Decade Review 2009

Maharajah of Vizianagram      

Full name Maharajah of Vizianagram

Born December 28, 1905, Benares (now Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh

Died December 2, 1965, Benares (now Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh (aged 59 years 339 days)

Major teams India, Maharaj Kumar of Vizianagram's XI, United Province

Also known as Vijaya Anand (Rajkumar of Vizianagram), Vizzy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Other Administrator

Education Princes' College, Ajmer; Haileybury College, England

Maharajah of Vizianagram
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 3 6 2 33 19* 8.25 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 47 73 7 1228 77 18.60 0 5 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 47 168 139 4 1/1 34.75 4.96 42.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 27-30, 1936 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-18, 1936 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1930/31 - 1935/36

Better known as Vizzy, the Maharajah of Vizianagram takes his place as one of the most colourful and controversial characters in the history of Indian cricket. A great patron of the game in the late twenties and thirties, Vizzy used his personal wealth to get legendary cricketers like Jack Hobbs and Herbert Sutcliffe to play in India, often at the ground he had built inside his palace grounds. His immense wealth and interest in the game saw him rise to be an influential figure in Indian cricket circles in the 1930s.

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Jun 23, 1936

Maharajah of Vizianagram on the disastrous 1936 tour

Maharajah of Vizianagram on the disastrous 1936 tour

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