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V.B.Chandrasekhar      

Full name Vakkadai Biksheswaran Chandrasekhar

Born August 21, 1961, Madras (now Chennai)

Current age 53 years 71 days

Major teams India, Goa, Tamil Nadu

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

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Vakkadai Biksheswaran Chandrasekhar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 7 7 0 88 53 12.57 162 54.32 0 1 11 0 0 0
First-class 81 124 8 4999 237* 43.09 10 23 54 2
List A 41 41 1 1053 88 26.32 0 7 6 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 81 150 97 0 - - - 3.88 - 0 0 0
List A 41 21 35 0 - - - 10.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut India v New Zealand at Visakhapatnam, Dec 10, 1988 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Hamilton, Mar 8, 1990 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1986-1998
List A span 1988-1998
Profile

Kris Srikkanth's swashbuckling approach usually made his partner look pedestrian but VB was an exception. He was the only batsman who could match Srikkanth in daredevilry and on many occasions, even outscored him when the two opened for Tamil Nadu. In the 1988-89 Irani Trophy game against the Rest of India at Chennai, VB outshone Srikkanth and reached his 100 off just 56 balls, then the fastest hundred in first-class cricket by an Indian. This knock brought him into the limelight and he was included in the Indian team for the one-day internationals against New Zealand. He enjoyed only modest success. But he struck a purple patch during the 1989-90 season and with two centuries in the Duleep Trophy, forced his way back into the national side which toured New Zealand in early 1990. He started off well with scores of 92 and 71 in the first-class games. But his hopes suffered a setback when, instead of calling on his services when Sidhu was injured, the tour management flew in Vengsarkar. Downhearted, VB was never the same force again. He failed in the one-day games which followed the Test series and was not considered again.

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