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Umesh Kulkarni      

Full name Umesh Narayan Kulkarni

Born March 7, 1942, Alibagh, Maharashtra

Current age 72 years 289 days

Major teams India, Mumbai

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 5 13 7 4.33 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 29 32 12 158 26* 7.90 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 7 448 238 5 2/37 2/59 47.60 3.18 89.6 0 0 0
First-class 29 1598 40 4/43 39.95 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 23-28, 1967 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Feb 22-27, 1968 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1963-1970

A surprise choice for the tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1967-68, Umesh Kulkarni was a nippy left-arm medium-pacer. He played three Tests against Australia and one against New Zealand but despite some help from the wickets, he was generally ineffective. His only feat worth recalling was to remove Bill Lawry for a duck in his first over with the new ball in the second innings of the first Test at Adelaide. In the third Test at Brisbane, he scored only 1 not out but held on firmly for about half an hour to help Jaisimha, who was 80 when Kulkarni joined him, to reach his century. He represented Bombay for a few years and then disappeared as quickly as he had entered the scene. In a brief first-class career, Kulkarni took 40 wickets at 39.95.
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