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Bhagwath Chandrasekhar      

Full name Bhagwath Subramanya Chandrasekhar

Born May 17, 1945, Mysore, Karnataka

Current age 69 years 157 days

Major teams India, Karnataka, Mysore

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Bhagwath Subramanya Chandrasekhar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 58 80 39 167 22 4.07 0 0 0 25 0
ODIs 1 1 1 11 11* - 13 84.61 0 0 0 0
First-class 246 244 114 600 25 4.61 0 0 107 0
List A 7 3 2 25 14* 25.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 58 97 15963 7199 242 8/79 12/104 29.74 2.70 65.9 12 16 2
ODIs 1 1 56 36 3 3/36 3/36 12.00 3.85 18.6 0 0 0
First-class 246 53817 25547 1063 9/72 24.03 2.84 50.6 75 19
List A 7 420 311 8 4/61 4/61 38.87 4.44 52.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Mumbai (BS), Jan 21-26, 1964 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Birmingham, Jul 12-16, 1979 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI New Zealand v India at Auckland, Feb 22, 1976 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1963-1980
List A span 1975-1978
Profile

For a nation starved of wins abroad, Chandra was a rare jewel: he was for long India's biggest match-winner overseas, with 42 wickets in five Tests. Batsmen didn't know quite what to expect from him and sometimes neither did Chandra himself, as he once admitted. An attack of polio in childhood left his right arm withered, but Chandra turned his handicap into an advantage. After a long, bouncing run-up, he delivered sharp googlies, spiteful topspinners and legbreaks at near medium-pace from the back of his hand with a whipping action. He could often be erratic, but no one among India's famed spin quartet was more likely to deliver an unplayable ball than Chandra. His 6 for 38 at The Oval in 1971 gave India their first series victory in England and he was instrumental in India's first win in Australia in 1978, taking 12 for 104 at Melbourne.
H Natarajan

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Jul 13, 2004

Bishan Bedi and Bhagwat Chandrashekar in retirement

Bishan Bedi and Bhagwat Chandrasekhar in retirement

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May 1, 1999

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, May 30, 2003

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar

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1976

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1972

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Semi-final: Central Zone v North Zone at Mohali
Oct 22-25, 2014 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT)
2nd Semi-final: East Zone v South Zone at Rohtak
Oct 22-25, 2014 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT)
South Zone: Andhra v Karnataka in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
East Zone: Assam v Tripura in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
West Zone: Baroda v Mumbai in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
East Zone: Bengal v Odisha in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
North Zone: Delhi v J + K in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
South Zone: Goa v Tamil Nadu in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
West Zone: Gujarat v Maharashtra in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
North Zone: Haryana v Punjab in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
North Zone: H. Pradesh v Services in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
South Zone: Hyderabad v Kerala in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
Central Zone: Railways v U. Pradesh in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
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