Brijesh Patel      

Full name Brijesh Pursuram Patel

Born November 24, 1952, Baroda, Gujarat

Current age 61 years 342 days

Major teams India, Karnataka, Mysore, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Administrator

Relation Uncle - KR Patel, Uncle - BR Patel, Uncle - MR Patel, Son - UB Patel

Brijesh Pursuram Patel
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 21 38 5 972 115* 29.45 1 5 7 17 0
ODIs 10 9 1 243 82 30.37 399 60.90 0 1 1 0
First-class 203 311 50 11911 216 45.63 37 55 85 0
List A 47 43 7 1430 83* 39.72 0 10 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 203 406 215 7 1/0 30.71 3.17 58.0 0 0
List A 47 18 9 2 1/0 1/0 4.50 3.00 9.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Manchester, Jun 6-11, 1974 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Perth, Dec 16-21, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Leeds, Jul 13, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jun 16-18, 1979 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1969-1988
List A span 1973-1986
Profile

A dashing right-hand middle-order batsman and a prolific run getter at domestic level, Brijesh Patel was also the outstanding outfielder in Indian cricket in the seventies. Very much the `glamour boy' of the game at his peak, Patel was capable of ripping apart the best of bowling on his day. However he was suspect against pace or the swinging ball when conditions helped bowlers and he was exposed on the tours of England in 1974 and 1979 and in Australia in 1977-78. But he did very well in the West Indies in 1976, when in his four innings, he scored 207 runs at an average of 207.00. This included his only Test hundred, 115 not out at Port of Spain when he added 204 runs for the fifth wicket with Sunil Gavaskar. Three other notable innings were 73 not out against West Indies in a losing cause at Bombay in 1974-75, a strokefilled 83 against England at the same venue two years later and a hurricane 82 against New Zealand again at Bombay in 1976-77. After failing on the tour of Australia the following season, he was dropped only to be brought back for the tour of England in 1979 keeping the World Cup in mind. He was one of the first Indian cricketers to be a natural for the shorter version of the game.

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Jul 13, 2010

Organisers at the launch of the second season of the Karnataka Premier League, Bangalore, July 13, 2010

Organisers at the launch of the second season of the Karnataka Premier League

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May 1, 1999

Brijesh Patel, May 1, 1999

Brijesh Patel

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Jun 7, 1975

A spectator pleads with Brijesh Patel as India's innings crawls on, England v India, Lord's, World Cup, June 7, 1975

A spectator pleads with Brijesh Patel as India's innings crawls on

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