Prince Indrajitsinhji      

Full name Kumar Shri Madhavsinhji Jadeja Indrajitsinhji

Born June 15, 1937, Jamnagar, Gujarat

Died March 12, 2011, Mumbai (aged 73 years 270 days)

Major teams India, Delhi, Saurashtra

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Uncle - KS Ranjitsinhji, Cousin - Suryaveer Singh, Cousin - Hanumant Singh

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 1 51 23 8.50 0 0 5 0 6 3
First-class 90 146 8 3694 124 26.76 5 16 133 80
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 90 100 61 0 - - - 3.66 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Chennai, Oct 2-7, 1964 scorecard
Last Test India v New Zealand at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 15-20, 1969 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1954/55 - 1972/73

A competent wicketkeeper and a sound right-hand batsman, who could open or go in the middle order, Indrajitsinhji was perhaps unfortunate that the best part of his career coincided with those of Engineer and Kunderan, meaning his only chaces came when both of them were injured or out of favour. He got his big break when he played in all three Tests against Australia in 1964-65. He achieved only modest success both as batsman and wicketkeeper but enjoyed his moment of glory when he helped Chandu Borde to put on 32 runs for the unbroken ninth-wicket partnership to help India clinch a memorable two-wicket victory at Bombay. However he did not do enough to consolidate his place in the side and Kunderan and Engineer kept him out until an injury to Engineer brought him back for one more Test - against New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1969-70. That remained the extent of Indrajitsinhji's Test career. But he was a major success in the Ranji Trophy while playing for both Delhi and Saurashtra. He was one of the first wicketkeepers to complete 100 dismissals in the national competition and in 1960-61 claimed 23 victims, then the record. In a first class career that stretched almost 20 years, Indrajitsinhji scored 3694 runs (26.76) with five centuries and had 210 dismissals, 133 of them caught.
Partab Ramchand

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