Full name Rajindra Dhanraj
Born February 6, 1969, Barrackpore, Trinidad
Current age 48 years 165 days
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|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|
|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|
|First-class span||1987/88 - 2000/01|
|List A span||1989/90 - 1997/98|
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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