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Sameer Dighe
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Sameer Dighe

India
Sameer Dighe

INTL CAREER: 2000 - 2001

Full Name

Sameer Sudhakar Dighe

Born

October 08, 1968, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Age

52y 252d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

Sameer Dighe's selection to the national team was a controversial one. At 31, Dighe had all but given up hopes of a career in cricket and was studying in the USA when the call came. Shortly after the Indian team's departure to Australia in the 1999-2000 season, Dighe was picked to don the gloves in the one-dayers. In the limited-overs games he played, Dighe bagged seven catches and one stumping in eight matches. In one game against Pakistan, Dighe shone with four catches. However, it was not until Australia toured India in 2000-01 that Dighe got his first taste of Test cricket. Playing the decisive third and final Test against Australia at Chennai, Dighe had an ordinary time behind the wickets. However, with the Test winding to an exciting climax, Dighe found himself at the crease with the tail on the final day. Batting through a tense session that saw Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie steaming down, Dighe made a courageous unbeaten 22 as India recorded a historic 2-1 series win. At the preparatory camp for the Indian tour of Zimbabwe, Indian captain Sourav Ganguly remarked that Dighe would be India's first choice wicketkeeper. The skipper stayed true to his word and Dighe was picked as stumper for the Tests and one-dayers in Zimbabwe in mid 2001. Without being spectacular, Dighe performed his duties satisfactorily keeper and batsman. Promoted to open the innings in the second innings of the second Test at Harare, Dighe managed just 4. However, his ability with the bat came to the fore in the final of the Coca-Cola Cup in Zimbabwe, when the Mumbaikar slammed an unbeaten 94 in a losing cause against the West Indies. This is the highest score by a specialist keeper for India in One-Dayers and has earned Dighe the mantle of first choice keeper for the tour of Sri Lanka in July-August 2001.
Anand Vasu

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test61011414715.6636838.3100190122
ODI2317625694*23.2742160.8001112195
FC8312515395815335.98101924335
List A1077716137994*22.600812140
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test6------------
ODI23------------
FC8324130---3.25-000
List A107000-----000
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Photos


Former India cricketers Sameer Dighe and Diana Edulji  and Mumbai dabbawalas pose with the World T20 trophies
Sameer Dighe
Irfan Ahmed bowls under the watchful eye of coach Sameer Dighe at the Marrara Sports Complex, Darwin
Sameer Dighe will coach the Hong Kong side at the WCL Div 3 tournament in Darwin
Sameer Dighe is the toast of the team as the Indians celebrate
Sri Lankans celebrate the dismissal of Sameer Dighe