Full name Khanderao Moreshwar Rangnekar
Born June 27, 1917, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Died October 11, 1984, Thana, Maharashtra (aged 67 years 106 days)
Major teams India, Holkar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mumbai
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Australia v India at Brisbane, Nov 28-Dec 4, 1947 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 23-28, 1948 scorecard|
|First-class span||1939/40 - 1963/64|
Khanderao Moreshwar Rangnekar, who died in Bombay on October 11, 1984, aged 67, was an attractive left-handed batsman who scored 2,548 runs for Maharashtra, Bombay and Holkar in the Ranji Trophy with an average of only just under 50. The largest of his first-class hundreds were 217 for Holkar against Hyderabad in 1950 and 202 for Bombay against Maharashtra in 1940. Chosen for India's tour of Australia in 1947-48, he played in three Test matches but had a disappointing tour. He had hit 102 and 17 not out on his first-class début, for Maharashtra against Western India, at Poona in 1939-40, and in all first-class matches, from 1939 until 1964, he made 4,602 runs, average 41.45, including fifteen centuries, and took 21 wickets at medium pace. A vice-president of the Indian Board of Control, he also became President of the Bombay Cricket Association.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"