Narendra Hirwani      

Full name Narendra Deepchand Hirwani

Born October 18, 1968, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

Current age 48 years 130 days

Major teams India, Air India, Bengal, Madhya Pradesh

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Relation Son - MN Hirwani

Narendra Deepchand Hirwani
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 17 22 12 54 17 5.40 0 0 6 0 5 0
ODIs 18 7 3 8 4 2.00 29 27.58 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 167 189 75 1179 59 10.34 0 1 49 0
List A 70 33 17 121 25 7.56 0 0 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 28 4298 1987 66 8/61 16/136 30.10 2.77 65.1 2 4 1
ODIs 18 18 960 719 23 4/43 4/43 31.26 4.49 41.7 3 0 0
First-class 167 42890 19801 732 8/52 27.05 2.77 58.5 54 10
List A 70 3561 2561 75 4/42 4/42 34.14 4.31 47.4 4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Chennai, Jan 11-15, 1988 scorecard
Last Test India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 27-Dec 1, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v West Indies at Gwalior, Jan 22, 1988 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 18, 1992 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1984/85
Last First-class Madhya Pradesh v Jammu & Kashmir at Indore, Dec 26-29, 2005 scorecard
List A span 1986/87 - 2000/01
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/63, 1* India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Delhi 27 Feb 2007 Other
3/68 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Kozhikode 25 Feb 2007 Other
4, 2/32 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Udaipur 23 Feb 2007 Other
3/65, 6, 0/29 M. Pradesh v J + K Indore 26 Dec 2005 FC
0, 0/61 M. Pradesh v Kerala Indore 17 Dec 2005 FC
0, 3/100 M. Pradesh v Assam Indore 1 Dec 2005 FC
0, 4/60, 0/23 M. Pradesh v Rajasthan Indore 23 Nov 2005 FC
Profile

Narendra Hirwani started as a legspinner in Test cricket before Shane Warne made leg-spin fashionable again. His Test career started with an almighty bang when, as a bespectacled 19-year-old, he took 16 wickets on his debut, against West Indies at Madras in 1987-88. "He was aided, it must be stressed, by a deplorably under-prepared pitch," said Wisden's correspondent, Dicky Rutnagur. And though Hirwani took 20 further wickets in his next three Test appearances, his fortunes changed when he left the spin-friendly surfaces of India. The magic never quite returned, and the arrival of Anil Kumble sentenced him largely to domestic cricket. However, he was a stalwart on the domestic circuit, finishing with 723 wickets from 167 matches, over 400 of which came for his home state of Madhya Pradesh. In the 1996-97 season he played for Bengal, taking 29 wickets at 23.13. He retired in 2006, ending a 23-year first-class career, and was appointed to the national selection panel in 2008.
Cricinfo staff September 2008

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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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