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Full name Subroto Tara Banerjee
Born February 13, 1969, Patna, Bihar
Current age 45 years 200 days
Major teams India, Bengal, East Zone, India Under-19s, India Young Cricketers, Indian Board President's XI, Jharkhand, Rest of India, Wills' XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Relation Father - T Banerjee
|Only Test||Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 1992 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v West Indies at Perth, Dec 6, 1991 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v India at East London, Dec 19, 1992 scorecard|
|List A span||1988-1999|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/39||Ind Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||9 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|3, 1/17||Ind Masters||v WI Masters||Bridgetown||6 Nov 2010||Other T20|
One of the earliest products of the MRF Pace foundation, Banerjee was included in the Indian team admist high expectations. He went on the tour of Australia in 1991-92, where it was thought he would succeed given the hard and bouncy tracks Down Under. He played in the third Test at Sydney as the fourth seamer when India took the field without a specialist spinner. Banerjee bowled only in the first innings picking up three wickets for 47, those of Mark Waugh, Mark Taylor and Geoff Marsh. He then figured in the Benson & Hedges World Series that followed without any conspicuous success. Banerjee was also selected for the tour of South Africa the next season but did not play a single Test and met with only modest success in the one dayers and the first-class games and was a forgotten man after that. The fact that he bowled short and wide and could not bowl long spells were perhaps the reasons for his international career being brief.
Banerjee, however, continued to play first-class cricket with some success. His best bowling in the Ranji Trophy was been 7 for 18 (12 for 78 in the match) against Tripura in 1989-90.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?