Full name Anil Dalpat Sonavaria
Born September 20, 1963, Karachi, Sind
Current age 52 years 313 days
Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan International Airlines
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Pakistan v England at Karachi, Mar 2-6, 1984 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Pakistan at Dunedin, Feb 9-14, 1985 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v England at Karachi, Mar 26, 1984 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v West Indies at Peshawar, Oct 17, 1986 scorecard|
|First-class span||1976/77 - 1989/90|
|List A span||1981/82 - 1990/91|
The first Hindu to play Test cricket for Pakistan, Anil Dalpat was one of several wicketkeepers given a chance after the retirement of Wasim Bari. On his debut, against England at Karachi in 1983-84, Dalpat kept well to the spin of Abdul Qadir as Pakistan won by three wickets. In his nine Tests, he made 25 dismissals and a highest score of 52 against New Zealand at Karachi in 1984-85. Dalpat is the first cousin of Danish Kaneria, who made his Test debut for Pakistan in the 2000-01 series against England. In 1983-84 Dalpat dismissed 67 batsmen, a Pakistan domestic record.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"