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Thirumalai Sekhar
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Thirumalai Sekhar

India
Thirumalai Sekhar

INTL CAREER: 1983 - 1985

Full Name

Thirumalai Ananthanpillai Sekhar

Born

March 28, 1956, Madras (now Chennai)

Age

65y 77d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Other

Administrator

TEAMS

A tall and well-built fast-medium bowler, Sekhar at his peak in the early 80s, was probably the fastest bowler in the country. But not having the benefit of a really good coach, his line and length could be erratic. He captured nine wickets in an innings against Kerala in the Ranji Trophy in 1982-83 and this, followed by some good performances in the Duleep Trophy brought him into national reckoning. Flown as a replacement for the injured Madan Lal, Sekhar played two Tests in Pakistan in 1982-83. He bowled with some hostility but had little luck and was, rather harshly, not considered for any more Tests. He played in a few one day internationals, the last against England in 1985 and briefly came back into the reckoning for the tour of West Indies in 1989 when he was called to attend the camp at Madras. By now however he had joined the MRF Pace Foundation, where he has been chief coach for several years, working with leading pace bowlers from across the world. He also served as the South Zone representative on the selection committee. He was later appointed manager of the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.
Partab Ramchand (April 2008)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test21100*-20.00000000
ODI4-----------00
FC4446114955814.1401190
List A19722474.800030
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test222041290---3.79-000
ODI4415612853/233/2325.604.9231.20000
FC44606636061309/5427.7346.6072
List A19864559173/183/1832.883.8850.80000
TA Sekar portrait
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1976/77 - 1989/90
List A Matches
Span
1981/82 - 1989/90

Photos


TA Sekhar at the 2015 IPL auction
Javagal Srinath and TA Sekhar at the launch of the Gatorade Pacers 2008
Former Test cricketer, fast bowling coach and national selector TA Sekhar talking to CricInfo
TAP Sekhar, Portrait