Matches (32)
IND v NZ (1)
SA v ENG (1)
ILT20 (3)
BBL (2)
WU19 WC (2)
BPL 2023 (4)
Ranji Trophy (17)
Super Smash (1)
ZIM v WI (1)

Full Name

Sunil Bandacharya Joshi

Born

June 06, 1970, Gadag, Karnataka

Age

52y 235d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Allrounder

Wisden Overview
A burning passion for cricket at a young age inspired Sunil Joshi to travel 40 miles to Hubli each morning for practice, and then return to his native town of Gadag in time for school. In 1995-96, his orthodox left-arm spin, delivered with the silkiest action seen since the days of Bishan Bedi, and some free-swinging lower-order batting took him to an unprecedented Ranji Trophy double of 500 runs and 50 wickets. It earned him a ticket to England with the Indian team, but a broken finger forced him to return home without bowling a ball on his Test debut. Joshi has had some champagne moments since, such as an astonishing spell of 10-6-6-5 spell in a one-dayer against South Africa, but it's been more a case of just maintaining par, and often slipping below it. Joshi has sometimes been criticised for being too slow through the air - and so too easy to hit over the top - and for not having the stomach for a battle. Rahul Bhattacharya

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test151923529220.7083442.200136470
ODI69451158461*17.1765389.43014717190
FC16022129512911826.71426880
List A1631172917296419.6405460
T2015957832*19.508690.69004130
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test152634511470415/1428/16935.852.5584.1110
ODI696733862509695/65/636.364.4449.0110
FC16038251154506157/2925.122.4262.1315
List A163816455931925/65/629.134.1142.5320
T201515283338132/112/1126.007.1621.7000
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Photos
Sunil Joshi and Rohit Sharma plot India's path to the 2022 T20 World Cup
Sunil Joshi, Harvinder Singh and Rajesh Chauhan at the BCCI headquarters
Chandika Hathurusingha has a chat with Sunil Joshi
The Karnataka State Cricket Association felicitated Sunil Joshi
Sunil Joshi at his retirement ceremony
Karnataka greats watch as Sunil Joshi is presented a book by his son