Matches (12)
BAN v SL (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (2)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)

Full Name

Madan Lal Udhouram Sharma


March 20, 1951, Amritsar, Punjab


72y 351d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role




For many years, one of the leading utility players in the country, Madan Lal proved his value to the side both with his courageous middle-order batting and his nippy medium-pace bowling. He was useful both in Test cricket - as he proved while bowling India to victory over England at Bombay in 1981 or by rescuing the country by scoring a gallant 74 against Pakistan at Bangalore in 1983 - and in the one-day game - he was one of the heroes of the 1983 World Cup-winning side and earned his name by his spell of three quick wickets that broke the back of the West Indies batting in the final.

He was first picked for the 1974 tour of England based largely on some outstanding performances around the domestic circuit. He remained an integral part of the Indian team till the 1977-78 tour of Australia. Then for some inexplicable reason, he was out of the side till he was brought back for the series against England in 1981-82. He performed commendably, proving that he had received a raw deal from the selectors for three years, and was then a regular member of the team till 1985. Replaced by younger medium pacers, Madan Lal was brought back for two Tests in England in 1986 - he wasn't a member of the touring squad but was playing in league cricket - and again did well.

At the domestic level, Madan Lal was both a prolific run getter and regular wicket-taker, frequently rescuing his team from a bad start or by taking some quick wickets. His all round record in the Ranji Trophy - 5270 runs and 351 wickets - is one of the best in the national competition. After retirement, he kept in close touch with the game by becoming the coach of the A team and later the senior squad and then a national selector.
Partab Ramchand June 2008

Madan Lal Career Stats


List A111-545635941194/204/2030.203.9545.8200

Batting & Fielding

List A111712511716425.45--05-310
Madan Lal Udhouram Sharma

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Debut/Last Matches of Madan Lal

FC Matches

1968/69 - 1991

List A Matches

1973/74 - 1989/90

Recent Matches of Madan Lal

World XI vs West Indians9 & 161/25 & 0/2228-Aug-1991ScarboroughFC
Delhi vs Rest of Ind0 & 70/28 & 0/1703-Nov-1989WankhedeFC
North Zone vs West Zone1071/7621-Oct-1987BhilaiFC
North Zone vs South Zone2 & 92/45 & 0/2815-Oct-1987KanpurFC
North Zone vs East Zone91/5108-Oct-1987JodhpurFC

Photos of Madan Lal

Kirti Azad and Madan Lal protest against the DDCA
Members of the Indian Cricket Team selectors panel
North Zone selector Madan Lal relishes a snack
FedEx Cup 1999, Second OD: Madan Lal bowling to Henry Fotheringham
FedEx Cup 1999, Second OD: Madan Lal practising before the match
Madan Lal bowls Chris Smith for 6