Gopal Sharma      

Full name Gopal Sharma

Born August 3, 1960, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Current age 56 years 206 days

Major teams India, Uttar Pradesh

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 4 1 11 10* 3.66 0 0 0 2 0
ODIs 11 2 0 11 7 5.50 24 45.83 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 104 127 24 2309 101* 22.41 2 11 48 0
List A 44 21 3 157 20 8.72 0 0 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 8 1307 418 10 4/88 4/88 41.80 1.91 130.7 1 0 0
ODIs 11 10 486 361 10 3/29 3/29 36.10 4.45 48.6 0 0 0
First-class 104 24773 10596 353 9/59 30.01 2.56 70.1 23 6
List A 44 2274 1545 45 5/42 5/42 34.33 4.07 50.5 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Kanpur, Jan 31-Feb 5, 1985 scorecard
Last Test India v Sri Lanka at Chandigarh, Nov 23-27, 1990 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 25, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Sharjah, Apr 10, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1979/80 - 1993/94
List A span 1978/79 - 1991/92
Profile

A right-arm offspinner whose forte was accuracy and stamina, Gopal Sharma was on the fringe of selection for a long time before finally making his Test debut against England in his home state in 1984-85. Putting the in form L Sivaramakrishnan in the shade, Sharma took 3 for 115 in 60 overs. He toured Sri Lanka in 1985-86 but played in only one Test. He played in two more Tests against Pakistan the following season, achieving his best figures of 4 for 88 at Jaipur. With Maninder, Shastri, Arshad Ayub, Shivlal Yadav and Narendra Hirwani around, he then became a forgotten man till he was brought back for one Test against Sri Lanka in 1990-91. He was the first cricketer from Uttar Pradesh to represent India since the Maharajkumar of Vizianagaram in 1936.
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Feb 5, 1985

Gopal Sharma bowls India v England, 5th Test, Kanpur, 5th day, February 5, 1985

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: India v Australia at Pune - Feb 23-25
Australia won by 333 runs
Group C: Andhra v Bengal at Chennai - Feb 25
Bengal won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Group A: Baroda v Railways at Delhi - Feb 25
Baroda won by 30 runs
Group B: Delhi v Tamil Nadu at Cuttack - Feb 25
Tamil Nadu won by 42 runs
Group C: Gujarat v Mumbai at Chennai - Feb 25
Mumbai won by 98 runs
Group A: Haryana v Odisha at Delhi - Feb 25
Haryana won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Group B: H. Pradesh v Maharashtra at Cuttack - Feb 25
Maharashtra won by 25 runs
Group D: Hyderabad v J + K at Kolkata - Feb 25
Hyderabad won by 29 runs
Group D: Jharkhand v Karnataka at Kolkata - Feb 25
Karnataka won by 5 runs
Group B: Kerala v Tripura at Bhubaneswar - Feb 25
Tripura won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Group C: M. Pradesh v Rajasthan at Chennai - Feb 25
M. Pradesh won by 3 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)
Group A: Punjab v Vidarbha at Delhi - Feb 25
Punjab won by 6 wickets (with 53 balls remaining)
Group D: Saurashtra v Services at Kalyani - Feb 25
Services won by 48 runs
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