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Full name Ramnath Baburao Kenny
Born September 29, 1930, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Died November 21, 1985, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra (aged 55 years 53 days)
Major teams India, Bengal, Mumbai
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||India v West Indies at Kolkata, Dec 31, 1958 - Jan 4, 1959 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Australia at Kolkata, Jan 23-28, 1960 scorecard|
A sound right-handed bat, with quick footwork and stylish strokeplay, and an off-break bowler of almost medium pace, Ramnath Kenny played in five Tests for India: at Calcutta against West Indies in 1958-59 and four times against Benaud's Australian side in 1959-60, scoring in all 245 runs with an average of 27.22 and a highest innings of 62. Playing for Bombay from 1950-51 to 1960-61, and then for Bengal until 1963-64, he scored in all first-class cricket 3,079 runs with an average of 50.47 and took fifteen wickets at 31.20. Among his eleven hundreds, three in 1956-57 came in successive innings with the third, 218 against Madras, remaining his highest score. A qualified coach, he helped in the development of the young Sunil Gavaskar, and it was while playing and coaching professionally in the north of England that he played for Cumberland.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?