Utpal Chatterjee      

Full name Utpal Subodh Chatterjee

Born July 13, 1964, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal

Current age 50 years 17 days

Major teams India, Bengal

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Utpal Subodh Chatterjee
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 3 2 1 6 3* 6.00 30 20.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 129 155 27 2699 120 21.08 1 9 84 0
List A 112 78 22 825 68 14.73 0 1 42 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 3 3 161 117 3 2/35 2/35 39.00 4.36 53.6 0 0 0
First-class 129 34246 12554 504 8/54 24.90 2.19 67.9 32 8
List A 112 5786 3786 161 5/4 5/4 23.51 3.92 35.9 6 4 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v India at Sharjah, Apr 5, 1995 scorecard
Last ODI India v New Zealand at Jamshedpur, Nov 15, 1995 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1984/85
Last First-class Bengal v Madhya Pradesh at Kolkata, Dec 31, 2004 - Jan 3, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1984/85
Last List A Bengal v Tamil Nadu at Kolkata, Feb 11, 2004 scorecard
Profile

Perhaps not unexpectedly, Utpal Chatterjee's selection at the age of 30 for his first ODI came in for a lot of criticism. His detractors said the place could have gone to a much younger man while others openly expressed doubts whether he was deserving of a place in the national side. But the left-arm bowler, who is a fairly big turner of the ball in helpful conditions and can be steady when conditions favour the batsman, was determined to make his presence felt. He started off well by taking 1 for 28 off ten overs against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup match at Sharjah. Against sterner opposition, Chatterjee proved his mettle by taking 2 for 35 off eight overs against Pakistan, his victims being Moin Khan and Ghulam Ali. But he was harshly treated by the New Zealand batsmen in the first ODI the visitors played the following season, conceding 54 runs off 8.5 overs and was not considered again. However he continued to play with much success for Bengal and touched peak form in the 1999-2000 season when he took 52 wickets in the Ranji Trophy, setting a new Bengal record and in the process inching towards the 300 wicket mark in the competition. He was appointed as Bengal coach for the 2008-09 season.
Partab Ramchand (May 2004)

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Jan 6, 2001

Chatterjee celebrates with his team mates after taking a Bihar wicket, Ranji Trophy East Zone League, 2000/01, Bengal v Bihar, Eden Gardens, Calcutta, 03-06 January 2001.

Chatterjee celebrates with his team mates after taking a Bihar wicket

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Jan 6, 2001

Utpal Chatterjee taking a look at MS Dhoni's bat in between the overs, Ranji Trophy East Zone League, 2000/01, Bengal v Bihar, Eden Gardens, Calcutta, 03-06 January 2001.

Utpal Chatterjee taking a look at MS Dhoni's bat in between the overs

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2001

Utpal Chatterjee takes a break while batting

Utpal Chatterjee takes a break while batting

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Tournament Results
South Zone v West Zone at Chennai - Feb 5-9, 2009
West Zone won by 274 runs
North Zone v South Zone at Rajkot - Jan 29-Feb 1, 2009
South Zone won by 411 runs
East Zone v West Zone at Mumbai (BS) - Jan 29-31, 2009
West Zone won by 8 wickets
Central Zone v South Zone at Bangalore - Jan 22-25, 2009
Match drawn
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