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Full name Subroto Tara Banerjee
Born February 13, 1969, Patna, Bihar
Current age 46 years 42 days
Major teams India, Bengal, East Zone, India Under-19s, India Young Cricketers, Indian Board President's XI, Jharkhand, Rest of India, Wills' XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Relation Father - T Banerjee
|Only Test||Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 1992 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v West Indies at Perth, Dec 6, 1991 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v India at East London, Dec 19, 1992 scorecard|
|First-class span||1987/88 - 1998/99|
|List A span||1988/89 - 1998/99|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/39||Ind Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||9 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|3, 1/17||Ind Masters||v WI Masters||Bridgetown||6 Nov 2010||Other T20|
One of the earliest products of the MRF Pace foundation, Banerjee was included in the Indian team admist high expectations. He went on the tour of Australia in 1991-92, where it was thought he would succeed given the hard and bouncy tracks Down Under. He played in the third Test at Sydney as the fourth seamer when India took the field without a specialist spinner. Banerjee bowled only in the first innings picking up three wickets for 47, those of Mark Waugh, Mark Taylor and Geoff Marsh. He then figured in the Benson & Hedges World Series that followed without any conspicuous success. Banerjee was also selected for the tour of South Africa the next season but did not play a single Test and met with only modest success in the one dayers and the first-class games and was a forgotten man after that. The fact that he bowled short and wide and could not bowl long spells were perhaps the reasons for his international career being brief.
Banerjee, however, continued to play first-class cricket with some success. His best bowling in the Ranji Trophy was been 7 for 18 (12 for 78 in the match) against Tripura in 1989-90.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.