Matches (21)
SL vs WI [W] (2)
T20 World Cup (6)
CE Cup (3)
T20 Blast (10)

Full Name

Rajesh Vithal Pawar


September 06, 1979, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra


44y 283d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role


When he made his first-class debut in 1996, aged 16, Rajesh Pawar was being touted as India's next great left-arm spin hope. He went on to lead the Mumbai Under-19 side and was part of the Indian U-19 squad at the 1998 junior World Cup, a side that comprised Mohammad Kaif and Harbhajan Singh. He was the revelation in the 1999-00 domestic season, grabbing 44 first-class wickets and coming close to national selection.

But he struggled to hold his place in a strong Mumbai line-up - comprising a formidable spin trio of Nilesh Kulkarni, Sairaj Bahutule and Ramesh Powar - and could manage only 30 wickets in his next three seasons. A move to neighbouring Baroda, with a little help from club-mate Zaheer Khan, allowed him to start afresh and despite a sluggish start, with only three wickets from four games in 2003-04, he's been a consistent performer over the last three seasons.
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan May 2007

Rajesh Pawar Career Stats


List A36-17191355393/383/3834.744.7244.0000

Batting & Fielding

List A361934328927.00389111.0503--140

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Photos of Rajesh Pawar

Rajesh Pawar celebrates after getting rid of SS Das
Rajesh Pawar bowls
Rajesh Pawar celebrates during his five-wicket haul
Rajesh Pawar appeals unsuccessfuly for the wicket of Tony Suji
Wasim Jaffer vomits as teammate Rajesh Pawar attends to him and captain Rahul Dravid looks on
Wasim Jaffer, one of four centurions in India's innings in the 2007 Mirpur Test, struggles with dehydration while batting