Abhijit Kale      

Full name Abhijit Vasant Kale

Born July 3, 1973, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

Current age 40 years 292 days

Major teams Maharashtra

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Abhijit Vasant Kale
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 1 1 0 10 10 10.00 22 45.45 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 93 145 14 7134 248* 54.45 25 28 75 0
List A 65 62 15 2111 102 44.91 2 17 22 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 93 560 339 3 1/3 113.00 3.63 186.6 0 0
List A 65 15 24 0 - - - 9.60 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only ODI Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Apr 16, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class Tripura v Orissa at Agartala, Dec 17-19, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1993/94
Last List A Baroda v Maharashtra at Ahmedabad, Jan 17, 2005 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
14, 8* Tripura v Orissa Agartala 17 Dec 2006 FC
62 Tripura v H. Pradesh Dharamsala 9 Dec 2006 FC
23, 17 Tripura v Services Delhi 1 Dec 2006 FC
3, 3 Tripura v J + K Agartala 23 Nov 2006 FC
3, 1 Maharashtra v Mumbai Mumbai 10 Jan 2006 FC
1, 111* Maharashtra v Railways Delhi 3 Jan 2006 FC
3, 4 Maharashtra v Delhi Delhi 9 Dec 2005 FC
25, 17 Maharashtra v Gujarat Valsad 1 Dec 2005 FC
33, 0 Maharashtra v Bengal Pune 23 Nov 2005 FC
Profile

Abhijit Kale has been a prolific scorer in the Indian domestic scene over the past few years but has never made it past the periphery of the national team. He began his career as an opener and first hit the headlines with a hundred for the India Under-19 team against the New Zealanders in 1992. Though he hailed from Mumbai, he could not break into their star-studded team, which led him to defect to Maharashtra. He went on to become one of the pillars of Maharashtra's middle order in the nineties, averaging close to 60 in first-class cricket. He top-scored for India A against the touring England side in November 2001 and came into the reckoning for the national squad. He also had a good A tour to West Indies in early 2003 and he was rewarded with a place in the national side a few months after that, for the tri-series which also involved South Africa and Bangladesh. However, he got only one game. In November that year, Kale was the central character in a bribery scandal, when two national selectors accused him of offering money to be picked to the Indian squad. Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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Feb 3, 2003

Abhijit Kale - Portrait

Abhijit Kale - Portrait

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Jun 2002

Abhijit Kale drives through the covers, June 2002

Abhijit Kale drives through the covers

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Jun 2002

Abhijit Kale relaxes near the dressing-room, June 2002

Abhijit Kale relaxes near the dressing-room

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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