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Salil Ankola      

Full name Salil Ashok Ankola

Born March 1, 1968, Sholapur, Maharashtra

Current age 52 years 234 days

Major teams India, Maharashtra, Mumbai

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Salil Ashok Ankola
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 6 6 6.00 11 54.54 0 0 1 0 0 0
ODIs 20 13 4 34 9 3.77 42 80.95 0 0 1 1 2 0
First-class 54 56 11 707 63 15.71 0 1 22 0
List A 75 42 14 325 43* 11.60 0 0 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 180 128 2 1/35 2/128 64.00 4.26 90.0 0 0 0
ODIs 20 20 807 615 13 3/33 3/33 47.30 4.57 62.0 0 0 0
First-class 54 8656 4585 181 6/47 25.33 3.17 47.8 8 0
List A 75 3329 2298 70 4/22 4/22 32.82 4.14 47.5 2 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Pakistan v India at Karachi, Nov 15-20, 1989 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v India at Gujranwala, Dec 18, 1989 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v India at Durban, Feb 13, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1988/89 - 1996/97
List A span 1988/89 - 1996/97
Profile

Ankola, a tall, good-looking and athletic fast bowler, made a dramatic debut for Bombay in 1988-89, grabbing a hat-trick and scoring 43 against Gujarat, and following up with a six-wicket haul against Baroda. He was almost immediately drafted into the Indian side, taking 6 for 77 in the tour-opener in Pakistan in 1989-90 and making his Test debut - against Pakistan at Karachi- where he took 2 for 128. But injuries - not helped by an extremely long run-up - took their toll and he didn't appear again in that series - in fact, the Karachi game was to be his only Test appearance. In 1990 he worked with Frank Tyson on remodelling his approach to the wicket, and returned with a shorter run, less pace but much-improved control. He returned to the Indian one-day side in 1993 but was again cast aside the following year, his place not helped by his reputation as a poor fielder. He was recalled to the side for the 1996 World Cup, and played in one subsequent series before again being dropped. Within a year, aged only 28, he had retired to pursue a career as an actor. He appeared in a TV serial - Sshh... Koi Hai as well as several film rolls. He subsequently turned his attention to film production.
Martin Williamson

Latest Photos

Apr 12, 2000

Salil Ankola, Mumbai, Portrait

Salil Ankola, Portrait

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Jan 16, 1999

FedEx Cup 1999, Third OD: Salil Ankola receiving most Reliable Player of the Match

FedEx Cup 1999, Third OD: Salil Ankola receiving most Reliable Player of the Match

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