Syed Kirmani      

Full name Syed Mujtaba Hussein Kirmani

Born December 29, 1949, Madras (now Chennai)

Current age 64 years 263 days

Major teams India, Karnataka, Mysore, Railways

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Syed Mujtaba Hussein Kirmani
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 88 124 22 2759 102 27.04 2 12 3 160 38
ODIs 49 31 13 373 48* 20.72 616 60.55 0 0 27 9
First-class 275 383 64 9620 161 30.15 13 38 367 112
List A 84 58 23 881 64 25.17 0 3 59 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 88 3 19 13 1 1/9 1/9 13.00 4.10 19.0 0 0 0
ODIs 49 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 275 175 126 1 1/9 126.00 4.32 175.0 0 0
List A 84 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v India at Auckland, Jan 24-28, 1976 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 1986 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Feb 21, 1976 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Brisbane, Jan 12, 1986 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1967-1994
List A span 1973-1994
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 1c/0s India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Lahore 30 Apr 2006 Other OD
0c/0s India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Sheikhupura 27 Apr 2006 Other OD
Profile

Kirmani was the quietly efficient worker ant who replaced the flamboyant Farokh Engineer behind the stumps for India, and went on to become their greatest wicketkeeper. His 12-year stint at the top saw a sea-change in the way India played. The early part of Kirmani's career was spent keeping wicket to the famed spin quartet, never the easiest of tasks. After they faded away, he had to step back a few paces to deal with a seam attack spearheaded by Kapil Dev. It is testament to Kirmani's greatness as a keeper that he was able to perform both roles with distinction. A doughty batsman down the order, he scored two Test hundreds and baled India out on several occasions. He played a crucial role in India's triumph in the 1983 World Cup, contributing a flourish or two with the bat in addition to being immaculate behind the stumps.
Dileep Premachandran

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Aug 7, 2013

Javagal Srinath, Syed Kirmani, Gundappa Viswanath, and Anil Kumble at the KSCA platinum jubilee celebrations, Bangalore, August 7, 2013

Javagal Srinath, Syed Kirmani, Gundappa Viswanath, and Anil Kumble at the KSCA platinum jubilee celebrations

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Jun 3, 2008

Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Syed Kirmani and Roger Binny present a bat autographed by the entire 1983 World Cup-winning team, Bangalore, June 3, 2008

Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Syed Kirmani and Roger Binny present an autographed bat

© AFP

Dec 22, 2003

Indian Veterans pose before a match against Pakistan veterans, Indian Veterans v Pakistan Veterans, December 21, 2003

Indian Veterans pose before a match

© AFP

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2nd Match, Group B: Hurricanes v Kings XI at Mohali
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5th Match, Group B: Tridents v Kings XI at Mohali
Sep 20, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
7th Match, Group A: KKR v Lahore Lions at Hyderabad (Deccan)
Sep 21, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
8th Match, Group A: Super Kings v Dolphins at Bangalore
Sep 22, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
10th Match, Group A: KKR v Scorchers at Hyderabad (Deccan)
Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
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