The Oval in 1971, the team's first Test win in England. Eknath's team-mate at Sussex Tony Greig once said, "He was the best forward short leg I've ever seen."
His 53 catches in only 27 matches is the best ratio for catches per test-match among non-wicket-keepers with 20 or more Tests. He is responsible for one of cricket's most celebrated quotes, directed at Geoffrey Boycott: "I will out you bloody."

Early life

Solkar's father was the head groundsman at Hindu Gymkhana, Mumbai. Solkar used to change the scoreboards for the matches played at that ground. Anant Solkar, Eknath's younger brother, also played cricket at first class level, representing Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy matches.
During his days as a school cricketer, he toured Sri Lanka in 1964 and captained the Indian schools team against London Schools in 1965-66. The team included future India players Sunil Gavaskar and Mohinder Amarnath. He played for Sussex Second XI in 1969 and 1970 and became eligible to play for the first XI, but represented them in only one match.


Solkar made his Test debut against New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1969-70 and volunteered to field at short-leg. He became the first Indian Test Cricketer to be born post independence. He had a successful series against Australia the same season and against the West Indies in 1971. He was selected to open the bowling along with Abid Ali against England in England in 1971. In the first Test match of that series, he scored 67 and formed a 92-run partnership with Gundappa Viswanath which helped India take first innings lead. In the third Test at the Oval, he returned figures of 3/28 in the first innings, scored 44 runs, and took two catches, thereby played an important part in India's win. In the 1972-73 home series against England, he scored 75 in the first Test at Delhi. He took 12 catches in the five-Test series. He did not play well against England in the away series of 1974, but dismissed Geoffrey Boycott in three successive innings (India vs Yorkshire and India vs MCC - first class fixtures). He scored his only Test century against the West Indies in Mumbai in 1975. Apart from his 53 catches in 27 Tests, he made 1,068 runs at an average of 25.42 and claimed 18 wickets at an average of 59.44. In the 16 years of his first-class cricket career, he scored 6,851 runs at an average of 29.27, including eight centuries, took 276 wickets at an average of 30.01 and took 190 catches.[1] In Test Cricket, his job as bowler was to bowl 4-5 overs to take the shine off the new ball as much as possible before the Indian spinners took over. For Mumbai's Ranji team he formed an opening bowlers' tandem with Abdul Ismail. In the 1973 Ranji final, he bowled off-breaks on a notorious turner and took 5 wickets to help Mumbai to a famous victory in a match dominated by the spin bowling of Venkat, V. V. Kumar, and Shivalkar.

FULL NAMEEknath Solkar
BORNMarch 18, 1948
AGE68 Years, 11 Months, 25 Days
BOWLINGLeft-arm medium
CAREER SPAN[Test, 1969 - 1977], [ODI, 1974 - 1976],



Test274861068102 v WI1674325.4272.80530
ODI7602713 v NZ00204.534.1720


Test44377.3821070183/28 v ENG1059.442.83125.83
ODI631.4416942/31 v ENG0042.254.0263

Amarjit Kaypee

Full name Amarjit Kaypee
Born October 2, 1960, Jullundur (now Jalandhar), Punjab
Major teams Haryana, Punjab
Batting style Right-hand bat
Full name Amarjit Kaypee
Born October 2, 1960, Jullundur (now Jalandhar), Punjab
Current age 56 years 162 days
Major teams Haryana, Punjab
Batting style Right-hand bat
atting and fielding averages
List A323076827029.6505120
Bowling averages
List A32670---7.00-000
Career statistics
First-class span1980/81 - 1999/00
List A span1982/83 - 1999/00
Recent matches
Bat & BowlTeamOppositionGroundMatch DateScorecard
2India Snrsv Pakistan SnrSheikhupura27 Apr 2006Other OD
65India Snrsv Pakistan SnrSialkot25 Apr 2006Other OD
43India Snrsv Pakistan SnrKarachi23 Apr 2006Other OD
Latest Photos
Dec 22, 1998

