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Lalchand Rajput
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Lalchand Rajput

India
Lalchand Rajput

INTL CAREER: 1985 - 1987

Full Name

Lalchand Sitaram Rajput

Born

December 18, 1961, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Age

59y 310d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

TEAMS

When Sunil Gavaskar indicated that he would like to bat lower down the order in the mid 1980s, the search was on for suitable opening batsmen. And on the basis of some sterling performances on the domestic circuit, Lalchand Rajput was the choice for the tour of Sri Lanka in 1985. Solid rather than spectacular, Rajput batted well on his Test debut scoring 32 and 61, adding 76 runs for the third wicket with Dilip Vengsarkar in the second innings. But after scores of 0 and 12 in the next Test he was replaced by Ravi Shastri and lost his place for good. After his playing days, he served as the joint honorary secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association and also took up coaching, which included successful stints with the Under-19 team. He was appointed cricket manager before India's successful campaign at the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa and held the position till the tour of Australia in 2007-08. He then took over as the coach of the Mumbai Indians in the inaugural IPL. However, he hit the headlines for the wrong reasons early in the tournament when he was fined 50% of his match fee for not restraining the captain Harbhajan Singh during his infamous altercation with Sreesanth.
Parab Ramchand and Cricinfo Staff (April 2008)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2401056126.2501010
ODI441983.003129.03000020
FC11018321798827549.302046790
List A61605196511535.72315210
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2------------
ODI4242420---6.00-000
FC11056962668595/3245.222.8196.5010
List A6118981399313/463/4645.124.4261.20000
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Photos


Captain Sean Williams and coach Lalchand Rajput have a chat
Donald Tiripano and Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput at training
Lalchand Rajput and Mickey Arthur in conversation
Lalchand Rajput speaks to the media
The six candidates being interviewed for the position of India coach
Lalchand Rajput has a chat with Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai