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Prakash Bhandari      

Full name Prakash Bhandari

Born November 27, 1935, Delhi

Current age 84 years 260 days

Major teams India, Bengal, Delhi

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 0 77 39 19.25 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 63 86 8 2552 227 32.71 4 11 50 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 2 78 39 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 63 8035 3446 122 7/54 28.24 2.57 65.8 7 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v India at Karachi, Feb 26-Mar 1, 1955 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Kolkata, Nov 2-6, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952/53 - 1970/71
Profile

As a teenager, Prakash Bhandari was an exciting prospect. A hard hitting right hand batsman and a more than useful off break bowler, Bhandari was a star at the university level. Not yet 20, he was picked for the tour of Pakistan in 1954-55 and made his debut in the final Test of the series. He then played against New Zealand at New Delhi in 1955-56 when coming in at No 8 he helped Nadkarni to add 73 runs for the seventh wicket, his share being a bright 39. He again played in one Test against Australia at Calcutta the following season without much success and was never picked after that.

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