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Budhi Kunderan      

Full name Budhisagar Krishnappa Kunderan

Born October 2, 1939, Mulki, Karnataka

Died June 23, 2006, Scotland (aged 66 years 264 days)

Major teams India, Scotland, Mysore, Railways

Also known as changed name from Budhisagar Krishnappa Kunderam in 1964

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Budhisagar Krishnappa Kunderan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 18 34 4 981 192 32.70 2 3 2 23 7
First-class 129 217 20 5708 205 28.97 12 19 176 85
List A 6 6 1 49 16 9.80 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 1 24 13 0 - - - 3.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 129 219 160 3 2/15 53.33 4.38 73.0 0 0
List A 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Mumbai (BS), Jan 1-6, 1960 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Birmingham, Jul 13-15, 1967 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1958-1976
List A span 1975-1982
Profile

Born on the same date as Mahatma Gandhi, Budhi Kunderan was rather more violent in his chosen profession, hitting the cricket ball with a power and confidence that came naturally to Indian wicketkeepers who knew they had two strings to their bow. He opened India's batting in 21 of the 34 innings he played, averaging 41 in that position. His Karnataka captain V Subramanya rated Kunderan as a better batsman and wicketkeeper than his contemporary Farokh Engineer. Kunderan played his early cricket in Mumbai but, with Naren Tamhane established as wicketkeeper there, Kunderan turned his attention to Railways. It was a good move. Kunderan was picked to play for India even before he had played a single first-class game and showed his gratitude to his Railways captain Lala Amarnath by scoring a double-century on Ranji debut.

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Budhi Kunderan

Budhi Kunderan

© Wisden

Aug 1, 1965

Budhi Kunderan

Budhi Kunderan

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Jan 11, 1964

Budhi Kunderan on his way to 192, India v England, 1st Test, Madras, 2nd day, January 11, 1964

Budhi Kunderan on his way to 192

© Associated Press

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group C: Assam v Andhra at Guwahati - Jan 29-Feb 1
Andhra 137 & 50/1 Assam 312
Group A: Baroda v Mumbai at Vadodara - Jan 29-Feb 1
Mumbai 287 & 275/8 Baroda 184
Group A: Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Jan 29-Feb 1
Bengal 268 & 120/4 Railways 302
Group C: Goa v Jharkhand at Porvorim - Jan 29-Feb 1
Jharkhand 385 Goa 215 & 91/1 (f/o)
Group B: Gujarat v Maharashtra at Valsad - Jan 29-Feb 1
Gujarat 429 Maharashtra 262 & 11/0 (f/o)
Group B: Haryana v Rajasthan at Rohtak - Jan 29-31
Haryana won by an innings and 119 runs
Group C: H. Pradesh v Tripura at Agartala - Jan 29-Feb 1
H. Pradesh 535/5d Tripura 346 & 20/0 (f/o)
Group A: J + K v M. Pradesh at Indore - Jan 29-31
M. Pradesh won by an innings and 97 runs
Group A: Karnataka v U. Pradesh at Bangalore - Jan 29-Feb 1
Karnataka 719/9d U. Pradesh 161/7
Group C: Kerala v Services at Kannur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Kerala 483 Services 318 & 20/2 (f/o)
Group B: Punjab v Odisha at Mohali - Jan 29-Feb 1
Punjab 167 & 141 Odisha 183 & 57/2
Group B: Vidarbha v Delhi at Nagpur - Jan 29-31
Vidarbha won by an innings and 93 runs
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