Matches (18)
IND v ENG (1)
WPL (1)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
BPL 2024 (2)
PSL 2024 (1)
WI 4-Day (4)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Javagal Srinath

Born

August 31, 1969, Mysore, Karnataka

Age

54y 176d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Other

Referee

Wisden overview
Arguably the nation's fastest-ever bowler, Javagal Srinath heralded a period of awakening for Indian pace bowling, after Kapil Dev's swing had fired popular imagination. And when he retired from international cricket of 11 years in 2003, Srinath was second only to Kapil in number of Test wickets by an Indian paceman.

On his day, Srinath was outstanding. With a strong shoulder action, he hit the pitch with force, and bowled mainly incutters and inswingers, though in the right conditions he could move it the other way. As much as the slips, Srinath brought into play the man at short leg. On the dustbowls of India, he learned to harness the power of the old ball off the seam rather than in the air, the finest demonstration of which was his 6 for 21 at Ahmedabad in 1996-97 to bowl out South Africa in the fourth innings.

Late in his career - perhaps later than should have been - Srinath added variations to his bowling, in particular using the leg-cutter and the slower delivery to good effect in one-day cricket. In these final years, he played big brother to India's rising seamers, and himself excelled in India's World Cup campaign, Srinath's last international outing. As a batsman, he provided chaotic entertainment, but only occasionally fulfilled his potential.

Srinath's weak points were his stamina and his fragility under pressure. He often gave the impression that he could have done more, but by the time he was finished he had, in many ways, done enough. (Rahul Bhattacharya)

Javagal Srinath Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests671211510471962368/8613/13230.492.8564.08101
ODIs2292271193588473155/235/2328.084.4437.8730
FC147-28618140275339/76-26.312.9453.6-233
List A290-14981106844075/235/2326.254.2736.8940

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests67922110097614.21203749.53041108220
ODIs229121388835310.63110979.62016217320
FC1471913422767614.49--07--620
List A2901574711535310.48--01--490

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatReferee
Tests7070
ODIs269269
T20Is126126
WT20Is1616
List A33
T20s208208
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Pat Cummins and Andrew McDonald have a word with match referee Javagal Srinath
Litton Das and Hashmatullah Shahidi with Match Referee Javagal Srinath at the toss
Match referee Javagal Srinath has a chat with Hardik Pandya as everyone waits for the field to dry
Rohit Sharma won the toss and asked Hardik Pandya to bat first
Hardik Pandya appears to be a fan of the no-look toss
Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field