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Narendra Hirwani
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Narendra Hirwani

India
Narendra Hirwani

INTL CAREER: 1988 - 1996

Full Name

Narendra Deepchand Hirwani

Born

October 18, 1968, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

Age

52y 362d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

relations

TEAMS

Narendra Hirwani started as a legspinner in Test cricket before Shane Warne made leg-spin fashionable again. His Test career started with an almighty bang when, as a bespectacled 19-year-old, he took 16 wickets on his debut, against West Indies at Madras in 1987-88. "He was aided, it must be stressed, by a deplorably under-prepared pitch," said Wisden's correspondent, Dicky Rutnagur. And though Hirwani took 20 further wickets in his next three Test appearances, his fortunes changed when he left the spin-friendly surfaces of India. The magic never quite returned, and the arrival of Anil Kumble sentenced him largely to domestic cricket. However, he was a stalwart on the domestic circuit, finishing with 723 wickets from 167 matches, over 400 of which came for his home state of Madhya Pradesh. In the 1996-97 season he played for Bengal, taking 29 wickets at 23.13. He retired in 2006, ending a 23-year first-class career, and was appointed to the national selection panel in 2008.
Cricinfo staff September 2008

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test17221254175.40006050
ODI1873842.002927.58000020
FC1671897511795910.3401490
List A703317121257.5600140
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test172842981987668/6116/13630.102.7765.10241
ODI1818960719234/434/4331.264.4941.70300
FC16742890198017328/5227.052.7758.505410
List A7035612561754/424/4234.144.3147.40400
Narendra Hirwani portrait
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
India Snrs vs Pakistan Snr1*2/6327-Feb-2007DelhiOTHER
India Snrs vs Pakistan Snr--3/6825-Feb-2007KozhikodeOTHER
India Snrs vs Pakistan Snr42/3223-Feb-2007UdaipurOTHER
M. Pradesh vs J + K63/65 & 0/2926-Dec-2005IndoreFC
M. Pradesh vs Kerala00/6117-Dec-2005IndoreFC

Photos


Narendra Hirwani, Portrait, 1999
Narendra Hirwani, Portrait, 2000
Narendra Hirwani, Portrait
Narendra Hirwani appealing
Narendra Hirwani bowls
Narendra Hirwani took 6 for 59