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Nana Joshi      

Full name Padmanabh Govind Joshi

Born October 27, 1926, Baroda, Gujarat

Died January 8, 1987, Pune, Maharashtra (aged 60 years 73 days)

Major teams India, Maharashtra

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 12 20 1 207 52* 10.89 0 1 18 9
First-class 78 111 10 1724 100* 17.06 1 8 120 61
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 78 6 13 0 - - - 13.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Delhi, Nov 2-7, 1951 scorecard
Last Test India v Pakistan at Mumbai (BS), Dec 2-7, 1960 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946-1965
Profile

Throughout nearly all of the '50s, `Nana' Joshi and Naren Tamhane battled it out for the stumper's slot in the Indian team. A flashy wicketkeeper, Joshi on his day could be brilliant but also had lapses of form. On his debut against against England in 1951-52 he had two catches and two stumpings in the first innings, which was to remain his best performance in a Test. He toured West Indies in 1953 and England in 1959. At home he played against England in 1951-52, Pakistan in 1952-53 and 1960-61, West Indies in 1958-59 and Australia in 1959-60. A useful late order batsman who frequently opened the batting for his state, Joshi and Ramakant Desai put on 149 runs for the ninth wicket against Pakistan in 1960-61, still the Indian record for that wicket. Joshi's score was 52 not out. Interestingly enough, this was his last Test. In a first class career spanning almost two decades, Joshi had 180 dismissals, 119 of them caught. He captained Maharashtra for several years.
Partab Ramchand October 2004

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