Rajindra Dhanraj      

Full name Rajindra Dhanraj

Born February 6, 1969, Barrackpore, Trinidad

Current age 45 years 325 days

Major teams West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 4 0 17 9 4.25 124 13.70 0 0 1 0 1 0
ODIs 6 2 1 8 8 8.00 32 25.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 78 101 36 550 47 8.46 0 0 29 0
List A 44 23 10 98 17* 7.53 0 0 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 8 1087 595 8 2/49 4/146 74.37 3.28 135.8 0 0 0
ODIs 6 5 264 170 10 4/26 4/26 17.00 3.86 26.4 1 0 0
First-class 78 16180 7995 295 9/97 27.10 2.96 54.8 16 3
List A 44 1874 1251 79 5/26 5/26 15.83 4.00 23.7 8 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 18-22, 1994 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v New Zealand at St John's, Apr 27-May 2, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Margao, Oct 26, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Jan 28, 1995 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1987-2001
List A span 1989-1998
Profile

When he made his debut against India at Bombay, Rajinder Dhanraj was West Indies' first legspinner since David Holford in 1977. Jeff Dujon warned that he would be "cannon fodder" for the Indians, but he took two wickets in the match and acquitted himself well. He picked up four wickets in his second Test against New Zealand later that season, but in England in 1995 he was savaged on his only outing, taking 0 for 191 and bowling dreadfully at Nottingham. He only got one more chance, taking 2 for 165 against New Zealand in Antigua. A genuine No. 11, he was an expensive luxury that West Indies could not afford. He continued to perform well for Trinidad where he was far more effective. Unlike many legspinners, Dhanraj dis not have a big loop but he got good nip off the pitch and no mean turn. Importantly, he bowled with a big heart and could take some stick.
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Aus Women v Eng Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
Aus Women won by 4 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
Aus Women won by 28 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
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Pak Women v SA Women at Colombo (Moors) - Oct 3, 2012
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