Full name Sadanand Viswanath
Born November 29, 1962, Bangalore, Karnataka
Current age 54 years 12 days
Major teams India, Karnataka
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 30-Sep 4, 1985 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v India at Kandy, Sep 14-19, 1985 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v England at Bangalore, Jan 20, 1985 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v West Indies at Ahmedabad, Jan 7, 1988 scorecard|
|First-class span||1980/81 - 1989/90|
|List A span||1982/83 - 1987/88|
As Syed Kirmani was nearing the end of his career in the mid-1980s, the search for a suitable successor started in real earnest. And among a bunch of likely contenders, Sadanand Viswanath surged ahead to take the wicketkeeper's spot in the World Championship of Cricket in 1985 and on the tour to Sri Lanka later that year. Unfortunately, apart for a handful few more ODIs, that remained the extent of his international career. Which was a pity for on his day, he could be brilliant.
Young and aggressive in his approach with a screaming appeal to boot, Viswanath typified the cricketer's outlook of the period. Unfortunately he could also be just flashy and inconsistent and his batting was not in keeping with the kind of consistent scores he made in domestic cricket. However even in his brief Test career he was responsible for a record - he took six catches against Sri Lanka
in his final Test to equal the Indian mark.
Stats highlights from the third day of the fourth Test between India and England in Mumbai, where Kohli completed 500 runs in the series.
Stats highlights of David Warner's knock in the third ODI against New Zealand
Stats highlights from the second day's play of the Mumbai Test between India and England
England have looked a spinner short in Mumbai, but it may be that there is no solution to their ills in India while Virat Kohli remains in such imperious form