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Syed Kirmani

India|Wicketkeeper Batter
Syed Kirmani
INTL CAREER: 1976 - 1986
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Full Name

Syed Mujtaba Hussein Kirmani

Born

December 29, 1949, Madras (now Chennai)

Age

72y 231d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

TEAMS

Kirmani was the quietly efficient worker ant who replaced the flamboyant Farokh Engineer behind the stumps for India, and went on to become their greatest wicketkeeper. His 12-year stint at the top saw a sea-change in the way India played. The early part of Kirmani's career was spent keeping wicket to the famed spin quartet, never the easiest of tasks. After they faded away, he had to step back a few paces to deal with a seam attack spearheaded by Kapil Dev. It is testament to Kirmani's greatness as a keeper that he was able to perform both roles with distinction. A doughty batsman down the order, he scored two Test hundreds and baled India out on several occasions. He played a crucial role in India's triumph in the 1983 World Cup, contributing a flourish or two with the bat in addition to being immaculate behind the stumps.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test8812422275910227.04212316038
ODI49311337348*20.7261660.5500279
FC27538364962016130.151338367112
List A8458238816425.17035915
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test883191311/91/913.004.1019.0000
ODI49------------
FC27517512611/9126.004.31175.000
List A84000-----000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
FC11
Syed Mujtaba Hussein Kirmani
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Javagal Srinath, Syed Kirmani, Gundappa Viswanath, and Anil Kumble at the KSCA platinum jubilee celebrations
Yashpal Sharma, Sunil Gavaskar, Syed Kirmani and Roger Binny at a reunion of India's 1983 World Cup-winning squad at Lord's, on the 25th anniversary of the final
Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Syed Kirmani and Roger Binny present an autographed bat
Indian Veterans pose before a match
FedEx Cup 1999, Second OD: Syed Kirmani and Roger Binny
Syed Kirmani waits to collect the ball