Matches (21)
IPL (3)
Pakistan vs New Zealand (2)
PAK v WI [W] (1)
ACC Premier Cup (1)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
WT20 WC QLF (Warm-up) (5)

Full Name

Bhagwath Subramanya Chandrasekhar

Born

May 17, 1945, Mysore, Karnataka

Age

78y 340d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Bowler

For a nation starved of wins abroad, Chandra was a rare jewel: he was for long India's biggest match-winner overseas, with 42 wickets in five Tests. Batsmen didn't know quite what to expect from him and sometimes neither did Chandra himself, as he once admitted. An attack of polio in childhood left his right arm withered, but Chandra turned his handicap into an advantage. After a long, bouncing run-up, he delivered sharp googlies, spiteful topspinners and legbreaks at near medium-pace from the back of his hand with a whipping action. He could often be erratic, but no one among India's famed spin quartet was more likely to deliver an unplayable ball than Chandra. His 6 for 38 at The Oval in 1971 gave India their first series victory in England and he was instrumental in India's first win in Australia in 1978, taking 12 for 104 at Melbourne.
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Bhagwath Chandrasekhar Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests58971596371992428/7912/10429.742.7065.912162
ODIs11563633/363/3612.005.1418.6000
FC246-538172554710639/72-24.032.8450.6-7519
List A7-42031184/614/6138.874.4452.5000

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests588039167224.07--000250
ODIs1111111*-1384.6100-00
FC246244114600254.61--00-1070
List A7322514*25.00--00-10
Bhagwath Subramanya Chandrasekhar

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Recent Matches of Bhagwath Chandrasekhar

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
South Zone vs East Zone--2/14807-Dec-1979Eden GardensFC
India vs England0* & 0*0/11312-Jul-1979BirminghamTest # 851
Karnataka vs West Indians32/71 & 2/8410-Feb-1979AhmedabadFC
India vs West Indies--1/11702-Feb-1979KanpurTest # 845
India vs West Indies--2/33 & 2/3224-Jan-1979DelhiTest # 842

Debut/Last Matches of Bhagwath Chandrasekhar

FC Matches

Span
1963/64 - 1979/80

List A Matches

Span
1975/76 - 1977/78

Photos of Bhagwath Chandrasekhar

Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, Bishan Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna and Srinivas Venkataraghavan pose during a spinners' meet in Kolkata
Ashok Mankad and Dilip Vengsarkar celebrate India's Test win in Australia
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar bowls
Ajit Wadekar and BS Chandrasekhar celebrate India's win
Ajit Wadekar and BS Chandrasekhar celebrate India's win