Full Name

Sudhir Sakharam Naik

Born

February 21, 1945, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Age

76y 57d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

relations

(cousin)

TEAMS

A courageous right-hand opening batsman, Sudhir Naik went as one of the candidates for the opening batsman's slot on the 1974 tour of England. He did well in the first-class matches, scoring 730 runs (40.55) and forced his way into the team for the final Test at Edgbaston, but his preparations could hardly have been worse as he appeared in court and was fined for stealing socks from a London store. Out for 4 in the first innings, Naik batted in gritty fashion in a losing cause in the second innings to top-score with 77. Back home he played in two more Tests against West Indies but after scores of 48, 6, 0, 6 was discarded for good.

For Bombay, however, Naik did very well and in the Ranji Trophy he scored 2687 runs (40.10) with a highest score of 200 not out against Baroda in 1973-74. But perhaps Naik's biggest distinction was that he led Bombay to an unexpected Ranji Trophy triumph in 1970-71. It was a badly depleted side with the stars being away with the Indian team in the West Indies. But Naik making adroit use of the limited resources proved himself to be an astute captain.
Partab Ramchand

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3601417723.5001000
ODI220382019.006855.88003000
FC85139154376200*35.29727420
List A540802720.000000
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3------------
ODI2------------
FC851015231/017.3333.6000
List A5000-----000
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