Amarjit Kaypee, Portrait
© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

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Vinoo Mankad
Vinoo Mankad (right) and Pankaj Roy returning to the pavilion after their world record setting opening partnership of 413 runs, a record that stood for 52 years. Madras, 11 January 1956.
Personal information
Full nameMulvantrai Himmatlal Mankad
Born12 April 1917
Jamnagar, British India
Died21 August 1978 (aged 61)
Batting styleRight-handed
Bowling styleSlow left arm orthodox
RelationsAshok Mankad (son) Atul Mankadson
International information
National sideIndia
Test debut (cap 22 June 1946 v England
Last Test11 February 1959 v West Indies
Domestic team information
1935–1936Western India
Career statistics
Runs scored2,10911,591
Batting average31.4734.70
Top score231231
Balls bowled14,68650,122
Bowling average32.3224.53
5 wickets in innings838
10 wickets in match29
Best bowling8/528/35
Source: Cricinfo, 24 June 2009
Vinoo Mankad
Vinoo Mankad About this sound pronunciation (12 April 1917 – 21 August 1978), full name Mulvantrai Himmatlal Mankad, was an Indian cricketer who is best known for his world record setting opening partnership of 413 runs, with Pankaj Roy, in 1956, a record which stood for 52 years. An opening batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler, he played in 44 Tests for India, and made 2109 runs at an average of 31.47 including five Test centuries with a top score of 231. He also took 162 wickets at the average of 32.32, including eight five-wicket hauls. He is one of the three cricketers to have batted in every position, from the first to the last, during his Test career.
His son Ashok Mankad also played Test Cricket for India. Rahul Mankad, another son, played first-class cricket.
Mankad's best performance was against England at Lord's in 1952. In the first innings he top-scored with 72. During England's first innings, he bowled 73 overs and took 5 wickets for 196 runs. In India's second innings in that Test match, he top-scored again with 184 runs out of India's total of 378. Though England won the game easily, Mankad's all-round performance salvaged India's pride in a series where they were heavily overmatched. Mankad was the first player in more than 30 years to score a 100 and take five wickets in the same Test and the first Indian to achieve this feat. As such, he is one of only three non-England 'away' players whose name appears on both batting and bowling honours boards at Lords. (The other two are Keith Miller and Sir Gary Sobers).
Also memorable was his role earlier in the same year against England in Madras. He took 8/52 in England's first innings and 4/53 in the second helping India beat England for the very first time in a Test match.
In 1956 he hit 231 against New Zealand at Chennai and together with Pankaj Roy established the world record opening partnership of 413 runs which stood for 52 years. His score was a Test record for India at the time and would remain so until it was broken in 1983 by Sunil Gavaskar.
Mankad caused controversy in 1947/48 on India's tour of Australia, when he ran out Bill Brown backing up in the second Test. In other words, he broke the wicket at the non-striker's end during his run-up while the batsman at that end was out of his ground. He had done the same thing to Brown in the game against an Australian XI earlier on the tour, but his running out of Brown infuriated the Australian media, and running someone out in this way is now referred to as "Mankading"

However, Don Bradman in his autobiography defended Mankad, saying:
For the life of me, I can't understand why [the press] questioned his sportsmanship. The laws of cricket make it quite clear that the nonstriker must keep within his ground until the ball has been delivered. If not, why is the provision there which enables the bowler to run him out? By backing up too far or too early, the nonstriker is very obviously gaining an unfair advantage.
While perfectly legal, some contend that by convention, a bowler should warn a batsman who persists in backing up before dismissing him in that fashion. It should be noted Mankad himself warned Brown before dismissing him in this fashion. Courtney Walsh likewise received praise for warning rather than dismissing Saleem Jaffar, who was backing up during the 1987 World Cup.

Three other instances of 'Mankading' have taken placed in Test matches. These involved Ian Redpath (Australia) by Charlie Griffith (West Indies) in 1968-69; Derek Randall (England) by Ewen Chatfield (New Zealand) in 1978-79; and Sikander Bakht (Pakistan) by Alan Hurst (Australia) in 1978-79.
M. P. Bajana
MP Bajana.jpg

Full name -Manek Pallon Bajana
Born - 14 September 1886 India
Died - 28 April 1927 (aged 40) London, England

Batting style Right-handed
Role Opening batsman

Source: CricketArch, 2 February 2010
Manek Pallon Bajana (14 September 1886 – 28 April 1927) was an Indian amateur crickete rwho played 55 first-class cricket matches between 1911 and 1920. Originally a member of the Indian team which toured England in 1911, he remained in the country and joined Somerset County Cricket Club, for which he played as anopening batsman until 1920. During his nine-year first-class cricket career, Bajana scored 1,975 runs at an average of 20.78. He scored three centuries, and made his highest score in 1920, scoring 115 runs against Cambridge University.
Early life and Indian tour

