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Vinayak Samant      

Full name Vinayak Radhakrishna Samant

Born October 25, 1972, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 41 years 279 days

Major teams Mumbai, Mumbai Cricket Association President's XI, Tripura

Also known as Raja

Playing role Wicketkeeper

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Vinayak Radhakrishna Samant
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 101 149 25 3496 200* 28.19 2 22 310 37
List A 45 35 7 724 81 25.85 0 3 49 14
Twenty20 11 6 1 45 23 9.00 55 81.81 0 0 1 0 5 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 101 2 4 0 - - - 12.00 - 0 0 0
List A 45 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class Tripura v Services at Agartala, Dec 6-9, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 1995/96
Last List A Bengal v Tripura at Kolkata, Feb 26, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Baroda v Mumbai at Mumbai, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Bengal v Tripura at Jamshedpur, Oct 23, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3, 0c/0s CC India v Madras CC Singapore 26 Aug 2012 Other T20
4, 1c/3s CC India v Singapore CA Singapore 25 Aug 2012 Other T20
1c/1s CC India v Sinhalese Singapore 24 Aug 2012 Other T20
5*, 0c/2s CC India v Hong Kong CC Singapore 24 Aug 2012 Other T20
4 Tripura v Bengal Kolkata 26 Feb 2012 LA
1c/0s, 10 Tripura v Orissa Kolkata 24 Feb 2012 LA
15, 4c/0s Tripura v Jharkhand Kolkata 22 Feb 2012 LA
45, 0c/0s Tripura v Assam Kolkata 20 Feb 2012 LA
6, 2c/0s, 49, 1c/0s Tripura v Services Agartala 6 Dec 2011 FC
50, 4c/0s, 200*, 0c/0s Tripura v Vidarbha Agartala 29 Nov 2011 FC
Profile

Vinayak Samant is a typically gritty, khadoos cricketer Mumbai is known to produce. At the start of his first-class career, he had to compete with Samir Dighe for the wicketkeeper's place. He left for Assam where he had an acrimonious five-year stay, but he kept on doing what he loved: playing cricket. Upon Dighe's retirement, he made a move back to Mumbai, where closing in on 30, he had to wait for another year to get a chance. When he did get that chance, he held on it like his life. Other youngsters came and threatened him, but he was making up for a late start, staying fit and extremely committed (in his younger days he used to skip 10,000 times in one-and-a-half hours). There's a cheeky side to this serious cricketer, which makes him an endearing personality. He is a champion sledger, finds it easy to get under opponents' skin, and there are even stories abound that he can create the sound of an edge while keeping to the spinners to deceive umpires. He is a good mimic to boot, and keeps the Mumbai team upbeat. He got his rewards, becoming part of a Ranji-winning Mumbai team four times. That he played a crucial part with the bat in their 37th and 38th title wins will never be lost. In the 2006-07 final he scored 66 when Mumbai were 0 for 5 in the semi-final. In 2008-09, he agreed to open the innings when Mumbai were struggling for the second opener, and he scored a century in the second innings of the final.

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Jan 11, 2010

Vinayak Samant made a valuable 67 for Mumbai, Karnataka v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy final, Mysore, 1st day, January 11, 2010

Vinayak Samant made a valuable 67 for Mumbai

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Jan 16, 2009

Wasim Jaffer and Vinayak Samant pose with the Ranji Trophy, Mumbai v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy final, 5th day, Hyderabad, January 16, 2009

Wasim Jaffer and Vinayak Samant pose with the Ranji Trophy

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Jan 15, 2009

Vinayak Samant celebrates a maiden first-class century, Mumbai v Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy final, 4th day, Hyderabad, January 15, 2009

Vinayak Samant celebrates a maiden first-class century

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