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Sunil Benjamin      

Full name Sunil Benjamin

Born 1947

Died November 10, 2002, Jaipur (aged 55 years)

Major teams Rajasthan

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 70 107 12 2384 112 25.09 2 103 23
List A 6 5 0 66 32 13.20 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 70 15 0 - - - - 0 0 0
List A 6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1966/67 - 1981/82
List A span 1973/74 - 1980/81
Profile

Wisden Obituary
Benjamin, Sunil, died in Jaipur on November 10, 2002, aged 56, following a heart attack. He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to take seven dismissals in an innings with six catches and a stumping for Central Zone against North Zone at Bombay in the 1973-74 Duleep Trophy final. His record was equalled by Vidarbha's Sadashiv Iyer in 1997-98. In 70 first-class games between 1966-67 and 1981-82, mostly for Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy, Benjamin collected 103 catches, 23 stumpings and 2,384 runs at 25.09.

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