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Ashok Mankad      

Full name Ashok Vinoo Mankad

Born October 12, 1946, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Died August 1, 2008, Central Mumbai (aged 61 years 294 days)

Major teams India, Mumbai

Also known as Ashok Mulvantrai Mankad

Nickname Kaka

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Father - MH Mankad, Brother - AV Mankad, Brother - RV Mankad

Ashok Vinoo Mankad
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 22 42 3 991 97 25.41 0 6 0 12 0
ODIs 1 1 0 44 44 44.00 61 72.13 0 0 3 0 0 0
First-class 218 326 71 12980 265 50.90 31 70 126 0
List A 26 20 5 700 85 46.66 0 5 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 22 3 41 43 0 - - - 6.29 - 0 0 0
ODIs 1 1 35 47 1 1/47 1/47 47.00 8.05 35.0 0 0 0
First-class 218 6491 3276 72 5/21 45.50 3.02 90.1 2 0
List A 26 245 160 8 3/31 3/31 20.00 3.91 30.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Mumbai (BS), Sep 25-30, 1969 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 7-12, 1978 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI England v India at The Oval, Jul 15-16, 1974 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1963-1983
List A span 1973-1983
Profile

The tragedy of Ashok Mankad was that he never really enjoyed the confidence of the selectors, nor was he given a fixed place in the batting order. In his 22 Tests, spread over almost a decade, he went in anywhere between No. 1 and No 8. And quite often, he often played in only one Test of a series. This was a pity for Mankad possessed a wide range of strokes and even though he could never measure up to the level of his great father Vinoo Mankad, he did have the talent and class to run up better scores than his overall career figures suggest. He first came into prominence by scoring a half century as a teenager against the MCC for West Zone in 1963-64. A series of big scores over the years saw him get his break against New Zealand in 1969-70. He went in late in the order and then because of circumstances was pushed to the opening slot. He was an instant success in his new role against Australia, negotiating McKenzie and Connolly with ease and running up successive scores of 74, 8, 64, 68 and 97. He had a fair amount of success on the tour of West Indies in 1971, striking up a good combination with `new boy' Sunil Gavaskar with whom he shared partnerships of 68, 74, 72 and 123 (unbroken). But he failed in England in 1971 and thereafter a question mark hung over his Test career. Overlooked for the series against England in 1972-73, he played in only one Test against England in 1974 and again only in one Test against West Indies in 1974-75, always being shuttled up and down the order. He missed the dual tour of New Zealand and West Indies but was back for the series against New Zealand at home in 1976-77. He did well enough but was dropped and was again considered for only one Test against England later that season. He did reasonably well in the series in Australia in 1977-78 (he headed the tour averages with 508 runs at 50.80) but was not considered thereafter.

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Ashok Mankad in Mumbai

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Ashok Mankad in Mumbai

Ashok Mankad in Mumbai

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Final: Central Zone v South Zone at Delhi
Oct 29-Nov 2, 2014 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT)
India A v Sri Lankans at Mumbai (BS)
Oct 30, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT)
1st ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack
Nov 2, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
2nd ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad
Nov 6, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
South Zone: Andhra v Karnataka in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
East Zone: Assam v Tripura in India (venue TBA)
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West Zone: Baroda v Mumbai in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
East Zone: Bengal v Odisha in India (venue TBA)
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North Zone: Delhi v J + K in India (venue TBA)
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South Zone: Goa v Tamil Nadu in India (venue TBA)
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West Zone: Gujarat v Maharashtra in India (venue TBA)
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North Zone: Haryana v Punjab in India (venue TBA)
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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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