Decade Review 2009

Devang Gandhi      

Full name Devang Jayant Gandhi

Born September 6, 1971, Bhavnagar, Gujarat

Current age 42 years 310 days

Major teams India, Bengal, Essex Cricket Board, Kings XI Punjab

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Devang Jayant Gandhi
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 1 204 88 34.00 545 37.43 0 2 27 1 3 0
ODIs 3 3 0 49 30 16.33 97 50.51 0 0 8 0 0 0
First-class 95 150 7 6111 323 42.73 16 27 67 0
List A 98 95 9 3402 164* 39.55 9 16 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 95 734 334 6 2/10 55.66 2.73 122.3 0 0
List A 98 789 605 17 3/19 3/19 35.58 4.60 46.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Mohali, Oct 10-14, 1999 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 10-14, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v New Zealand at Delhi, Nov 17, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Perth, Jan 30, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1994/95
Last First-class Karnataka v Bengal at Mysore, Dec 17-20, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1994/95
Last List A Bengal v Tamil Nadu at Mumbai (BS), Apr 12, 2005 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19, 0 Bengal v Karnataka Mysore 17 Dec 2005 FC
30, 14 Bengal v Mumbai Mumbai 9 Dec 2005 FC
0/5, 15 Bengal v Delhi Delhi 1 Dec 2005 FC
5, 2/10 Bengal v Maharashtra Pune 23 Nov 2005 FC
Profile

Though the tour of Australia in 1999-2000 exposed Devang Gandhi's technique against the fast, short rising deliveries, he continued to play well at domestic level. His international career started so well, albeit on Indian wickets. Against New Zealand in his debut series, Gandhi seemed completely at ease in handling the new ball and he was at once hailed an opening batsmen of considerable promise. Two successive opening stands with Sadagopan Ramesh in the Tests marked him out as a batsman who seemed to have everything - strokes, technique, temparament and courage. Then came the nightmarish tour of Australia and suddenly Gandhi found the critics writing his epitaph. While he was not discouraged by such adverse comments, Gandhi's resolve was not enough to enable him to fight his way back into the Indian team. He announced his retirement in April 2006.
Partab Ramchand

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2012

Devang Gandhi (sitting left) along with cricketers from Kashmir and cricket writer Mudar Patherya (sitting right), Kolkata

Devang Gandhi (sitting left) along with cricketers from Kashmir and cricket writer Mudar Patherya (sitting right)

© Mudar Patherya

Nov 17, 2000

Devang Gandhi, Bengal, Portrait

Devang Gandhi, Portrait, 2000

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Dec 13, 1999

12 Dec 1999: Anil Kumble and Devang Gandhi of India celebrate after Gandhi caught Justin Langer of Australia off Kumble's bowling, on three of the first test between Australia and India, at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia.

Kumble and Gandhi celebrate, Australia v India, 1st Test, 1999/00

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