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Salil Ankola
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Salil Ankola

India
Salil Ankola

INTL CAREER: 1989 - 1997

Full Name

Salil Ashok Ankola

Born

March 01, 1968, Sholapur, Maharashtra

Age

53y 73d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

TEAMS

Ankola, a tall, good-looking and athletic fast bowler, made a dramatic debut for Bombay in 1988-89, grabbing a hat-trick and scoring 43 against Gujarat, and following up with a six-wicket haul against Baroda. He was almost immediately drafted into the Indian side, taking 6 for 77 in the tour-opener in Pakistan in 1989-90 and making his Test debut - against Pakistan at Karachi- where he took 2 for 128. But injuries - not helped by an extremely long run-up - took their toll and he didn't appear again in that series - in fact, the Karachi game was to be his only Test appearance. In 1990 he worked with Frank Tyson on remodelling his approach to the wicket, and returned with a shorter run, less pace but much-improved control. He returned to the Indian one-day side in 1993 but was again cast aside the following year, his place not helped by his reputation as a poor fielder. He was recalled to the side for the 1996 World Cup, and played in one subsequent series before again being dropped. Within a year, aged only 28, he had retired to pursue a career as an actor. He appeared in a TV serial - Sshh... Koi Hai as well as several film rolls. He subsequently turned his attention to film production.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test110666.001154.54001000
ODI201343493.774280.95001120
FC5456117076315.7101220
List A75421432543*11.6000180
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1218012821/352/12864.004.2690.00000
ODI2020807615133/333/3347.304.5762.00000
FC54865645851816/4725.333.1747.8080
List A7533292298704/224/2232.824.1447.50200
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1988/89 - 1996/97
List A Matches
Span
1988/89 - 1996/97

Photos


Salil Ankola, Portrait
FedEx Cup 1999, Third OD: Salil Ankola receiving most Reliable Player of the Match