Balwinder Sandhu      

Full name Balwinder Singh Sandhu

Born August 3, 1956, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 58 years 48 days

Major teams India, Mumbai

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Balwinder Singh Sandhu
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 11 4 214 71 30.57 0 2 3 1 0
ODIs 22 7 3 51 16* 12.75 97 52.57 0 0 5 0
First-class 55 59 13 1003 98 21.80 0 8 19 0
List A 42 17 8 159 32* 17.66 0 0 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 10 1020 557 10 3/87 3/87 55.70 3.27 102.0 0 0 0
ODIs 22 21 1110 763 16 3/27 3/27 47.68 4.12 69.3 0 0 0
First-class 55 9275 4690 168 6/64 27.91 3.03 55.2 5 0
List A 42 2178 1469 36 3/27 3/27 40.80 4.04 60.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v India at Hyderabad (Sind), Jan 14-19, 1983 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Ahmedabad, Nov 12-16, 1983 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v India at Gujranwala, Dec 3, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v India at Sialkot, Oct 31, 1984 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1980-1987
List A span 1980-1986
Profile

A right-arm medium-pace bowler who could swing the ball both ways and a more than useful tailender, Balwinder Sandhu's international career lasted under two years. But this was a rather action-packed period. His debut against Pakistan was pretty eventful. Besides taking two quick wickets after which Mudassar Nazar and Javed Miandad ground the Indian bowling into the dust in running up a record partnership of 451, Sandhu, going in at No. 9, top scored with 71. He again was top scorer with 68 in the first Test against West Indies the following month. So far he had been less effective with the ball but in the helpful English conditions, he was quite a handful and emerged as one of the heroes of the World Cup triumph in 1983. His delivery that bowled Gordon Greenidge - the experienced batsman shouldered arms to a ball that came in sharply - is still talked about even today. It provided the much needed breakthrough the Indians needed in the final.

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Jul 14, 2009

Clive Lloyd, Aravinda de Silva, Michael Bevan, Dilip Vengsarkar and Balwinder Sandhu with the World Cup, Mumbai, July 14, 2009

Clive Lloyd, Aravinda de Silva, Michael Bevan, Dilip Vengsarkar and Balwinder Sandhu with the World Cup

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Jun 22, 2008

Sunil Gavaskar, Kris Srikkanth and others mess about at a felicitation ceremony hosted by the BCCI, New Delhi, June 22, 2008

Sunil Gavaskar, Kris Srikkanth and others mess about at a felicitation ceremony

© AFP

Sep 20, 2000

Balwinder Sandhu, Mumbai, Portrait

Balwinder Sandhu, Portrait

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