Matches (15)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (2)
AFG v IRE (1)
NZ v AUS (1)
BPL 2024 (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Durham in ZIM (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
CWC Play-off (3)
QAT v HKG (1)

Full Name

Vinod Ganpat Kambli

Born

January 18, 1972, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Age

52y 41d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

Born and bred in Mumbai, Vinod Kambli's flashy strokeplay, flamboyant personality and fondness for gold jewellery were more West Indies than West India. A precocious talent, he was 17, and Sachin Tendulkar 16, when they put on a world-record unbroken 664-run partnership in a school match. Kambli started his Test career three years after Tendulkar, and three years after he had hit the first ball he received in the Ranji Trophy for six. But what a start it was: in his first seven Tests he racked up two double-centuries and two single ones. His footwork was dazzling against the spinners - he once smashed Shane Warne for 22 runs in an over - but he often got himself into a tangle against the short ball, and his flash to gully soon became a trademark. Kambli's problems were compounded by indiscipline and an obsession with the width of his bat-handle, which had nine grips on at one time. He made as many as nine comebacks into the one-day team, but played his last Test in 1995 before he had turned 24. He wasn't picked in the Indian ODI team after October 2000 and retired from international cricket in 2009. He announced his retirement from first-class cricket in 2011.
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Vinod Kambli Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests17211108422754.20182359.4643124670
ODIs1049721247710632.59344371.9421418720150
FC12918114996526259.67--3544--560
List A221204476476149*41.24--1135--500

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests17------------
ODIs10414711/71/77.0010.504.0000
FC129-777497102/15-49.703.8377.7-00
List A221-15615911/71/7159.006.11156.0000
Vinod Kambli portrait

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Test
ODI

Recent Matches of Vinod Kambli

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Mumbai vs M. Pradesh68 & 241/3 & 0/616-Nov-2004WankhedeFC
Mumbai vs Railways12/1507-Nov-2004DelhiFC
Mumbai vs Australians26--30-Sep-2004BrabourneFC
Mumbai vs Rest of Ind20 & 36--22-Sep-2004MohaliFC
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu55--26-Mar-2004ChennaiFC

Photos of Vinod Kambli

Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli pay their mentor Ramakant Achrekar a visit at his residence
Vinod Kambli celebrates his son Jesus' birthday with cancer-affected children
Vinod Kambli and Andrea Hewitt will get married on September 8
Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar on the eve of the Irani Trophy match
Kambli acknowledges his fine hundred
Kambli hugs Prasad while Ganguly is elated about the fall of a new Zealand wicket