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Raju Kulkarni      

Full name Rajiv Ramesh Kulkarni

Born September 25, 1962, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 51 years 342 days

Major teams India, Mumbai

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 2 0 2 2 1.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
ODIs 10 5 3 33 15 16.50 39 84.61 0 0 3 0 2 0
First-class 79 77 11 1396 97 21.15 0 8 25 0
List A 42 23 9 140 26 10.00 0 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 6 366 227 5 3/85 3/114 45.40 3.72 73.2 0 0 0
ODIs 10 10 444 345 10 3/42 3/42 34.50 4.66 44.4 0 0 0
First-class 79 12320 7655 232 8/111 32.99 3.72 53.1 12 0
List A 42 1998 1412 56 5/30 5/30 25.21 4.24 35.6 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Mumbai, Oct 15-19, 1986 scorecard
Last Test India v Pakistan at Kolkata, Feb 11-16, 1987 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v West Indies at Guwahati, Dec 17, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Jamshedpur, Mar 26, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-1993
List A span 1983-1992
Profile

Wisden Overview
In his early career the slightly-built Raju Kulkarni was something of a tearaway - his lack of control not being helped by a peculiar action in which his head lunged sideways at the point of delivery. But as he matured he cut down his pace and concentrated on swing off a little more than medium pace, preferably as a first-change bowler. He first hit the headlines when he took 8 for 111 for Bombay in the 1982-83 Ranji Trophy semi-final, and made his one-day debut the following December against West Indies. He visited Zimbabwe with the Indian youth side in 1984 but remained on the periphery of the national side, although he toured Australia in 1985-86 where he made three more ODI appearances. His Test debut came in 1986-87 against Australia at Bombay - Kulkarni wasn't originally picked but received a call on the morning of the match telling him to rush to the ground. He took a creditable 3 for 85 on a pitch which was designed to aid spin. He made two more Test appearances against Pakistan later that winter with meagre results and he drifted out of consideration. He continued to perform admirably for Bombay and was included in the Indian squad for the 1990 Asia Cup but didn't play - thereafter he concentrated more on his sports equipment business.
Martin Williamson

Latest Photos

Jan 19, 1999

N Wright reverse sweeping Raju Kulkarni

N Wright reverse sweeping Raju Kulkarni

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