Full Name

Jagdishlal Arun Lal

Born

August 01, 1955, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

Age

66y 88d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(uncle),

(cousin),

(father)

TEAMS

Arun Lal was not the most spontaneously gifted of cricketers but compensated with an abundance of blood, sweat and toil that marked him out from his peers for higher laurels. With his father, uncle, and cousin all having been top performers in the Ranji Trophy, Arun's cricketing pedigree was impeccable.

Although an underachiever at the highest level, he was a prodigious performer in domestic cricket and retired in fifth position in the all time Ranji run aggregates, with 6760 runs at 53.23. Having played six seasons for Delhi without unveiling his latent abilities, Arun made a strategic move to Bengal in 1980-81 which struck pay dirt. Summoned for a Test call-up against Sri Lanka in 1982 at the relatively late age of 27, he responded with 63 in his debut innings. Arun was not a conspicuous success on the tour of Pakistan which followed where many an experienced hand came a cropper against Imran Khan. Biding his time during the four years of exile that followed, he burst into a frenzy of activity in the 1986-87 season with identical scores of 287 in the Ranji pre-quarters and the Duleep semis. Rewarded with a Test place against Pakistan at his adopted home in Calcutta when Sunil Gavaskar refused to play there, Arun made a firm statement of purpose with two half centuries. After Sunny's retirement, followed a sequence of 11 successive Test appearances which began promisingly enough against the West Indies at home as he made his highest Test score of 93 at Calcutta. But his career ended limply against the same opposition away in 1989.

Arun Lal's last hurrah was in the 1989-90 Ranji season when Bengal won the title after 51 years, with his most important contribution being a knock of 189 that helped shut out Bombay in the quarters.
Sankhya Krishnan

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test162917299326.03060130
ODI13130122519.3823252.580110140
FC156240181042128746.9430431450
List A6564417349028.90012220
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1631670---2.62-000
ODI13------------
FC1561856931214/7944.333.0088.300
List A65699571143/383/3840.784.9049.9000
Arun Lal portrait
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1974/75 - 1995/96
List A Matches
Span
1977/78 - 1995/96

Photos


Arun Lal and Dav Whatmore: both 60+ and working in Indian domestic cricket
Arun Lal unveils the IPL trophy at a function in Kolkata
Rahul Dravid speaks to Arun Lal at the toss