Ravi Shah      

Full name Ravindu Dhirajlal Shah

Born August 28, 1972, Nairobi

Current age 42 years 26 days

Major teams Kenya, Nairobi Gymkhana

Nickname Ravi

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Ravindu Dhirajlal Shah
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 56 55 1 1506 113 27.88 2298 65.53 1 12 180 10 16 0
First-class 21 35 2 1623 247 49.18 5 4 15 0
List A 102 101 3 2853 132 29.11 4 16 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 56 4 60 72 0 - - - 7.20 - 0 0 0
First-class 21 248 168 5 2/50 33.60 4.06 49.6 0 0
List A 102 126 99 1 1/24 1/24 99.00 4.71 126.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v Kenya at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 17, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI England v Kenya at Gros Islet, Mar 24, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Kenya v Scotland at Abu Dhabi, Nov 17-19, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A England v Kenya at Gros Islet, Mar 24, 2007 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 Kenya v England Gros Islet 24 Mar 2007 ODI # 2553
71 Kenya v New Zealand Gros Islet 20 Mar 2007 ODI # 2544
6 Kenya v Canada Gros Islet 14 Mar 2007 ODI # 2533
1 Kenya v Netherlands Florence Hall 8 Mar 2007 Other
41 Kenya v West Indies Florence Hall 5 Mar 2007 Other
24* Kenya v Scotland Nairobi (Gym) 7 Feb 2007 ODI # 2512
39 Kenya v Canada Nairobi (Jaff) 5 Feb 2007 ODI # 2508
7 Kenya v Scotland Nairobi (Gym) 4 Feb 2007 ODI # 2504
10 Kenya v Ireland Nairobi (Ruaraka) 2 Feb 2007 ODI # 2499
5 Kenya v Netherlands Nairobi (Gym) 31 Jan 2007 ODI # 2496
Profile

A stylish right-handed opener, Ravi Shah made his debut for Kenya in 1998 and very soon was being talked about as a batsman of genuine class. He cemented his reputation during Kenya's triumphant 2003 World Cup when he scored fifties against South Africa and Canada in the group stages, and chipped in handy scores of 34 against India in the Super Six, and 46 against India in the semi-final. Those performances led some to tag him as the best batsman outside Test cricket but the opportunity to prove that disappeared as Kenya were cast into the international wilderness by fractious infighting with the board. Although he played in the 2004 Champions Trophy he was then sidelined by a serious knee injury, and his return appeared increasingly unlikely as business interests grew. However, he returned in a spectacular manner at the start of 2007, scoring 54, 113 (his maiden ODI hundred) and 48 in his first three ODIs back before finding things harder during the World Cricket League where he was something of a disappointment. He has every shot in the book, but, like so many good players, he is vulnerable in his first three or four overs at the crease. This was no better demonstrated than in the World Cup when he struck a classy 71, but just 10 more in the other two matches. Away from cricket, he runs two successful businesses in Kenya.
Martin Williamson February 2007

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Mar 8, 2007

Ravi Shah congratulates Nehemiah Odhiambo on taking a catch, Kenya v Netherlands, 2007 World Cup warm-up, Trelawny Stadium, March 8, 2007

Ravi Shah congratulates Nehemiah Odhiambo on taking a catch

© AFP

Feb 4, 2007

Ravi Shah is cleaned up by John Blain, Kenya v Scotland, World Cup Cricket, Nairobi, February 4, 2007

Ravi Shah is cleaned up by John Blain

© International Cricket Council

Jan 21, 2007

Ravi Shah celebrates his maiden ODI hundred, Kenya v Scotland, ICC Tri-Series, Mombasa, January 21, 2007

Ravi Shah celebrates his maiden ODI hundred

© Eddie Norfolk

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