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Kapil Dev
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Kapil Dev

India
Kapil Dev

INTL CAREER: 1978 - 1994

Full Name

Kapildev Ramlal Nikhanj

Born

January 06, 1959, Chandigarh

Age

62y 130d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

Kapil Dev was the greatest pace bowler India has produced, and their greatest fast-bowling allrounder. If he had played at any other time - not when Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee were contemporaries - he would surely have been recognised as the best allrounder in the world. In any case he did enough to be voted India's Cricketer of the Century during 2002, ahead of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. His greatest feats were to lead India almost jauntily, and by his all-round example, to the 1983 World Cup, and to take the world-record aggregate of Test wickets from Hadlee. It was the stamina of the marathon runner that took him finally to 431 wickets and only a yard beyond. He might not have been quite the bowling equal of Imran, Hadlee or Botham at his best, and his strike rate was less than four wickets per Test, but he was still outstanding in his accuracy and ability to swing the ball, usually away from right-handers. And he could hit a ball even more brilliantly than he bowled it, with uncomplicated flair.

Kapil had a rather ordinary stint as India's coach for 10 months between October 1999 and August 2000. Att the height of the match-fixing allegation by Manoj Prabhakar - a charge that was subsequently dismissed - Kapil resigned as coach. Hurt by the betting controversy, he announced that he was leaving the game. However, he returned from a significantly quiet period when Wisden named him their Indian Cricketer of the Century. He won, and then returned to cricket as a bowling consultant and served as chairman of National Cricket Academy for two years. In May 2007, Kapil joined the breakaway Indian Cricket League, which led to his removal from the NCA.
Scyld Berry June 2008

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test13118415524816331.0582761640
ODI225198393783175*23.79397995.07114710
FC275384391135619332.9118561920
List A310270475481175*24.57223990
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test13122727740128674349/8311/14629.642.7863.9017232
ODI2252211120269452535/435/4327.453.7144.20310
FC27548853226268359/8327.0958.50393
List A3101494791613355/435/4327.3444.60320
Kapildev Ramlal Nikhanj
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1975/76 - 1993/94
List A Matches
Span
1977/78 - 1994/95

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Celebrasians vs Lashings XI270/1528-Jun-2007UxbridgeOTHEROD

Photos


Anshuman Gaekwad, Kapil Dev and Shanta Rangaswamy after a CAC meeting
Kapil Dev is all smiles
Kapil Dev arrives at an event
Allan Lamb takes evasive action as Kapil Dev cuts
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau join former India captains Mohammad Azharuddin and Kapil Dev at an event
 Kapil Dev poses with his wax statue at Madame Tussauds in Delhi