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Syed Kirmani

India|Wicketkeeper Batter
Syed Kirmani
INTL CAREER: 1976 - 1986
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Full Name

Syed Mujtaba Hussein Kirmani


December 29, 1949, Madras (now Chennai)


73y 267d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position


Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Kirmani was the quietly efficient worker ant who replaced the flamboyant Farokh Engineer behind the stumps for India, and went on to become their greatest wicketkeeper. His 12-year stint at the top saw a sea-change in the way India played. The early part of Kirmani's career was spent keeping wicket to the famed spin quartet, never the easiest of tasks. After they faded away, he had to step back a few paces to deal with a seam attack spearheaded by Kapil Dev. It is testament to Kirmani's greatness as a keeper that he was able to perform both roles with distinction. A doughty batsman down the order, he scored two Test hundreds and baled India out on several occasions. He played a crucial role in India's triumph in the 1983 World Cup, contributing a flourish or two with the bat in addition to being immaculate behind the stumps.
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Syed Kirmani Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A8458238816425.17--03-5915


List A84-000-----000

Umpire & Referee

Syed Mujtaba Hussein Kirmani

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Debut/Last Matches of Syed Kirmani

Recent Matches of Syed Kirmani

India Snrs vs Pakistan Snr41c/0s30-Apr-2006LahoreOTHEROD
India Snrs vs Pakistan Snr--0c/0s27-Apr-2006SheikhupuraOTHEROD
South Zone vs North Zone12 & 13c/1s15-Jan-1992SuratFC
South Zone vs Central Zone261c/0s & 1c/2s08-Jan-1992WankhedeFC
Rest of Ind vs Haryana30 & 23c/0s & 0c/0s02-Oct-1991FaridabadFC

Photos of Syed Kirmani

Javagal Srinath, Syed Kirmani, Gundappa Viswanath, and Anil Kumble at the KSCA platinum jubilee celebrations
Yashpal Sharma, Sunil Gavaskar, Syed Kirmani and Roger Binny at a reunion of India's 1983 World Cup-winning squad at Lord's, on the 25th anniversary of the final
Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Syed Kirmani and Roger Binny present an autographed bat
Indian Veterans pose before a match
FedEx Cup 1999, Second OD: Syed Kirmani and Roger Binny
Syed Kirmani waits to collect the ball