Full Name

Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari

Born

April 14, 1916, Mamandur, Madras

Died

October 09, 1993, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, (aged 77y 178d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

TEAMS

Wisden obituary
Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, who died on October 9, 1993, aged 77, was a fast bowler who played four Tests for India against Australia and West Indies. He took four for 141 in unpromising circumstances (at one stage Australia were 503 for three) on his debut at Adelaide in 1947-48. But his real moment of glory came at Delhi ten months later, in India's first home Test for 15 years: with the game hardly started, he dismissed Rae, Stollmeyer and Headley to leave the score 27 for three. However, West Indies went on to make 631, though Rangachari's final figures were still 5 for 107. He took no other Test wickets and the nine eventually cost him 54.77 each. After the Bombay Test that followed he was dropped, but played on for Madras for another five seasons. He was a police officer.


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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test46388*2.6600000
FC629331480607.7401420
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4484649395/1075/10754.773.4994.0110
FC621090851971997/3426.112.8554.8140
Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari
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