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Dilip Doshi      

Full name Dilip Rasiklal Doshi

Born December 22, 1947, Rajkot, Gujarat

Current age 66 years 117 days

Major teams India, Bengal, Hertfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Saurashtra, Warwickshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Son - ND Doshi

Dilip Rasiklal Doshi
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 33 38 10 129 20 4.60 0 0 13 0 10 0
ODIs 15 5 2 9 5* 3.00 20 45.00 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 238 253 70 1442 44 7.87 0 0 62 0
List A 59 23 10 95 19* 7.30 0 0 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 33 55 9322 3502 114 6/102 8/103 30.71 2.25 81.7 4 6 0
ODIs 15 15 792 524 22 4/30 4/30 23.81 3.96 36.0 2 0 0
First-class 238 58712 23874 898 7/29 26.58 2.43 65.3 43 6
List A 59 3084 1935 75 5/24 5/24 25.80 3.76 41.1 3 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Chennai, Sep 11-16, 1979 scorecard
Last Test India v Pakistan at Bangalore, Sep 14-19, 1983 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 6, 1980 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v India at Multan, Dec 17, 1982 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1968-1986
List A span 1973-1983
Profile

Immaculate control of flight and turn made Dilip Doshi a much-respected left-arm spinner in English county cricket some time before he donned his country's colours. In another age, Doshi might have gone on to play 100 Tests for India. But like Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar before him, he was doomed to play out the bulk of his career in the immense shadow of Bishan Singh Bedi. An intelligent and patient bowler, Doshi was effective on even the most placid tracks. He played his first Test in 1979-80, when he was 32, and immediately became Kapil Dev's main foil in an emasculated attack. For the next three years, he was an ever-present figure, glasses gleaming, and reached 100 wickets in only 28 Tests (he and the legendary Australian legspinner Clarrie Grimmett are the only two to reach that landmark after making their debuts past 30). Doshi's uneasy relationship with Sunil Gavaskar - especially during the Pakistan tour of 1982-83 - was primarily responsible for his Test career running into a brick wall.
Dileep Premachandran

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Feb 15, 2009

Dilip Doshi and Sandeep Patil, illustration

Dilip Doshi and Sandeep Patil, illustration

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2005

Dilip Doshi

Dilip Doshi

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Jul 13, 1982

Dilip Doshi took five wickets in the match, England v India, The Oval, 3rd Test, 5th day, July 13, 1982

Dilip Doshi took five wickets in the match

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