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Dipak Patel      

Full name Dipak Narshibhai Patel

Born October 25, 1958, Nairobi, Kenya

Current age 56 years 34 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Staffordshire, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 37 66 8 1200 99 20.68 2828 42.43 0 5 119 8 15 0
ODIs 75 63 10 623 71 11.75 868 71.77 0 1 37 7 23 0
First-class 358 558 51 15188 204 29.95 26 66 193 0
List A 347 316 28 5567 125 19.32 1 17 102 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 37 53 6594 3154 75 6/50 8/131 42.05 2.86 87.9 3 3 0
ODIs 75 69 3251 2261 45 3/22 3/22 50.24 4.17 72.2 0 0 0
First-class 358 47767 21737 654 7/46 33.23 2.73 73.0 27 2
List A 347 12158 8248 250 5/27 5/27 32.99 4.07 48.6 4 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington, Feb 20-24, 1987 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hamilton, Mar 14-17, 1997 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Dunedin, Mar 18, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 20, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1976-1997
List A span 1976-1997
Profile

Kenyan-born Dipak Patel had the ambition to play Test cricket and he left Worcestershire to emigrate to New Zealand where he could believed greater opportunities lay. Patel, a stylish middle order batsman, had played well for Auckland, and so his graduation to the Test team was eagerly awaited. His batting was held back by a lack of concentration when set, a lack of confidence and a few bad decisions early in his career. And after he was run out for 99 in what would have been his only Test century, his second-string offspin gradually assumed the ascendency, particularly in the limited overs form of the game. In the 1992 World Cup, he was used sensationally as an opening bowler, initially against Australia, in an attempt to counteract the tactic of hitting over the in-field during the first 15 overs. This strategy paid off handsomely, and he was often used in the same role in other matches henceforth. As an offspinner, his bowling was of the slower looping variety, but usually without much turn. Never spectacular at Test level, he nevertheless continued to develop each season.
Wisden Cricinfo staff

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Aug 27, 2007

Dipak Patel poses outside Edgbaston, Birmingham, August 27, 2007

Dipak Patel poses outside Edgbaston

© Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Jan 5, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Dipak Patel's 125 v Northern Districts, Gisborne 15th December 1989

Dipak Patel's 125 v Northern Districts

© Pat Culpan

Jan 4, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Dipak Patel's 102 v Canterbury, Eden Park No1, Auckland 12th January 1987

Dipak Patel's 102 v Canterbury

© Pat Culpan

Tour Results
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 17, 2010
Bangladesh won by 3 runs
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 14, 2010
Bangladesh won by 9 runs
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 11, 2010
Bangladesh won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 8, 2010
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka - Oct 5, 2010
Bangladesh won by 9 runs (D/L method)
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