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Shah Nyalchand
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Shah Nyalchand

India

INTL CAREER: 1952 - 1952

Full Name

Shah Nyalchand

Born

September 14, 1919, Dhrangadhra, Gujarat

Died

January 04, 1997, Junagadh, Gujarat, (aged 77y 112d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm medium

TEAMS

Shah Nyalchand, who died on January 3, 1997, aged 77, was a left-arm medium-pace bowler who had remarkable bowling figures in his only Test for India. He was chosen to play at Lucknow against Pakistan in their second official Test and, on a jute-matting pitch, bowled 64 overs and took three for 97. However, Nazar Mohammad carried his bat and Pakistan won by an innings. Nyalchand never played for India again. He remained a stalwart in the Ranji Trophy for more than two decades, making his debut for Western India in 1939-40, going on to play for Gujarat and then captaining Saurashtra. In the last match of the 1961-62 season against Baroda he took 11 for 64, including a hat-trick spanning both innings. Frank Worrell once called him the king of matting wickets.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test12176*7.0000000
FC579136420337.6300180
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test113849733/973/9732.331.51128.00000
FC571441953052357/3222.5761.30156
Shah Nyalchand
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1939/40 - 1963/64