Commandur Rangachari      

Full name Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari

Born April 14, 1916, Mamandur, Madras

Died October 9, 1993, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu (aged 77 years 178 days)

Major teams India, Madras

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 6 3 8 8* 2.66 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 62 93 31 480 60 7.74 0 1 42 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 4 846 493 9 5/107 5/107 54.77 3.49 94.0 1 1 0
First-class 62 10908 5197 199 7/34 26.11 2.85 54.8 14 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 23-28, 1948 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Mumbai (BS), Dec 9-13, 1948 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1938-1954
Profile

Wisden obituary
Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, who died on October 9, 1993, aged 77, was a fast bowler who played four Tests for India against Australia and West Indies. He took four for 141 in unpromising circumstances (at one stage Australia were 503 for three) on his debut at Adelaide in 1947-48. But his real moment of glory came at Delhi ten months later, in India's first home Test for 15 years: with the game hardly started, he dismissed Rae, Stollmeyer and Headley to leave the score 27 for three. However, West Indies went on to make 631, though Rangachari's final figures were still 5 for 107. He took no other Test wickets and the nine eventually cost him 54.77 each. After the Bombay Test that followed he was dropped, but played on for Madras for another five seasons. He was a police officer.

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