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Full name Javagal Srinath
Born August 31, 1969, Mysore, Karnataka
Current age 45 years 116 days
Major teams India, Gloucestershire, Karnataka, Leicestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Australia v India at Brisbane, Nov 29-Dec 2, 1991 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v West Indies at Kolkata, Oct 30-Nov 3, 2002 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v Pakistan at Sharjah, Oct 18, 1991 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v India at Johannesburg, Mar 23, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Durham v Worcestershire at Stockton-on-Tees, May 14-17, 2003 scorecard|
|List A debut||1989/90|
|Last List A||Berkshire v Durham at Reading, May 7, 2003 scorecard|
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 27-31, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Jun 26-30, 2014 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Napier, Dec 28, 2006 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 23, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 9, 2014 scorecard|
Arguably the nation's fastest-ever bowler, Javagal Srinath heralded a period of awakening for Indian pace bowling, after Kapil Dev's swing had fired popular imagination. And when he retired from international cricket of 11 years in 2003, Srinath was second only to Kapil in number of Test wickets by an Indian paceman.
On his day, Srinath was outstanding. With a strong shoulder action, he hit the pitch with force, and bowled mainly incutters and inswingers, though in the right conditions he could move it the other way. As much as the slips, Srinath brought into play the man at short leg. On the dustbowls of India, he learned to harness the power of the old ball off the seam rather than in the air, the finest demonstration of which was his 6 for 21 at Ahmedabad in 1996-97 to bowl out South Africa in the fourth innings.
Late in his career - perhaps later than should have been - Srinath added variations to his bowling, in particular using the leg-cutter and the slower delivery to good effect in one-day cricket. In these final years, he played big brother to India's rising seamers, and himself excelled in India's World Cup campaign, Srinath's last international outing. As a batsman, he provided chaotic entertainment, but only occasionally fulfilled his potential.
Srinath's weak points were his stamina and his fragility under pressure. He often gave the impression that he could have done more, but by the time he was finished he had, in many ways, done enough. (Rahul Bhattacharya)
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