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

Full Name

Rajiv Ramesh Kulkarni

Born

September 25, 1962, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Age

61y 153d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Wisden Overview
In his early career the slightly-built Raju Kulkarni was something of a tearaway - his lack of control not being helped by a peculiar action in which his head lunged sideways at the point of delivery. But as he matured he cut down his pace and concentrated on swing off a little more than medium pace, preferably as a first-change bowler. He first hit the headlines when he took 8 for 111 for Bombay in the 1982-83 Ranji Trophy semi-final, and made his one-day debut the following December against West Indies. He visited Zimbabwe with the Indian youth side in 1984 but remained on the periphery of the national side, although he toured Australia in 1985-86 where he made three more ODI appearances. His Test debut came in 1986-87 against Australia at Bombay - Kulkarni wasn't originally picked but received a call on the morning of the match telling him to rush to the ground. He took a creditable 3 for 85 on a pitch which was designed to aid spin. He made two more Test appearances against Pakistan later that winter with meagre results and he drifted out of consideration. He continued to perform admirably for Bombay and was included in the Indian squad for the 1990 Asia Cup but didn't play - thereafter he concentrated more on his sports equipment business.
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Raju Kulkarni Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests320221.00--000010
ODIs1053331516.503984.61003020
FC79771113969721.15--08--250
List A422391402610.00--00--80

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests3636622753/853/11445.403.7273.2000
ODIs1010444345103/423/4234.504.6644.4000
FC79-1232076552328/111-32.993.7253.1-120
List A42-19981412565/305/3025.214.2435.6110
Rajiv Ramesh Kulkarni

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Test
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Debut/Last Matches of Raju Kulkarni

Recent Matches of Raju Kulkarni

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
West Zone vs East Zone04/27 & 0/1915-Jan-1992WankhedeFC
Bombay vs Haryana0 & 41/81 & 1/5003-May-1991WankhedeFC
Bombay vs Hyderabad34*4/11324-Apr-1991WankhedeFC
West Zone vs North Zone02/134 & 0/2225-Jan-1991JamshedpurFC
West Zone vs South Zone692/10818-Jan-1991RourkelaFC

Photos of Raju Kulkarni

N Wright reverse sweeping Raju Kulkarni