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Akash Lal      

Full name Akash Lal

Born October 6, 1940, Kapurthala, Punjab

Current age 76 years 105 days

Major teams Delhi, Maharaja of Patiala's XI, Punjab

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Father - D Muni Lal, Uncle - D Jagdish Lal, Cousin - J Arun Lal

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 94 149 14 5622 209* 41.64 15 55 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 94 303 6 2/21 50.50 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1957/58 - 1975/76
Profile

Akash Lal was an opening batsman who scored consistently in Indian domestic cricket throughout the 1960s, although his first-class career extended over almost two decades. In 1963-64 he really broke though, scoring his first two hundreds in a season which brought him 672 runs at 48.00, the beginning of a run of eight out of nine seasons in which he averaged more than 40. He began 1964-65 with a career-best 209 not out, and the following season was appointed as Delhi's captain, a role he held for three years. By 1966 he was being talked about as a possible India opener and he was given his chance when selected for Prime Minister's XI against the touring West Indies at Delhi in November 1966. He made 82 and 4 but it was generally believed he struggled against Garry Sobers' spin and that, allied to a dropped catch, did for his hopes. He finished his career playing for Punjab.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd ODI: India v England at Cuttack - Jan 19
India won by 15 runs
Rest of Ind v Gujarat at Mumbai (BS)
Jan 20-24, 2017 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST -1d | 22:00 CST -1d | 20:00 PST -1d)
3rd ODI: India v England at Kolkata
Jan 22, 2017 (13:30 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
1st T20I: India v England at Kanpur
Jan 26, 2017 (16:30 local | 11:00 GMT | 06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST)
2nd T20I: India v England at Nagpur
Jan 29, 2017 (19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST)
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