Full Name

Akash Lal

Born

October 06, 1940, Kapurthala, Punjab

Age

81y 265d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

RELATIONS

D Muni Lal

(father),

J Arun Lal

(cousin),

D Jagdish Lal

(uncle)

TEAMS

Akash Lal was an opening batsman who scored consistently in Indian domestic cricket throughout the 1960s, although his first-class career extended over almost two decades. In 1963-64 he really broke though, scoring his first two hundreds in a season which brought him 672 runs at 48.00, the beginning of a run of eight out of nine seasons in which he averaged more than 40. He began 1964-65 with a career-best 209 not out, and the following season was appointed as Delhi's captain, a role he held for three years. By 1966 he was being talked about as a possible India opener and he was given his chance when selected for Prime Minister's XI against the touring West Indies at Delhi in November 1966. He made 82 and 4 but it was generally believed he struggled against Garry Sobers' spin and that, allied to a dropped catch, did for his hopes. He finished his career playing for Punjab.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100sCtSt
FC94149145622209*41.6415550
Bowling
FormatMatRunsWktsBBIAve5w10w
FC9430362/2150.5000
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1957/58 - 1975/76