Farokh Engineer      

Full name Farokh Maneksha Engineer

Born February 25, 1938, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 76 years 298 days

Major teams India, Lancashire, Mumbai

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Referee, Commentator

Farokh Maneksha Engineer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 46 87 3 2611 121 31.08 2 16 2 66 16
ODIs 5 4 1 114 54* 38.00 195 58.46 0 1 13 0 3 1
First-class 335 510 55 13436 192 29.52 13 69 704 120
List A 160 150 21 3008 93 23.31 0 12 159 31
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 46 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 335 132 117 1 1/40 117.00 5.31 132.0 0 0
List A 160 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Kanpur, Dec 1-6, 1961 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Mumbai, Jan 23-29, 1975 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Leeds, Jul 13, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI India v New Zealand at Manchester, Jun 14, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1958-1976
List A span 1968-1976
Profile

A flamboyant batsman and an agile wicketkeeper, Farokh Engineer was one of the best of his trade, as shown by his selection as the first-choice keeper for the Rest of the World XI series in England and Australia in the early 1970s. Engineer was solidly built, yet had remarkably sharp reflexes - an essential requirement for keeping to the legendary spin quartet of Bedi, Prasanna, Chandrasekhar and Venkataraghavan. His finest moment as a batsman came against West Indies at Madras in 1966-67 when he plundered 94 before lunch on the first day - against Hall, Griffith, Sobers and Gibbs. Engineer eventually made England his home, and served Lancashire with distinction. His chiselled features and rugged good looks made him an obvious successor to Keith Miller and Denis Compton as a Brylcreem model.
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Jul 2012

Farokh Engineer with his wife Julie, July 2012

Farokh Engineer

© Ijaz Chaudhry

Sep 17, 1983

The Old World XI squad poses for photos before the match against the Old England XI at The Oval. Standing (left to right): unknown umpire, Rohan Kanhai, Lance Gibbs, Farokh Engineer, Vanburn Holder, Nawab of Pataudi jr and Charlie Griffith; Sitting: Ray Lindwall, Bertie Clarke, Garry Sobers, Bob Simpson and Neil Harvey, September 17, 1983

The Old World XI squad poses for photos before the match against the Old England XI

© PA Photos

Aug 27, 1976

Farokh Engineer sweeps, Middlesex v Lancashire, Lord's, 3rd day, August 27, 1976

Farokh Engineer sweeps

© PA Photos

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2nd Test: Australia v India at Brisbane - Dec 17-21
India 408 & 89/5 Australia 505
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Group A: Railways v Karnataka at Delhi
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Group A: Tamil Nadu v M. Pradesh at Chennai
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Group A: U. Pradesh v Mumbai at Kanpur
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