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Hemang Badani
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Hemang Badani

India
Hemang Badani

INTL CAREER: 2000 - 2004

Full Name

Hemang Kamal Badani

Born

November 14, 1976, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu

Age

44y 180d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

TEAMS

Hemang Badani is a polished middle-order batsman and a sleek fielder whose two years in international cricket were characterised by a calm head and inconsistency. At 23, Badani came into an Indian one-day side in the throes of change post match-fixing, and instantly seemed prepared for the void left down the order by the absence of Ajay Jadeja. Upright, and given to scoring in the V, Badani proved adept at remaining not out, and his high point was a wonderfully paced hundred against Australia at Pune in 2001-02. Subsequently his form became patchy and he was edged out of the squad as other youngsters seized their day. Yet, a grinding hundred in the Ranji final of 2002-03, followed immediately by a good tour of England as vice-captain of the A team, meant he was in with a chance again. He came back for one game against Pakistan, before once again going back to riding the pine. Badani's Test career, which began inexplicably as an opener in Zimbabwe in 2001, stalled after a further three (ordinary) matches against Sri Lanka later that year. He last played for India during the tour of Pakistan in 2004 and was out in the wilderness again. He jeopardised his career by signing for the rebel Indian Cricket League in 2007, representing the Chennai Superstars. He accepted the BCCI's amnesty offer and quit the league in 2009, along with a host of other Indian players. He played for Rajasthan in the 2009-10 Vijay Hazare Trophy and bagged an IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings.
Rahul Bhattacharya January 2010

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test471943815.6624837.900011160
ODI40361086710033.34118073.47146810130
FC12116821675816445.971445840
List A148137324212111*40.11524600
T20181633354225.76281119.210030850
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4148170---2.12-000
ODI40918314931/71/749.664.8861.00000
FC12194260371/686.143.84134.5000
List A14814051186353/263/2633.885.0640.10000
T2018913214372/212/2120.426.5018.80000
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Photos


Hemang Badani acknowledges the applause on getting to fifty
Hemang Badani's unbeaten 51 took Chennai to 166
Hemang Badani's 50 off 37 balls went in vain as the Superstars lost by four runs
Hemang Badani guides the ball down the leg side
Hemang Badani scored a run-a-ball 15 for the Superstars
Hemang Badani