Full Name

Balwinder Singh Sandhu


August 03, 1956, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra


67y 60d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role


A right-arm medium-pace bowler who could swing the ball both ways and a more than useful tailender, Balwinder Sandhu's international career lasted under two years. But this was a rather action-packed period. His debut against Pakistan was pretty eventful. Besides taking two quick wickets after which Mudassar Nazar and Javed Miandad ground the Indian bowling into the dust in running up a record partnership of 451, Sandhu, going in at No. 9, top scored with 71. He again was top scorer with 68 in the first Test against West Indies the following month. So far he had been less effective with the ball but in the helpful English conditions, he was quite a handful and emerged as one of the heroes of the World Cup triumph in 1983. His delivery that bowled Gordon Greenidge - the experienced batsman shouldered arms to a ball that came in sharply - is still talked about even today. It provided the much needed breakthrough the Indians needed in the final.

In the wake of his fine show in the World Cup, it came as a bit of a surprise that Sandhu's international career did not last very long. In 1983-84, he played in only one Test against West Indies without much success and was not considered thereafter though he played in a few more one-day internationals. His best bowling of 3 for 87 was against West Indies at Guyana.
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Balwinder Sandhu Career Stats


List A42-21781469363/273/2740.804.0460.5000

Batting & Fielding

List A4217815932*17.66--00-120

Umpire & Referee

BS Sandhu portrait

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Debut/Last Matches of Balwinder Sandhu

Recent Matches of Balwinder Sandhu

Bombay vs Rest of Ind4 & 142/61 & 0/6224-Oct-1985NagpurFC
West Zone vs South Zone61/45 & 0/2717-Oct-1985BengaluruFC
West Zone vs North Zone1*0/4611-Oct-1985ThiruvananthapuramFC
Bombay vs Baroda--0/84 & 4/4308-Jan-1985WankhedeFC
West Zone vs England XI01/99 & 0/2521-Nov-1984RajkotFC

Photos of Balwinder Sandhu

Clive Lloyd, Aravinda de Silva, Michael Bevan, Dilip Vengsarkar and Balwinder Sandhu with the World Cup
Sunil Gavaskar, Kris Srikkanth and others mess about at a felicitation ceremony
Balwinder Sandhu, Portrait
Balwinder Sandhu gets Gordon Greenidge, and thus begins the changing of the guard
India celebrate the win
The Indian team arrives at Heathrow for the 1983 World Cup: (back L to R) Dilip Vengsarkar, Kris Srikkanth, Yashpal Sharma, Balwinder Sandhu, Ravi Shastri, manager Man Singh, (from L to R) Roger Binny, Sunil Gavaskar, Syed Kirmani