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Full name Raman Lamba
Born January 2, 1960, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Died February 22, 1998, Dhaka, Bangladesh (aged 38 years 51 days)
Major teams India, Ireland, Delhi
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||India v Sri Lanka at Kanpur, Dec 17-22, 1986 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v West Indies at Delhi, Nov 25-29, 1987 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v Australia at Jaipur, Sep 7, 1986 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v India at Lahore, Dec 22, 1989 scorecard|
|List A span||1978-1998|
Raman Lamba was a journeyman cricketer who came into prominence in the 1986-87 one-day series against Australia, when a hundred and two fifties in six matches won him the Man of the Series award. Short on technique but long on bravado, Lamba was blessed with a superb eye and quickfire reflexes. He liked to give bowlers the charge, and had a flair for improvisation that made for great entertainment. His one-day form was patchy after that dream debut, and he looked pedestrian in his four Tests. He remained a prolific scorer in first-class cricket, with two triple-centuries and a Ranji Trophy average of 53. He had expressed a desire to play on for Delhi until the age of 45, but was only 38 when he died after being hit on the head while fielding at forward short leg during a club match in Bangladesh. Amit Varma
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