Sunil Bandacharya Joshi

India Sunil Bandacharya Joshi

Plays for India
Age 47 years 144 days
Born June 6, 1970, Gadag, Karnataka
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Slow left-arm orthodox
Wisden OverviewA burning passion for cricket at a young age inspired Sunil Joshi to travel 40 miles to Hubli each morning for practice, and then return to his native town of Gadag in time for school. In 1995-96, his orthodox left-arm spin, delivered with the silkiest action seen since the days of Bishan Bedi, and some free-swinging lower-order batting took him to an unprecedented Ranji Trophy double of 500 runs and 50 wickets. It earned him a ticket to England with the Indian team, but a broken finger forced him to return home without bowling a ball on his Test debut. Joshi has had some champagne moments since, such as an astonishing spell of 10-6-6-5 spell in a one-dayer against South Africa, but it's been more a case of just maintaining par, and often slipping below it. Joshi has sometimes been criticised for being too slow through the air - and so too easy to hit over the top - and for not having the stomach for a battle. Rahul Bhattacharya
Major Teams Affiliated With
India Bedfordshire Karnataka
Royal Challengers Bangalore

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 5 0 0 46 19.64 64 1729 29 117 163
firstClass 26 4 0 88 26.71 118 5129 29 221 160
ODIs 1 0 0 19 17 47 17.17 61* 584 11 45 69
tests 1 0 0 7 4 36 20.70 92 352 2 19 15

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 2 3 4.11 29.13 5/6 5/6 192 5593 8164 163
firstClass 5 31 2.42 25.12 7/29 615 15450 38251 160
ODIs 0 1 1 4.44 36.36 5/6 5/6 69 2509 3386 67 69
tests 0 1 1 2.55 35.85 8/169 5/142 41 1470 3451 26 15
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