C.S. Nayudu      

Full name Cottari Subbanna Nayudu

Born April 18, 1914, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Died November 22, 2002, Indore (aged 88 years 218 days)

Major teams India, Andhra, Baroda, Bengal, Central India, Central Provinces and Berar, Hindus, Holkar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Relation Brother - CK Nayudu

Cottari Subbanna Nayudu
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 11 19 3 147 36 9.18 0 0 2 3 0
First-class 174 267 25 5786 127 23.90 4 33 144 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 12 522 359 2 1/19 1/19 179.50 4.12 261.0 0 0 0
First-class 174 30961 17174 647 8/93 26.54 3.32 47.8 50 13
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Kolkata, Jan 5-8, 1934 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Kanpur, Jan 12-14, 1952 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1931/32 - 1960/61

Wisden Obituary
Nayudu, Cottari Subbanna, died in Indore on November 22, 2002, aged 88, after protracted respiratory and heart problems. His older brother, CK, was India's first Test captain and such was his renown and longevity as an allrounder that CS had to live in his shadow even though 18 years separated them. For all that, CS enjoyed a long and distinguished Ranji Trophy career between 1931-32 and 1961-62, in which time he played for Central Provinces and Berar, Central India, Baroda and Holkar before captaining Bengal and the three Pradeshes, Andhra, Uttar and Madhya. In 56 Trophy games he took 295 wickets at 23.49 bowling leg-breaks and googlies - an average of five a match - and scored 2,575 runs at 30.20. In 1942-43 he became the first to take 40 wickets in a Ranji Trophy season, in just four games for Baroda, while in the 1944-45 final, playing now for his brother's Holkar team against Bombay, he delivered a world-record 917 balls in the match. Figures of 6 for 153 and 5 for 275 brought another world record, for the most runs conceded in a match. His best figures were 8 for 93 in a 13-wicket haul for Baroda against Nawanagar in 1939-40, while his four hundreds included a highest of 127 for them against Rajputana in 1942-43.

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CS Nayudu, Shute Banerjee and Chandu Sarwate examine bats during a visit to Stuart Surridge's bat factory, 1946

CS Nayudu, Shute Banerjee and Chandu Sarwate examine bats during a visit to Stuart Surridge's bat factory

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The 1946 Indian touring squad: Back row L to R: Abdul Hafeez Kardar,- S.W. Sohoni; R.S. Modi; R.B. Nimbalkar,- V.S. Hazare; Vinoo Mankad- D.D.Hindlekar, Middle row, L to R: P. Gupta (manager); S. Banerjee; V.M. Merchant, Nawab of Pataudi; CS. Nayudu; Mushtaq Ali; Front row, L to R: S. G. Shinde; CT Sarwate; Gul Mohammed. The Oval, 1946

The 1946 Indian touring squad

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