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Syed Kirmani
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Syed Kirmani

India
Syed Kirmani

INTL CAREER: 1974 - 1986

Full Name

Syed Mujtaba Hussein Kirmani

Born

December 29, 1949, Madras (now Chennai)

Age

71y 130d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

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
Test883191311/91/913.004.1019.00000
ODI49------------
FC27517512611/9126.00175.0000
List A84000-----000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
FC11
Syed Kirmani portrait
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Recent Matches

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  • Referee
MATCHBATWKDATEGROUNDFORMAT
India Snrs vs Pakistan Snr41c/0s30-Apr-2006LahoreOTHEROD
India Snrs vs Pakistan Snr--0c/0s27-Apr-2006SheikhupuraOTHEROD

Photos


Javagal Srinath, Syed Kirmani, Gundappa Viswanath, and Anil Kumble at the KSCA platinum jubilee celebrations
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
The Indian team arrives at Heathrow for the 1983 World Cup