Matches (22)
PSL 2024 (2)
IND v ENG (1)
CWC Play-off (6)
WI 4-Day (4)
Ranji Trophy (4)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
BPL 2024 (2)
WPL (1)

Full Name

Padmanabh Govind Joshi

Born

October 27, 1926, Baroda, Gujarat

Died

January 08, 1987, Pune, Maharashtra, (aged 60y 73d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Throughout nearly all of the '50s, `Nana' Joshi and Naren Tamhane battled it out for the stumper's slot in the Indian team. A flashy wicketkeeper, Joshi on his day could be brilliant but also had lapses of form. On his debut against against England in 1951-52 he had two catches and two stumpings in the first innings, which was to remain his best performance in a Test. He toured West Indies in 1953 and England in 1959. At home he played against England in 1951-52, Pakistan in 1952-53 and 1960-61, West Indies in 1958-59 and Australia in 1959-60. A useful late order batsman who frequently opened the batting for his state, Joshi and Ramakant Desai put on 149 runs for the ninth wicket against Pakistan in 1960-61, still the Indian record for that wicket. Joshi's score was 52 not out. Interestingly enough, this was his last Test. In a first class career spanning almost two decades, Joshi had 180 dismissals, 119 of them caught. He captained Maharashtra for several years.
Partab Ramchand October 2004

Nana Joshi Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
Tests1220120752*10.8901189
FC78111101724100*17.061812061

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests12------------
FC78-6130---13.00-000
Padmanabh Govind Joshi

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Test

Debut/Last Matches of Nana Joshi

Recent Matches of Nana Joshi

MatchBatWktDateGroundFormat
India vs Pakistan52*2c/1s & 0c/0s02-Dec-1960BrabourneTest # 497
India vs Australia15 & 81c/0s12-Dec-1959DelhiTest # 482
Indians vs Pearce's XI0 & 82c/0s & 0c/1s09-Sep-1959ScarboroughFC
Indians vs AER Gilligan14 & 9*4c/0s & 0c/1s02-Sep-1959HastingsFC
Indians vs Hampshire5 & 202c/1s & 0c/0s26-Aug-1959BournemouthFC