Manek Pallon Bajana was born on 14 September 1886 in India  Leading up to 1911, he was employed in India by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan of Cooch Behar and early that year, Bajana travelled as part of the Maharajah's retinue to England, where Narayan was attending the coronation of King George V. In England, he joined up with thetouring Indian cricket team, as one of sevenParsi players in the side. The 1911 tour was the first by a representative Indian team, and included a mix of Hindus, Parsis, Muslims, and two members of the untouchable Chamar caste. Bajana appeared in seven matches during the tour, of which four had first-class status The team did not fare very well in their contests; the captain of the side, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, only played three matches and spent the rest of his time socialising with the British high society, and there were rumours of sectarianism between the Parsi and Hindu members of the team. In twenty-three matches, they won six and lost fifteen, the remaining two being drawn. Bajana was one of four batsmen to score a first-class century for the Indians; he struck 108 against Somerset at Taunton. On his first-class debut, Bajana suffered the ignominy of a pair –dismissed without scoring in both innings. During the tour, Bajana made it known that he was looking to remain in England and play county cricket. His century against Somerset drew the attention of that county, and he joined them in 1912
County cricketer

At the time of Bajana's arrival in the Somerset team, the county were struggling to compete in the County Championship, and were making a financial loss. In three of the four years prior to 1912, Somerset had finished bottom of the championship table, and there was little improvement in the final three years before the First World War, each of which resulted in a bottom-three finish. The Somerset cricket historian, David Foot, records that at this time, the county's recruitment policy was "susceptible to exotic grandeur and haughty lineage," and suggested that a player's cricketing ability was often a secondary consideration to their social standing. Bajana made his debut for Somerset in May 1912,opening the batting for the county against Sussex. He scored twenty-two and seven in a six-wicket victory for his county. In the subsequent match, against Hampshire, Bajana scored his first half-century in county cricket, hitting 71 runs in the second innings; the highest score of any Somerset batsman in the match He passed 50 on three further occasions that year, and along with Len Braund and Ernie Robson, was ever-present in the Somerset team that season. His year's aggregate of 575 runs in the County Championship, and his score of 95, made against Worcestershire in August, were both the county's best that season, in a year in which no player scored a century for Somerset.

Bajana appeared less frequently for Somerset in 1913, playing ten matches for the county. He only scored one half-century, accruing 78 runs against Derbyshire. His batting average of 19.75 in 1913 placed him fourth in the Somerset batting averages. He did not play for Somerset in 1914, and the outbreak of the First World War suspended county cricket until 1919. During the war Bajana played, and captained, a number of matches for the Indian Gymkhana Cricket Club, and scored a century for the team against a New Zealand APS side in 1918.

In 1919, Bajana returned to the Somerset team, playing in six of their twelve County Championship matches. His batting average of 27.55 in that competition was the second-highest amongst his team, bettered only by Jack MacBryan. Bajana hit two half-centuries during the season, scoring 77 against Derbyshire, and 59 against Essex. The following 1920 season was Bajana's last with Somerset. He appeared fifteen times for the county in first-class cricket, averaging just over twenty. In a match against Cambridge University, he achieved his highest first-class score, hitting 14 fours on his way to a total of 115 runs in 135 minutes. In his next match, he scored a second century for Somerset, and his only one in the County Championship, scoring 106 runs against Warwickshire. Bajana played his final first-class match against Middlesex in August 1920, scoring six and a duck. In all, Bajana scored 1,975 first-class runs at an average of 20.78. He scored three centuries and seven half-centuries in 96 innings. He was rarely used as a bowler, and took four wickets at an average of 33.00.
Personal and later life

In his history of Somerset cricket, David Foot describes Bajana as a "smallish solidly built opening bat". During his time at Somerset, he was known as "Pyjamas", which sounds similar to his surname. He played for Shepherd's Bush Cricket Club from his arrival in England, and was part of a strong batting line-up for the club. For a time, he ran an antiques and art dealership in Bayswater, London with Constantine Diamandis, but they dissolved their partnership in early 1920. After the conclusion of his first-class cricket career, he continued to play for Indian Gymkhana, including matches at Lord's against the Marylebone Cricket Club in each of 1922, 1923 and 1924. He died in Bethnal Green, London on 28 April 1927 at the age of 40.

