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IND v ENG (1)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
BPL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
WI 4-Day (4)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Jacob Joseph Martin


May 11, 1972, Baroda, Gujarat


51y 289d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak Googly

Even though Jacob Martin did not exactly set the Yarra on fire on the tour of Australia in 1999-2000, he did give enough evidence in his batting style that, if encouraged, he could be a long-term prospect. In the first place, no can question Martin's insatiable appetite for runs. One of only half a dozen players in the history of the Ranji Trophy championship to get over 1000 runs in a season, Martin, thanks to his great deeds for Baroda during 1998-99, became a nationally known figure. He was one of those who forced their way into the Indian team by strong performances around the domestic circuit. But unlike some others who also made the grade on similar credentials, Martin showed that he was made of sterner stuff.

In addition to his hunger for runs, Martin has the right approach and an ideal temperament and has the makings of a solid middle-order batsman. He was perhaps a bit unfortunate in that he was run out so often in Australia, more often than not because of some superb work in the field. But as he showed while making 39 in a losing cause against Pakistan in the Carlton & United series, he has a wide range of strokes, coupled with impeccable timing and technique. He is one who should be judged not just on facts and figures, but on style and attitude.

Martin shifted allegiance to Railways in the 2002-03 domestic season before returning to represent Baroda for four more seasons. He announced his retirement in the middle of the 2007-08 season - a decision taken hastily after selection issues - but decided to revert his decision and return for the 2008-09 season.
Partab Ramchand (November 2007)

Jacob Martin Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A1019621294813339.30--320--372


List A101-37328392/152/1531.444.5541.4000

Umpire & Referee

List A33
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Recent Matches of Jacob Martin

Baroda vs Maharashtra2515-Dec-2009PuneFC
Baroda vs Saurashtra22 & 36*08-Dec-2009VadodaraFC
Baroda vs Karnataka29 & 3001-Dec-2009VadodaraFC
Baroda vs UP0 & 417-Nov-2009GhaziabadFC
Baroda vs Bengal46 & 5210-Nov-2009Eden GardensFC

Photos of Jacob Martin

Nasser Hussain with Jacob Martin - The Two Skippers
Jacob Martin with an off drive as Foster stands by
Martin and Agarkar await the third umpires' call
Martin being replaced by Sodhi after he was run out
Martin takes time to cool off with a bottle of water
Jacob Martin - Portrait