Full Name

Madhavan Balan Pandit

Born

June 16, 1926, Koonammavu, Kerala

Died

June 05, 2013, Ernakulam, Kerala, (aged 86y 354d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

A wicketkeeper-batsman, Pandit began playing first-class cricket in 1946 and represented Kathiawar, Kerala and Travancore-Cochin. He was a wicketkeeper for Kathiawar in the match against Maharashtra, in December 1948, when Bhausaheb Nimbalkar scored an unbeaten 443 runs, the highest first-class score by an Indian batsman. In a Ranji Trophy match in 1959 against Andhra, his 14th for Kerala, Pandit scored an unbeaten 262, which was the record individual score for Kerala before Sreekumar Nair hit a triple century against Services in 2007. As a wicketkeeper, he completed 35 catches and three stumpings during his first-class career. As an administrator, Pandit was a member of India's junior selection committee and was also the chairman of Kerala's selection committee. He also served as vice-president of Kerala Cricket Association.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC468242317262*29.7056353
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAveSR5w10w
FC4657227553/14455.00114.4000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1946/47 - 1969/70