Min Patel      

Full name Minal Mahesh Patel

Born July 7, 1970, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India

Current age 44 years 22 days

Major teams England, Kent

Nickname Diamond

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education Dartford GS, Manchester Polytechnic

Minal Mahesh Patel
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 2 0 45 27 22.50 112 40.17 0 0 4 0 2 0
First-class 208 278 51 3945 87 17.37 0 17 102 0
List A 85 43 16 269 27* 9.96 0 0 24 0
Twenty20 9 4 1 18 8 6.00 25 72.00 0 0 1 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 276 180 1 1/101 1/148 180.00 3.91 276.0 0 0 0
First-class 208 44787 19309 630 8/96 30.64 2.58 71.0 30 9
List A 85 3648 2701 88 3/20 3/20 30.69 4.44 41.4 0 0 0
Twenty20 9 9 196 257 15 4/26 4/26 17.13 7.86 13.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Birmingham, Jun 6-9, 1996 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Nottingham, Jul 4-9, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1989
Last First-class Sussex v Kent at Hove, Apr 18-21, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1990
Last List A Kent v Sri Lanka A at Canterbury, Jul 16, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Essex at Beckenham, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Kent at Leicester, Jul 24, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/33 M.C.C. v Herts Lord's 22 Jun 2014 Other OD
0/37 M.C.C. v N Zealanders Arundel 27 Apr 2008 Other
1/37 M.C.C. v Scotland Lord's 21 Apr 2008 Other OD
0/13, 16, 4 Kent 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Beckenham 5 Sep 2007 Other
- Kent v Sri Lanka A Canterbury 16 Jul 2007 LA
0/19, 0/5 Kent v Cardiff UCCE Canterbury 25 Apr 2007 Other
15, 0/90, 52, 1/17 Kent v Sussex Hove 18 Apr 2007 FC
25, 2/55 Kent v Warwickshire Birmingham 13 Sep 2006 FC
0/64, 6, 17 Kent v Notts Nottingham 22 Aug 2006 FC
2/38 Kent v Yorkshire Leeds 16 Aug 2006 FC
Profile

A left-arm spinner with a busy action, Patel is more of a teaser than a turner, pressurising batsmen into mistakes with his formidable accuracy. His career for Kent has been steady rather than startling, but he was chosen for England against the country of his birth, India, in 1996, during one of Phil Tufnell's absences from the side. Patel was unlucky: he bowled only 10 overs in the first Test on a greentop at Edgbaston, was dropped for the second and milked with ease on a Trent Bridge featherbed in the third. And he fell even further out of the reckoning when he missed virtually the whole of the 1997 season through injury. Unlike his bowling, his batting is unorthodox: he's strong square of the wicket, and likes to whack the ball over point, but he can knuckle down too - as his brief Test career showed - and relishes the role of nightwatchman. He was appointed Kent's vice-captain in 2006 and has been in fine form in recent seasons before announcing his retirement in February 2008.
Lawrence Booth February 2008

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Apr 16, 2007

Min Patel portrait 2007

Min Patel portrait 2007

© Getty Images

Apr 7, 2006

Matthew Sinclair and Min Patel celebrate Central Districts' championship victory, Wellington v Central Districts, State Championship final, Basin Reserve,  April 7, 2006

Matthew Sinclair and Min Patel celebrate Central Districts' championship victory at Wellington

© Getty Images

Sep 22, 2005

Min Patel looks on as Matt Prior holes out, Sussex v Kent, Hove, September 22, 2005

Min Patel looks on as Matt Prior holes out

© Martin Williamson

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Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Dec 10, 2012
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