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Balan Pandit      

Full name Madhavan Balan Pandit

Born June 16, 1926, Koonammavu, Kerala

Died June 5, 2013, Ernakulam, Kerala (aged 86 years 354 days)

Major teams Kathiawar, Kerala, Travancore-Cochin

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 46 82 4 2317 262* 29.70 5 6 35 3
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 46 572 275 5 3/144 55.00 2.88 114.4 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1946-1970
Profile

A wicketkeeper-batsman, Pandit began playing first-class cricket in 1946 and represented Kathiawar, Kerala and Travancore-Cochin. He was a wicketkeeper for Kathiawar in the match against Maharashtra, in December 1948, when Bhausaheb Nimbalkar scored an unbeaten 443 runs, the highest first-class score by an Indian batsman. In a Ranji Trophy match in 1959 against Andhra, his 14th for Kerala, Pandit scored an unbeaten 262, which was the record individual score for Kerala before Sreekumar Nair hit a triple century against Services in 2007. As a wicketkeeper, he completed 35 catches and three stumpings during his first-class career. As an administrator, Pandit was a member of India's junior selection committee and was also the chairman of Kerala's selection committee. He also served as vice-president of Kerala Cricket Association.

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West Zone: Baroda v Mumbai in India (venue TBA)
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East Zone: Bengal v Odisha in India (venue TBA)
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North Zone: Delhi v J + K in India (venue TBA)
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South Zone: Goa v Tamil Nadu in India (venue TBA)
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West Zone: Gujarat v Maharashtra in India (venue TBA)
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North Zone: Haryana v Punjab in India (venue TBA)
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North Zone: H. Pradesh v Services in India (venue TBA)
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South Zone: Hyderabad v Kerala in India (venue TBA)
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Central Zone: Railways v U. Pradesh in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
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