Nilesh Kulkarni      

Full name Nilesh Moreshwar Kulkarni

Born April 3, 1973, Dombivli, Maharashtra

Current age 41 years 140 days

Major teams India, Mumbai, Mumbai Cricket Association President's XI

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Nilesh Moreshwar Kulkarni
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 2 1 5 4 5.00 42 11.90 0 0 0 0 1 0
ODIs 10 5 3 11 5* 5.50 20 55.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 101 100 29 860 54 12.11 0 1 108 0
List A 93 36 18 178 31* 9.88 0 0 44 0
Twenty20 8 2 2 21 21* - 17 123.52 0 0 1 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 3 738 332 2 1/70 1/137 166.00 2.69 369.0 0 0 0
ODIs 10 8 402 357 11 3/27 3/27 32.45 5.32 36.5 0 0 0
First-class 101 24086 8887 357 7/60 24.89 2.21 67.4 24 3
List A 93 4640 3223 135 5/41 5/41 23.87 4.16 34.3 3 2 0
Twenty20 8 8 192 184 7 2/12 2/12 26.28 5.75 27.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 2-6, 1997 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Chennai, Mar 18-22, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 26, 1997 scorecard
Last ODI India v Kenya at Gwalior, May 28, 1998 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1994/95
Last First-class Mumbai v Saurashtra at Mumbai, Dec 25-28, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1994/95
Last List A Mumbai v Rajasthan at Jaipur, Mar 28, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Baroda v Mumbai at Mumbai, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Bengal v Mumbai at Ahmedabad, Apr 19, 2007 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/61, 0* Electric Bd v Air India Bangalore 2 Sep 2011 Other OD
2/46 Electric Bd v SB Patiala Bangalore 1 Sep 2011 Other OD
0/32 Ind Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
1/26, 6 Ind Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
6*, 0/19 Ind Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
3/22 Ind Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
1, 0/20 Electric Bd v India Cem Visakhapatnam 3 Sep 2010 Other OD
1/23 Electric Bd v SB of Hyd Visakhapatnam 2 Sep 2010 Other OD
1/40, 1* Mumbai v England XI Mumbai (BS) 9 Nov 2008 Other OD
0/15 Lashings XI v Staffs Wellington 10 Jul 2008 Other T20
Profile

This tall (6'4") and lanky player from Dombivili, a suburb in Mumbai, etched a name for himself in the history books by taking a wicket with his first ball in Test cricket. This was against Sri Lanka at Colombo in 1997-98. He is the only Indian bowler to achieve this feat and the 12th bowler in the history of the game. He sent down 70 overs but amazingly enough that was the only Test wicket he took for he had the misfortune to bowl when the Sri Lankan batsmen set several records in running up the highest total in Tests. He played in one more Test at home against Sri Lanka and was recalled in 2001 against Australia in Chennai, his last game for India. He however played in a few one-dayers. With a smooth and easy action, Kulkarni has been fairly successful in the domestic circuit. Since making his debut for Mumbai in 1994-95, he has been one of the side's most successful bowlers. His best bowling figures is 10 for 124 against Baroda. With so many young players fighting for a place in the state squad in the coming seasons, Kulkarni was in and out of the side and he quit first-class cricket in 2010.
AC Ganesh

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Mar 21, 2001

21 Mar 2001: Australia in India, India v Australia 3rd Test, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, 18-22 Mar 2001(Day 4).

Nilesh Kulkarni warms up before having a bowl

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Mar 21, 2001

21 Mar 2001: Australia in India, India v Australia 3rd Test, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, 18-22 Mar 2001(Day 4).

Slater lofts Kulkarni back over his head for six

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Mar 18, 2001

18 Mar 2001: Australia in India, India v Australia 3rd Test, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, 18-22 Mar 2001(Day 1).

Nilesh Kulkarni walks out for his first Test in three years

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