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Shah Nyalchand      

Full name Shah Nyalchand

Born September 14, 1919, Dhrangadhra, Gujarat

Died January 4, 1997, Junagadh, Gujarat (aged 77 years 112 days)

Major teams India, Gujarat, Kathiawar, Saurashtra, Western India

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 7 6* 7.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 57 91 36 420 33 7.63 0 0 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 384 97 3 3/97 3/97 32.33 1.51 128.0 0 0 0
First-class 57 14419 5305 235 7/32 22.57 2.20 61.3 15 6
Career statistics
Only Test India v Pakistan at Lucknow, Oct 23-26, 1952 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1939-1964
Profile

Shah Nyalchand, who died on January 3, 1997, aged 77, was a left-arm medium-pace bowler who had remarkable bowling figures in his only Test for India. He was chosen to play at Lucknow against Pakistan in their second official Test and, on a jute-matting pitch, bowled 64 overs and took three for 97. However, Nazar Mohammad carried his bat and Pakistan won by an innings. Nyalchand never played for India again. He remained a stalwart in the Ranji Trophy for more than two decades, making his debut for Western India in 1939-40, going on to play for Gujarat and then captaining Saurashtra. In the last match of the 1961-62 season against Baroda he took 11 for 64, including a hat-trick spanning both innings. Frank Worrell once called him the king of matting wickets.
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