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Joginder Rao      

Full name Joginder Singh Rao

Born October 16, 1938, Gurgaon, Haryana

Died October 3, 1994 (aged 55 years 352 days)

Major teams Services

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 5 4 3 22 14 22.00 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 5 642 203 21 7/30 9.66 1.89 30.5 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1963/64 - 1963/64
Profile

Despite playing just five first-class matches for Services in the 1963-64 season, Joginder Rao carved a permanent niche in the game's history with a hat-trick on debut and and two hat-tricks in the same innings in the next match. He was the only bowler apart from Albert Trott to manage two hat-tricks in the same game and remains the only cricketer in first-class history to have taken three hat-tricks in his first two games.

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