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Javagal Srinath
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Javagal Srinath

India|Bowler
Javagal Srinath

INTL CAREER: 1991 - 2003

Full Name

Javagal Srinath

Born

August 31, 1969, Mysore, Karnataka

Age

51y 337d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Other

Referee

TEAMS

Wisden overview
Arguably the nation's fastest-ever bowler, Javagal Srinath heralded a period of awakening for Indian pace bowling, after Kapil Dev's swing had fired popular imagination. And when he retired from international cricket of 11 years in 2003, Srinath was second only to Kapil in number of Test wickets by an Indian paceman.

On his day, Srinath was outstanding. With a strong shoulder action, he hit the pitch with force, and bowled mainly incutters and inswingers, though in the right conditions he could move it the other way. As much as the slips, Srinath brought into play the man at short leg. On the dustbowls of India, he learned to harness the power of the old ball off the seam rather than in the air, the finest demonstration of which was his 6 for 21 at Ahmedabad in 1996-97 to bowl out South Africa in the fourth innings.

Late in his career - perhaps later than should have been - Srinath added variations to his bowling, in particular using the leg-cutter and the slower delivery to good effect in one-day cricket. In these final years, he played big brother to India's rising seamers, and himself excelled in India's World Cup campaign, Srinath's last international outing. As a batsman, he provided chaotic entertainment, but only occasionally fulfilled his potential.

Srinath's weak points were his stamina and his fragility under pressure. He often gave the impression that he could have done more, but by the time he was finished he had, in many ways, done enough. (Rahul Bhattacharya)

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test671211510471962368/8613/13230.492.8564.008101
ODI2292271193588473155/235/2328.084.4437.80730
FC14728618140275339/7626.312.9453.60233
List A29014981106844075/235/2326.254.2736.80940
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test67922110097614.21203749.53041108220
ODI229121388835310.63110979.62016217320
FC1471913422767614.4907620
List A2901574711535310.4801490
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
Test5757
ODI227227
T20I8888
WT20I1616
List A33
T20172172
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Photos


The Karnataka gang: Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath and KL Rahul pose ahead of the match
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have a chat with with match referee Javagal Srinath
Match referee Javagal Srinath explains the dos and don'ts to MS Dhoni and Shreyas Iyer
Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath at the book launch of '281 And Beyond'
Match referee Javagal Srinath in conversation with Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha
Eoin Morgan tosses the coin, with Jason Holder calling correctly