Full Name

Dilip Rasiklal Doshi

Born

December 22, 1947, Rajkot, Gujarat

Age

73y 308d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

relations

(son)

TEAMS

Immaculate control of flight and turn made Dilip Doshi a much-respected left-arm spinner in English county cricket some time before he donned his country's colours. In another age, Doshi might have gone on to play 100 Tests for India. But like Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar before him, he was doomed to play out the bulk of his career in the immense shadow of Bishan Singh Bedi. An intelligent and patient bowler, Doshi was effective on even the most placid tracks. He played his first Test in 1979-80, when he was 32, and immediately became Kapil Dev's main foil in an emasculated attack. For the next three years, he was an ever-present figure, glasses gleaming, and reached 100 wickets in only 28 Tests (he and the legendary Australian legspinner Clarrie Grimmett are the only two to reach that landmark after making their debuts past 30). Doshi's uneasy relationship with Sunil Gavaskar - especially during the Pakistan tour of 1982-83 - was primarily responsible for his Test career running into a brick wall.
Dileep Premachandran

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test333810129204.6000130100
ODI155295*3.002045.00000030
FC238253701442447.8700620
List A5923109519*7.300070
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3355932235021146/1028/10330.712.2581.7460
ODI1515792524224/304/3023.813.9636.0200
FC23858712238748987/2926.582.4365.3436
List A5930841935755/245/2425.803.7641.1310
Dilip Doshi
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Photos


Dilip Doshi and Sandeep Patil, illustration
Dilip Doshi
Dilip Doshi took five wickets in the match
Dilip Doshi
Dilip Doshi in action during the 1982 England tour
Dilip Doshi bowls