Kekhashru Mistry      

Full name Kekhashru Maneksha Mistry

Born November 7, 1874, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Died July 22, 1959, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra (aged 84 years 257 days)

Major teams Parsees, Southern Punjab

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 39 69 1 1600 95 23.52 0 10 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 39 4003 1370 104 8/70 13.17 2.05 38.4 6 2
Career statistics
First-class span 1893/94 - 1927/28

Colonel K. M. Mistri, the Grand Old Man of Indian cricket, died on July 22, 1959, at the age of 84. A brilliant stroke player, he was India's finest left-handed batsman. Nearly all Mistri's first-class cricket in India was played for the Parsecs in the annual Presidency matches, his first appearance being in 1893. These games were held in Bombay and Poona in the monsoon season, under conditions favourable to bowlers - and heavy scoring was at a premium. Mistri played many fine innings but a century eluded him, his highest score being 95 and he remains one of the best of all batsmen who failed to reach three figures in the highest class of cricket. He was also a very useful left-handed bowler and in the Presidency match of 1902 he took 13 wickets for 72 runs and in the following year 11 wickets for 68.

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