Sameer Dighe      

Full name Sameer Sudhakar Dighe

Born October 8, 1968, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 46 years 82 days

Major teams India, Air India, Mumbai

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Sameer Sudhakar Dighe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 1 141 47 15.66 368 38.31 0 0 19 0 12 2
ODIs 23 17 6 256 94* 23.27 421 60.80 0 1 11 2 19 5
First-class 83 125 15 3958 153 35.98 10 19 243 35
List A 107 77 16 1379 94* 22.60 0 8 121 40
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 83 24 13 0 - - - 3.25 - 0 0 0
List A 107 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Chennai, Mar 18-22, 2001 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 29-Sep 2, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Pakistan at Brisbane, Jan 10, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 5, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1990-2002
List A span 1991-2002
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 0c/0s Ind Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
1c/0s Ind Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
25, 0c/1s India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Kozhikode 25 Feb 2007 Other
9 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Udaipur 23 Feb 2007 Other
- Air India v ONGC Bangalore 11 Aug 2006 Other T20
55 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Lahore 30 Apr 2006 Other OD
12 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Karachi 23 Apr 2006 Other OD
Profile

Sameer Dighe's selection to the national team was a controversial one. At 31, Dighe had all but given up hopes of a career in cricket and was studying in the USA when the call came. Shortly after the Indian team's departure to Australia in the 1999-2000 season, Dighe was picked to don the gloves in the one-dayers. In the limited-overs games he played, Dighe bagged seven catches and one stumping in eight matches. In one game against Pakistan, Dighe shone with four catches. However, it was not until Australia toured India in 2000-01 that Dighe got his first taste of Test cricket. Playing the decisive third and final Test against Australia at Chennai, Dighe had an ordinary time behind the wickets. However, with the Test winding to an exciting climax, Dighe found himself at the crease with the tail on the final day. Batting through a tense session that saw Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie steaming down, Dighe made a courageous unbeaten 22 as India recorded a historic 2-1 series win. At the preparatory camp for the Indian tour of Zimbabwe, Indian captain Sourav Ganguly remarked that Dighe would be India's first choice wicketkeeper. The skipper stayed true to his word and Dighe was picked as stumper for the Tests and one-dayers in Zimbabwe in mid 2001. Without being spectacular, Dighe performed his duties satisfactorily keeper and batsman. Promoted to open the innings in the second innings of the second Test at Harare, Dighe managed just 4. However, his ability with the bat came to the fore in the final of the Coca-Cola Cup in Zimbabwe, when the Mumbaikar slammed an unbeaten 94 in a losing cause against the West Indies. This is the highest score by a specialist keeper for India in One-Dayers and has earned Dighe the mantle of first choice keeper for the tour of Sri Lanka in July-August 2001.
Anand Vasu

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Nov 12, 2007

Sameer Dighe

Sameer Dighe

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May 25, 2007

Irfan Ahmed bowls under the watchful eye of coach Sameer Dighe at the Marrara Sports Complex, Darwin

Irfan Ahmed bowls under the watchful eye of coach Sameer Dighe at the Marrara Sports Complex, Darwin

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May 22, 2007

Sameer Dighe will coach the Hong Kong side at the WCL Div 3 tournament in Darwin

Sameer Dighe will coach the Hong Kong side at the WCL Div 3 tournament in Darwin

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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-30
Australia 530 & 261/7 India 465
Group C: Assam v H. Pradesh at Guwahati - Dec 28-31
H. Pradesh 549/4d Assam 18/0
Group A: Bengal v Mumbai at Kolkata - Dec 28-31
Mumbai 414 Bengal 130/6
Group B: Delhi v Gujarat at Delhi - Dec 28-31
Delhi 425/6d Gujarat 34/1
Group B: Haryana v Odisha at Rohtak - Dec 28-31
Haryana 127 Odisha 232/9
Group C: Hyderabad v Services at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Dec 28-31
Services 306 Hyderabad 210/3
Group C: Jharkhand v Kerala at Dhanbad - Dec 28-31
Jharkhand 337 Kerala 179/5
Group A: M. Pradesh v Baroda at Gwalior - Dec 28-31
Baroda 358 M. Pradesh 103/3
Group B: Rajasthan v Vidarbha at Jaipur - Dec 28-31
Vidarbha 296 Rajasthan 188
Group B: Saurashtra v Punjab at Rajkot - Dec 28-31
Punjab 659/7d Saurashtra 27/0
Group A: Tamil Nadu v Railways at Chennai - Dec 28-31
Tamil Nadu 144/4
Group C: Tripura v Goa at Agartala - Dec 28-31
Goa 251 Tripura 139/5
Group A: U. Pradesh v J + K at Kanpur - Dec 28-31
U. Pradesh 267/5
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