Decade Review 2009

Thirumalai Sekhar      

Full name Thirumalai Ananthanpillai Sekhar

Born March 28, 1956, Madras (now Chennai)

Current age 58 years 208 days

Major teams India, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

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Thirumalai Ananthanpillai Sekhar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 1 1 0 0* - 2 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 44 46 11 495 58 14.14 0 1 19 0
List A 19 7 2 24 7 4.80 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 2 204 129 0 - - - 3.79 - 0 0 0
ODIs 4 4 156 128 5 3/23 3/23 25.60 4.92 31.2 0 0 0
First-class 44 6066 3606 130 9/54 27.73 3.56 46.6 7 2
List A 19 864 559 17 3/18 3/18 32.88 3.88 50.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v India at Lahore, Jan 23-28, 1983 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v India at Karachi, Jan 30-Feb 4, 1983 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v India at Karachi, Jan 21, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI India v England at Chandigarh, Jan 27, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1976-1990
List A span 1981-1990
Profile

A tall and well-built fast-medium bowler, Sekhar at his peak in the early 80s, was probably the fastest bowler in the country. But not having the benefit of a really good coach, his line and length could be erratic. He captured nine wickets in an innings against Kerala in the Ranji Trophy in 1982-83 and this, followed by some good performances in the Duleep Trophy brought him into national reckoning. Flown as a replacement for the injured Madan Lal, Sekhar played two Tests in Pakistan in 1982-83. He bowled with some hostility but had little luck and was, rather harshly, not considered for any more Tests. He played in a few one day internationals, the last against England in 1985 and briefly came back into the reckoning for the tour of West Indies in 1989 when he was called to attend the camp at Madras. By now however he had joined the MRF Pace Foundation, where he has been chief coach for several years, working with leading pace bowlers from across the world. He also served as the South Zone representative on the selection committee. He was later appointed manager of the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.
Partab Ramchand (April 2008)

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Jan 3, 2008

Javagal Srinath and TA Sekhar at the launch of the Gatorade Pacers 2008, Delhi, January 3, 2008

Javagal Srinath and TA Sekhar at the launch of the Gatorade Pacers 2008

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Jul 26, 2000

Former Test cricketer, fast bowling coach and national selector TA Sekhar talking to CricInfo.

Former Test cricketer, fast bowling coach and national selector TA Sekhar talking to CricInfo

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Jul 26, 2000

TAP Sekhar, India, Portrait

TAP Sekhar, Portrait

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