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Coimbatarao Gopinath      

Full name Coimbatarao Doraikannu Gopinath

Born March 1, 1930, Madras (now Chennai)

Current age 84 years 303 days

Major teams India, Madras

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Coimbatarao Doraikannu Gopinath
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 12 1 242 50* 22.00 0 1 0 2 0
First-class 83 119 18 4259 234 42.16 9 23 49 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 1 48 11 1 1/11 1/11 11.00 1.37 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 83 714 389 14 3/15 27.78 3.26 51.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Mumbai (BS), Dec 14-19, 1951 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Kolkata, Jan 23-28, 1960 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1949-1963
Profile

A stylist with a wide range of strokes, CD Gopinath's Test record was not in keeping with his reputation as one of the leading run scorers in first-class cricket. He made an impressive debut when, in his first Test against England in 1951-52, he scored 50 not out and 42. The first was a classy knock full of flowing strokes while the second was a fighting effort, scored when Indian wickets were falling fast. Again in the final Test at Madras he did well scoring 35 and helping Polly Umrigar add 93 runs for the seventh wicket. Thereafter he was more out-of than in the team, predominently because of a poor tour of England in 1952. He fared much better in Pakistan in 1954-55, averaging 58.33 in all first class games. Brought back against Australia at Calcutta in 1959-60, he was top-scorer with 39 in the first innings. But that was his swan song.

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Jul 29, 2000

CD Gopinath, India, Portrait

CD Gopinath, Portrait

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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-30
Australia 530 & 261/7 India 465
Group C: Assam v H. Pradesh at Guwahati - Dec 28-31
H. Pradesh 549/4d Assam 18/0
Group A: Bengal v Mumbai at Kolkata - Dec 28-31
Mumbai 414 Bengal 130/6
Group B: Delhi v Gujarat at Delhi - Dec 28-31
Delhi 425/6d Gujarat 34/1
Group B: Haryana v Odisha at Rohtak - Dec 28-31
Haryana 127 Odisha 232/9
Group C: Hyderabad v Services at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Dec 28-31
Services 306 Hyderabad 210/3
Group C: Jharkhand v Kerala at Dhanbad - Dec 28-31
Jharkhand 337 Kerala 179/5
Group A: M. Pradesh v Baroda at Gwalior - Dec 28-31
Baroda 358 M. Pradesh 103/3
Group B: Rajasthan v Vidarbha at Jaipur - Dec 28-31
Vidarbha 296 Rajasthan 188
Group B: Saurashtra v Punjab at Rajkot - Dec 28-31
Punjab 659/7d Saurashtra 27/0
Group A: Tamil Nadu v Railways at Chennai - Dec 28-31
Tamil Nadu 144/4
Group C: Tripura v Goa at Agartala - Dec 28-31
Goa 251 Tripura 139/5
Group A: U. Pradesh v J + K at Kanpur - Dec 28-31
U. Pradesh 267/5
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