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Kris Srikkanth
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Kris Srikkanth

India
Kris Srikkanth

INTL CAREER: 1981 - 1992

Full Name

Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Born

December 21, 1959, Madras (now Chennai)

Age

61y 300d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

TEAMS

In his time the Indiana Jones of Indian cricket, Srikkanth's batting style was entertaining, innovative and explosive. Indeed, his approach came as a whiff of fresh air and, not unexpectedly, he was a great crowd puller. A swashbuckling opening batsman cast in the Mushtaq Ali mould, Srikkanth could destroy the strongest and most fearsome attacks in the world by fearless pulling, hooking and driving. But there were times when he could be dismissed by some pretty ordinary bowling. Gifted with a good eye and super-quick reflexes, Srikkanth's buccaneering methods quickly caught the eye of the selectors and he made his international debut at 21. Consistency however was not his watchword and he was more out of than in the Indian team. But by the mid 80s, his attacking methods had acquired some discipline and he remained the regular opening batsman till 1989. Appointed captain for the tour of Pakistan that year he achieved a major triumph when the team drew all the four Tests. But the selectors pounced on his batting failures and he only made it back after two years in the wilderness. By this time he was over 30 and he did not have the reflexes of old. And when he was not selected for the South Zone team in 1993, Srikkanth, at 33, announced his retirement. If his Test record is impressive, given his sometimes outrageous batting style, he was a natural for the limited-overs game. At the time he quit the scene, Srikkanth had scored more runs and more centuries than any other Indian cricketer and he made them in double-quick time exasperating some of the finest and fastest bowlers in the game. He was one of the heroes of the World Cup triumph in 1983 and also played in the competition in 1987 and 1992. After leaving the game, Srikkanth has worked as a cricket analyst for various Indian news channels and in February 2008, was named the ambassador for the Chennai Super Kings franchise of the Indian Premier League. Later than year, he succeeded Dilip Vengsarkar as the chairman of India's first ever paid selection panel.
Partab Ramchand September 2008

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test43723206212329.8821219400
ODI1461454409112329.01570271.74427420
FC1342133734917234.991245930
List A1841835520912329.26532530
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test43162161140---3.16-000
ODI14633712641255/275/2725.645.4028.40020
FC13425331442293/1449.723.4187.3000
List A184961901315/275/2729.065.6231.00020
Krishnamachari Srikkanth
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Dean Jones, Ravi Shastri, Allan Border and Kris Srikanth were felicitated by the TNCA on the 30th anniversary of the second tied Test
Ex-India openers catch up - Kris Srikkanth with Sunil Gavaskar
Former India and Pakistan players were felicitated
Sunrisers Hyderabad's mentor Kris Srikkanth and coach Tom Moody
Kris Srikkanth speaks to the press
Kris Srikkanth watches the match at Eden Gardens