Laxman Sivaramakrishnan      

Full name Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

Born December 31, 1965, Madras (now Chennai)

Current age 54 years 224 days

Major teams India, Baroda, Tamil Nadu

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 9 1 130 25 16.25 0 0 0 9 0
ODIs 16 4 2 5 2* 2.50 24 20.83 0 0 0 0 7 0
First-class 76 89 17 1802 130 25.02 5 3 60 0
List A 33 17 5 47 14 3.91 0 0 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 16 2367 1145 26 6/64 12/181 44.03 2.90 91.0 0 3 1
ODIs 16 16 756 538 15 3/35 3/35 35.86 4.26 50.4 0 0 0
First-class 76 10436 5928 154 7/28 38.49 3.40 67.7 6 1
List A 33 1438 1053 37 3/34 3/34 28.45 4.39 38.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v India at St John's, Apr 28-May 3, 1983 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 1986 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Pakistan at Melbourne, Feb 20, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI India v Zimbabwe at Mumbai, Oct 17, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981/82 - 1998/99
List A span 1982/83 - 1998/99
Profile

Perhaps the prime example in Indian cricket of talent going astray, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan's career seemed set to reach dizzy heights but within a couple of years, he was all washed up. A superb spell of 7 for 28 on his Ranji Trophy debut against Delhi in 1981-82 brought the slim, wiry legspinner into national prominence. Not yet 17, he was a member of the Indian team that went to Pakistan in 1982-83. At 17 years, 118 days he became the youngest Indian Test player against West Indies in Antigua later that season. He was not yet 19 when he won a Test match for India with 12 for 181 runs against England at Bombay in 1984-85 - by the end of the series he had 23 wickets and was adjudged man of the series. The icing on the cake came when he was in the Indian one-day squad that won the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985 - he played a leading part in that triumph.

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Sep 18, 2019

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Sanjay Manjrekar and Harsha Bhogle in a discussion, India v South Africa, 2nd T20I, Mohali, September 18, 2019

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Sanjay Manjrekar and Harsha Bhogle in a discussion

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May 29, 2016

The commentary team for the final poses with the IPL trophy, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, final, Bangalore, May 29, 2016

The commentary team for the final poses with the IPL trophy

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May 28, 2013

Ravi Shastri and L Sivaramakrishnan at the ICC Cricket Committee meeting at Lord's, London, May 28, 2013

Ravi Shastri and L Sivaramakrishnan at the ICC Cricket Committee meeting at Lord's

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