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Coimbatarao Gopinath      

Full name Coimbatarao Doraikannu Gopinath

Born March 1, 1930, Madras (now Chennai)

Current age 84 years 300 days

Major teams India, Madras

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Coimbatarao Doraikannu Gopinath
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 12 1 242 50* 22.00 0 1 0 2 0
First-class 83 119 18 4259 234 42.16 9 23 49 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 1 48 11 1 1/11 1/11 11.00 1.37 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 83 714 389 14 3/15 27.78 3.26 51.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Mumbai (BS), Dec 14-19, 1951 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Kolkata, Jan 23-28, 1960 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1949-1963
Profile

A stylist with a wide range of strokes, CD Gopinath's Test record was not in keeping with his reputation as one of the leading run scorers in first-class cricket. He made an impressive debut when, in his first Test against England in 1951-52, he scored 50 not out and 42. The first was a classy knock full of flowing strokes while the second was a fighting effort, scored when Indian wickets were falling fast. Again in the final Test at Madras he did well scoring 35 and helping Polly Umrigar add 93 runs for the seventh wicket. Thereafter he was more out-of than in the team, predominently because of a poor tour of England in 1952. He fared much better in Pakistan in 1954-55, averaging 58.33 in all first class games. Brought back against Australia at Calcutta in 1959-60, he was top-scorer with 39 in the first innings. But that was his swan song.

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Jul 29, 2000

CD Gopinath, India, Portrait

CD Gopinath, Portrait

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Tour Results
England v India at Cardiff - Sep 16, 2011
England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Lord's - Sep 11, 2011
Match tied (D/L method)
England v India at The Oval - Sep 9, 2011
England won by 3 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Southampton - Sep 6, 2011
England won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
England v India at Chester-le-Street - Sep 3, 2011
No result
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