    Kedar Jadhav

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    Personal information
    Full name Kedar Mahadev Jadhav
    Born 26 March 1985 (age 31) Pune, Maharashtra, India
    Batting style Right-handed
    Bowling style Right-arm off break
    Role Batsman; Occasional wicket-keeper
    International information
    National side
    • India
    ODI debut (cap 205) 16 November 2014 v Sri Lanka
    Last ODI 22 January 2017 v England
    ODI shirt no. 81
    T20I debut (cap ) 17 July 2015 v Zimbabwe
    Last T20I 22 June 2016 v Zimbabwe
    Domestic team information
    Years Team
    2007–present Maharashtra
    2010 Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 9)
    2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala (squad no. 45)
    2013–2015 Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 18)
    2016–present Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 99)
    Career statistics
    Competition ODI T20I LA T20
    Matches 14 5 91 84
    Runs scored 378 91 3,283 1,325
    Batting average 54.00 22.75 49 24.53
    100s/50s 2/1 -/1 7/20 0/7
    Top score 120 58 141 63*
    Balls bowled 162 - 180 60
    Wickets 6 - 7 4
    Bowling average 23.50 - 22.14 22.00
    5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
    10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
    Best bowling 3/29 - 3/29 2/23
    Catches/stumpings 7/- 1/– 40/– 30/4
    Source: Cricinfo, 29 January 2017
    Kedar Mahadev Jadhav (born 26 March 1985) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Maharashtra in domestic cricket. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and occasional off-break bowler. In the Indian Premier League, he plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, having previously played for Delhi Daredevils and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
    He made his One Day International debut for India against Sri Lanka on 16 November 2014 and his Twenty20 International debut for India against Zimbabwe on 17 July 2015.

    Early life

    Jadhav was born on 26 March 1985 in Pune into a middle-class family which originally hails from Jadhavwadi in Madha, Solapur district He is the youngest of four children; his three elder sisters excelled in studies becoming a PhD in English literature, an engineer and an MBA in finance, while Jadhav switched to cricket after ninth grade. His father Mahadev Jadhav was employed as a clerk with the Maharashtra State Electricity Board until his retirement in 2003.

    Shubman Gill


    Personal Information
    Sep 08, 1999 (18 years)
    Birth Place
    Firozpur, Punjab
    Batting Style
    Right Handed Bat
    Bowling Style
    Right-arm offbreak
    ICC Rankings
    Career Information
    Punjab, India U19, India U23, India A, Kolkata Knight Riders
    Shubman Gill is the latest prodigy of India's familial batting production line. He shot to fame with 418 runs at an average of 104.50 in the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup, where he served as Prithv...
    Batting Career Summary
    Career Information
    IPL debut
    vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens, Apr 14, 2018
    Last IPL
    vs Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens, May 03, 2018
    Shubman Gill is the latest prodigy of India's familial batting production line. He shot to fame with 418 runs at an average of 104.50 in the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup, where he served as Prithvi Shaw's deputy and batted at No. 3 to play a crucial role in India's record fourth world title. Also the edition's Player of the Tournament, Gill was a favourite in the 2018 IPL auctions, and was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 1.8 crore (USD 280,000). 

    Born in Fazilka, Punjab, Gill's precocious talents found an early fan in his father, Lakhwinder Singh, who shifted base to Mohali and rented a place near the PCA Stadium so that his son could grow up with better access to cricket. And it wasn't long until Gill started grabbing headlines. He scored 351 in Punjab's Inter-District U16 tournament in 2014, racking up an opening stand of 587 with Nirmal Singh, and then went on to strike a double hundred in his U16 debut for Punjab at the 2016 Vijay Merchant Trophy. 

    Gill made his List A debut for Punjab in the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy, batting one-down, and went on to make his first-class debut in the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy against Bengal, where he batted as an opener to score his maiden half-century and stepped it up in just the next game with a maiden hundred against Services. 

    Gill won the BCCI award for the Best Junior Cricketer for consecutive years in 2013-14 and 2014-15, knocking hard on the doors of the U19 team. When picked, Gill starred in India's handsome 3-1 win at home over England in the Youth ODIs, scoring 351 runs in 4 innings and then went on to match up to his high standards in his first tour of England soon after. India whitewashed the hosts 5-0 and Gill top-scored again with 278 runs across 4 innings. 

    Gill easily looked the best batsman among his colleagues at the World Cup, comfortably overhauling even Prithvi Shaw, the 18-year-old Mumbai batsman who had the media houses buzzing with a whooping five first-class hundreds to his name. Gill's bottom-handed technique, made fashionably successful by Virat Kohli among many others, allowed him to play in a similar mould. He scored runs briskly, mixing quick singles and doubles with powerful hits across the ground, and stood out as much for his batting acumen as he did for his fielding prowess. 

    Once back from the World Cup in New Zealand, Gill soon found himself return to the unglamorous grind, representing Punjab in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He started the tournament with modest scores of 25, 4 and 8 but soon recovered, flaying a match-winning 123 against a rampant Karnataka side. 

    Although it's still early days, Gill's heady mix of passion, hard work and genius promises to cultivate a career that should serve Indian cricket well in the times to come. Until then, it's a nervous wait time for Gill and the many observers of cricket. 
    Written by Pratyush Sinha


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