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Manoj Prabhakar      

Full name Manoj Prabhakar

Born April 15, 1963, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

Current age 51 years 130 days

Major teams India, Delhi, Durham

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Manoj Prabhakar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 39 58 9 1600 120 32.65 1 9 4 20 0
ODIs 130 98 21 1858 106 24.12 3083 60.26 2 11 27 0
First-class 154 214 34 7469 229* 41.49 20 30 74 0
List A 214 176 35 4118 117* 29.20 4 25 49 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 39 68 7475 3581 96 6/132 6/92 37.30 2.87 77.8 4 3 0
ODIs 130 127 6360 4534 157 5/33 5/33 28.87 4.27 40.5 4 2 0
First-class 154 24116 11134 385 7/65 28.91 2.77 62.6 10 1
List A 214 10317 7116 269 5/33 5/33 26.45 4.13 38.3 9 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Delhi, Dec 12-17, 1984 scorecard
Last Test India v New Zealand at Cuttack, Nov 8-12, 1995 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 8, 1984 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Mar 2, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-1997
List A span 1982-1997
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/39 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Delhi 27 Feb 2007 Other
39, 0/20 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Kozhikode 25 Feb 2007 Other
35, 1/58 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Udaipur 23 Feb 2007 Other
31, 3/49 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Lahore 30 Apr 2006 Other OD
1/38, 31 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Sheikhupura 27 Apr 2006 Other OD
68, 0/17 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Sialkot 25 Apr 2006 Other OD
0/27, 13 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Karachi 23 Apr 2006 Other OD
Profile

Manoj Prabhakar was a regular in the Indian side in the early 1990s. His bowling was his strongest suit; Prabhakar mixed cunning slower balls with in- and outswing, and on his day he could be a formidable opponent with the new ball. He once bowled Kepler Wessels for 0 in consecutive Tests - the only ducks Wessels bagged for South Africa in Tests or one-dayers - although he'd be less likely to tell his grandchildren that he was Allan Lamb's only Test wicket. Generally Prabhakar was a useful lower-order batsman, who was turned into a defensive, platform-laying opener to good effect against England in 1992-93. India won only one of Prabhakar's first 23 Tests, then 10 of his last 16, but his career ended in ignominy when he was booed on his home ground at Delhi after getting slaughtered (4-0-47-0) against Sri Lanka in the 1995-96 World Cup. Prabhakar was dropped for the next match and immediately retired. His attempts to implicate others in the match-fixing controversy backfired when he was banned himself for his own alleged involvement. He continued to stay in the news by entering politics and standing unsuccessfully for Parliament. He later took to coaching, and served as Delhi's bowling coach before taking over Rajasthan ahead of the 2009-10 season. Aside from cricket, he heads Naturence Cosmetics.
Rob Smyth and Cricinfo Staff July 2009

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Jan 4, 2008

Delhi's bowling coach Manoj Prabhakar scrutinises the pitch, Indore, January 4, 2008

Delhi's bowling coach Manoj Prabhakar scrutinises the pitch

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Dec 8, 2007

Manoj Prabhakar, Delhi's bowling coach, during practice, Nagothane, December 8, 2007

Manoj Prabhakar, Delhi's bowling coach, during practice

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Nov 21, 2007

Manoj Prabhakar, Delhi's bowling coach, jogs during a practice session at the Wankhede Stadium ahead of the Ranji Trophy tie against Mumbai, November 21, 2007

Manoj Prabhakar jogs during Delhi's practice session at the Wankhede Stadium

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