Full name Ramesh Chand Saxena
Born September 20, 1944, Delhi
Died August 16, 2011, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur (aged 66 years 330 days)
Major teams India, Delhi, Jharkhand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Relation Son - V Saxena
|Only Test||England v India at Leeds, Jun 8-13, 1967 scorecard|
|First-class span||1960/61 - 1981/82|
|List A span||1973/74 - 1980/81|
A teenage prodigy, Ramesh Saxena was a middle-order batsman who combined style with technical expertise. A stalwart for Delhi for many years, Saxena made 113 not out on his debut in the Ranji Trophy against Southern Punjab in 1960-61 when he was only 16. Saxena toured England with the Indian team in 1967 as a reserve middle-order batsman and scored 238 runs (23.80) in first-class games. He played his only Test, against England at Headingley, scoring 9 in the first-innings when he opened and then 16 dropping down no No. 7 in the second. He also toured Australia and New Zealand in 1967-68 with modest success. He was also an occasional legbreak bowler and a sound cover fielder. He later served as secretary of the Bihar Jharkhand Cricket Association, before his death at the age of 66.
The 1967 India squad touring England. (Standing, from left): V Subramanya, Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, Sadanand Mohol, Subrata Guha, S Venkataraghavan, Farokh Engineer, Ajit Wadekar, Ramesh Saxena, Hanumant Singh, Bishan Bedi and Erapalli Prasanna. (Front row) M Chinnaswamy (treasurer), Rusi Surti, Chandu Borde, Nawab of Pataudi (captain), Keki Tarapore (manager), Budhi Kunderan and Dilip Sardesai
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