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Sunil Joshi

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Karnataka
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
India
Born:
June 06, 1969, Gadag

Profile

With utmost passion and dedication towards cricket, Sunil Joshi battled the most extreme conditions to become an accomplished cricketer in his times.

The orthodox left-arm spinner came into an Indian team already comprised of a world class spinner in the form of Anil Kumble. Though, for most part of his career he played second fiddle to Jumbo. Joshi did manage to turn a few heads with his crafty spin and some clean hitting lower down the order, which took him to 500 runs and 50 wickets in his first-class career. An international call-up followed in the form of a Test debut against England on June 6, 1996, which was co-incidentally his birthday. It was a forgettable debut as a broken finger kept him away from bowling throughout the match. He ended up playing only 15 Tests, but was more active in the ODIs. His best bowling figures of 10-6-6-5 against South Africa was ranked 7th on the Wisden 100 bowling performances once upon a time.

Joshi's last bit of cricket came when he played for the franchise of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2008 and 2009 season of the IPL and was contracted till 2010. He then went to coach Hyderabad. However, it all came to an end in 2012, when the veteran announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, bringing down the curtains on a 16-year old glorious career.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 15 19 352 2 20.70 42.05 0 1 92
ODI 69 45 584 11 17.17 89.43 0 1 61*
IPL 4 2 6 0 3 42.85 0 0 3
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 15 26 3451 1470 41 5/142 / 35.85 2.55 1 1 0 6
ODI 69 67 3386 2509 69 5/6 / 36.36 4.44 1 1 0 29
IPL 4 4 55 82 1 1/27 / 82 8.94 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 7 0 2
ODI 19 0 6

Career

Span:
Test:
1996-2000
 
ODI:
1996-2001
 
IPL:
2008-2008
Test
Debut:
India Vs England at Edgbaston, Birmingham - Jun 06, 1996
Last played:
India Vs Zimbabwe at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur - Nov 25, 2000
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Zimbabwe at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo - Sep 01, 1996
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Nehru Stadium, Pune (Poona) - Mar 28, 2001
IPL
Debut:
Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kolkata Knight Riders at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Apr 18, 2008
Last played:
Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 30, 2008
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