Matches (10)
AFG v IRE (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
WCL 2 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
PSL 2024 (1)
BPL 2024 (1)
WPL (1)
Durham in ZIM (1)

Full Name

Pankaj Dharmani


September 27, 1974, Delhi


49y 154d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position




Capable behind the stumps and in front of them, Pankaj Dharmani made his debut for Punjab in the 1992-93 Ranji Trophy final against Maharashtra. But he got to cement his place in the state side only during the 1994-95 season. He was selected to represent the Indian team for the Titan Cup in 1996 after consistent preformances both with the bat and behind the stumps. He failed in the single game he played but was picked for the tour of South Africa which followed as a batsman. He however did little of note in the limited opportunities he got and has been forgotten ever since.

Dharmani continued to be a regular in the state Ranji side and by now he was mainly a batsman. He not only showcased his ability to make runs, but also displayed the temperament to spend long hours at the crease and score heavily. In the 1999-2000 first class season, he scored 1194 runs in 13 matches. In the Ranji Trophy alone he aggregated 830 runs from 10 matches with scores of 70, 305 not out, 202 not out and 101. This included a run of 608 runs without being dismissed. In Punjab's 2007 Ranji Trophy season opener against Andhra, Dharmani became the highest overall run-scorer for his state in the competition. He was included in the Kings XI Punjab squad at the inaugural IPL.
Cricinfo staff March 2008

Pankaj Dharmani Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A1211062532129539.65--023--11327


List A121-390---18.00-000

Umpire & Referee

List A5656
Pankaj Dharmani

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Photos of Pankaj Dharmani

Pankaj Dharmani completed 7000 runs in the Ranji Trophy
Pankaj Dharmani and VVS Laxman shake hands after the match
Pankaj Dharmani was unbeaten on 52 at stumps
Pankaj Dharmani acknowledges the cheers after becoming the highest overall run-scorer for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy
Wicketkeeper MSK Prasad appeals in vain for an lbw decision against Pankaj Dharmani
Uday Kaul raises his bat upon reaching his century while Pankaj Dharmani looks on