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Sujith Somasunder      

Full name Sujith Bijjahali Somasunder

Born December 2, 1972, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 42 years 115 days

Major teams India, Karnataka, Kerala, Saurashtra

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 2 2 0 16 9 8.00 63 25.39 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 99 160 5 5525 222 35.64 11 30 93 0
List A 66 66 5 2121 152 34.77 6 6 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 99 1074 489 14 3/15 34.92 2.73 76.7 0 0
List A 66 257 227 5 3/12 3/12 45.40 5.29 51.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut India v South Africa at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 17, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI India v Australia at Bangalore, Oct 21, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1990/91
Last First-class Gujarat v Karnataka at Ahmedabad, Jan 10-13, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1993/94
Last List A Karnataka v Orissa at Mumbai (BS), Apr 8, 2005 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2, 0 Karnataka v Gujarat Ahmedabad 10 Jan 2006 FC
6, 54 Karnataka v Delhi Bangalore 3 Jan 2006 FC
31 Karnataka v Maharashtra Bangalore 25 Dec 2005 FC
3 Karnataka v Bengal Mysore 17 Dec 2005 FC
- Karnataka v Tamil Nadu Chennai 9 Dec 2005 FC
2, 55* Karnataka v Mumbai Bangalore 1 Dec 2005 FC
46 Karnataka v Railways Delhi 23 Nov 2005 FC
Profile

Sujith Somasunder got his chance on the basis of some fine performances around the domestic circuit. Unfortunately, his international career did not match his deeds on the home front. A gutsy batsman, Somasundar made his first appearence for Karnataka in the 1990-91 season but was not given a regular place in the side for about four seasons. He really flowered in 1994-95 when, pushed into opening, he responded immediately by scoring a century against Goa. Somasundar then carried on the fine form next year hitting two centuries and five half centuries to play a leading role in Karnataka's triumph in the Ranji Trophy. Somasundar made his debut in the Duleep and Irani Trophy matches that season but failed to impress in both. But he had done enough to warrant the nod from the selectors and played in a ODI against the visiting South African side. He failed and then got another chance in the Titan Cup match against Australia later that season. Again he failed and that was the end of his all too brief international career. Rejected by the national selectors, Somasundar continued to be in good form and in the 1997-98 season, aggregated 629 runs. This was followed by a fine performance the next year when he helped Karnataka to another Ranji Trophy triumph by scoring 529 runs.
Natarajan Sriram

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Feb 22, 2007

Sujith Somasunder announces his retirement with his former colleague Anil Kumble, Bangalore, February 21, 2007

Sujith Somasunder announces his retirement

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Sijith Somasunder, Karnataka, Portrait

Sujith Somasunder, Portrait

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Notes

Ranji Debut: v Maharashtra at Pune, 1990-91
Irani Debut: v Rest of India at Bangalore, 1996-97
Duleep Debut: v Central Zone at Mohali, 1996-97

Country Fixtures Country Results
South Zone: Andhra v Goa at Kochi - Mar 27
Andhra won by 8 wickets (with 48 balls remaining)
East Zone: Bengal v Jharkhand at Cuttack - Mar 27
Jharkhand won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
South Zone: Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Kochi - Mar 27
Karnataka won by 8 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)
Central Zone: Railways v Vidarbha at Indore - Mar 27
Vidarbha won by 2 runs
North Zone: Delhi v Haryana at Delhi - Mar 27
Haryana won by 1 run
North Zone: Punjab v Services at Delhi - Mar 27
Punjab won by 8 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
South Zone: Hyderabad v Kerala at Kochi
Mar 27, 2015 (13:00 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
Central Zone: M. Pradesh v U. Pradesh at Indore - Mar 27
M. Pradesh won by 60 runs
West Zone: Maharashtra v Mumbai at Pune
Mar 27, 2015 (13:00 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
East Zone: Assam v Tripura at Cuttack
Mar 27, 2015 (14:00 local | 08:30 GMT | 04:30 EDT | 03:30 CDT | 01:30 PDT)
North Zone: H. Pradesh v J + K at Delhi
Mar 27, 2015 (14:00 local | 08:30 GMT | 04:30 EDT | 03:30 CDT | 01:30 PDT)
West Zone: Baroda v Saurashtra at Pune
Mar 27, 2015 (18:00 local | 12:30 GMT | 08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT)
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