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Sadanand Viswanath
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Sadanand Viswanath

India

INTL CAREER: 1985 - 1988

Full Name

Sadanand Viswanath

Born

November 29, 1962, Bangalore, Karnataka

Age

58y 199d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

As Syed Kirmani was nearing the end of his career in the mid-1980s, the search for a suitable successor started in real earnest. And among a bunch of likely contenders, Sadanand Viswanath surged ahead to take the wicketkeeper's spot in the World Championship of Cricket in 1985 and on the tour to Sri Lanka later that year. Unfortunately, apart for a handful few more ODIs, that remained the extent of his international career. Which was a pity for on his day, he could be brilliant.

Young and aggressive in his approach with a screaming appeal to boot, Viswanath typified the cricketer's outlook of the period. Unfortunately he could also be just flashy and inconsistent and his batting was not in keeping with the kind of consistent scores he made in domestic cricket. However even in his brief Test career he was responsible for a record - he took six catches against Sri Lanka in his final Test to equal the Indian mark.
Partab Ramchand

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test35031206.20000110
ODI221247223*9.0013951.790050177
FC7411411315810230.6612314534
List A483654245413.67023716
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3------------
ODI22------------
FC74000-----000
List A48000-----000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpire
WODI11
FC66
List A1414
T201010
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Photos


Former India wicketkeepers Vijay Yadav, Saba Karim and Sadanand Viswanath in conversation
Now: Sadanand Viswanath, the umpire
Back then: Sadanand Viswanath with a fan