Narayanan Gautam      

Full name Narayanan Gautam

Born September 19, 1967, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu

Died May 7, 2002, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (aged 34 years 230 days)

Major teams Goa, Tamil Nadu

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Narayanan Gautam
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 23 35 2 1007 190 30.51 3 2 21 0
List A 10 8 0 198 46 24.75 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 23 594 294 3 2/38 98.00 2.96 198.0 0 0
List A 10 330 297 3 2/21 2/21 99.00 5.40 110.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1988-1995
List A span 1989-1995
Profile

Wisden Obituary
Gautam, Narayanan, who died of cancer in Chennai on May 7, 2002, aged only 34, was a tall, elegant batsman whose stylish strokeplay and unflappable temperament in the No. 3 spot helped Tamil Nadu reach the final of the Ranji Trophy in 1991-92. There, they were beaten on first innings by Delhi. That Tamil Nadu had a class player in the making was apparent from the way Gautam scored his 23 on debut against the touring New Zealanders in November 1988. Though another two years passed before his first Ranji Trophy game, in 1990-91, he graced it with 101 as Tamil Nadu amassed 548 against Hyderabad. The following season he made a career-best 190 against Uttar Pradesh in a Ranji quarter-final. Timing, fluent driving and effortless square-cuts were the outstanding features of his batting, but when the timing unaccountably deserted him the runs dried up. Gautam's final Ranji Trophy season, 1994-95, found him playing as a professional for bottom-of-the-zone Goa. He made 1,007 runs in a 23-match career; an average of 30.51 hints at what he might have achieved.

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Aug 5, 2000

Narayanan Gautam, Globe Trotters Sports Club, Portrait

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