Full Name

Rajesh Kumar Chauhan

Born

December 19, 1966, Ranchi, Bihar

Age

55y 157d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

On his Test recall after doubts had been expressed about his action, offspinner Rajesh Chauhan was unlucky enough to run into Sri Lanka's high-scoring batsmen on a placid pitch at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo in 1997-98, when his 78 overs cost 276 runs. He took only a single wicket as the hosts amassed 952 for 6 declared, the highest score in Test cricket. As India's captain said in the Wisden Almanack, "It was a terrible toss to win." Continuing doubts about the legality of his action combined with mediocre performances led to him dropping out of contention for the Indian side.
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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test213447491857474/487/10739.512.34101.0100
ODI353416341216293/293/2941.934.4656.3000
FC9925300102903187/3932.352.4479.5194
List A99500432051014/234/2331.733.8449.5100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2117398237.0034828.1600103120
ODI351851323210.1517177.190054100
FC99131281957100*19.0015770
List A9964176505513.8201380
Rajesh Chauhan portrait, December 11, 1997
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Test
ODI
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1988/89 - 2000/01
List A Matches
Span
1991/92 - 1999/00
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
India Snrs vs Pakistan Snr91/4827-Feb-2007DelhiOTHER
India Snrs vs Pakistan Snr--0/2125-Feb-2007KozhikodeOTHER
India Snrs vs Pakistan Snr22*2/3223-Feb-2007UdaipurOTHER
Photos
Sunil Joshi, Harvinder Singh and Rajesh Chauhan at the BCCI headquarters
Rajesh Chauhan, the former India offspinner, oversees a practice session
Rajesh Chauhan shouts out instructions during practice
England v India, 11 Dec 1997: Fleming dismisses Chauhan to end the game
England v India, 11 Dec 1997: Fleming celebrates as Chauhan is bowled
Rajesh Chauhan portrait, December 11, 1997