Sunil Bandacharya Joshi

Sunil Bandacharya Joshi

Born: 6 June 1969, Gadag
Major Teams: Karnataka, India.
Known As: Sunil Joshi
Batting Style: Left Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left Arm Orthodox


The only player to complete the double of 500 runs and 50 wickets in one season of the Ranji Trophy, Sunil Joshi is one of the many cricketers who have forced themsevles into the Indian side largely on the basis of their performances around the domestic circuit. A gutsy middle order who has now and then showed a penchant for all out attack in the limited overs game, and an orthdox left arm spinner who has good control over line and length and can really give the ball a healthy tweak, Joshi has been in and out of the national team for some years now.

However, to be fair to Joshi, he has never really enjoyed the confidence of the selectors. But he has it in him to be a match winner as he proved by his mesmeric figures of 10-6-6-5 against South Africa in the tri series game in Kenya at the start of the 1999-2000 season. Recently in the absence of Anil Kumble, he was pitchforked into the role of the side's leading spinner and rose to the occasion with an eight wicket haul in the one off Test against Bangladesh at Dhaka. For good measure, he also got 92 and just missed joining the ranks of Vinoo Mankad and Polly Umrigar as the only Indians to have got a hundred and taken five wickets in an innings in a Test. This has been the highlight of Joshi's chequered career. At the domestic level, he remains one of the stars and played a leading role in Karnataka's Ranji Trophy triumphs in the 90s.

Test Debut: India v England at Birmingham, 1st Test, 1996
Latest Test: India v Zimbabwe at Nagpur, 2nd Test, 2000/01

ODI Debut: India v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Singer World Series, 1996/97
Latest ODI: India v Australia at Pune, 2nd ODI, 2000/01

Career Statistics:

 (including 25/11/2000)
                      M    I  NO  Runs   HS     Ave     SR 100  50   Ct  St
Batting & Fielding   15   19   2   352   92   20.70  41.90   0   1    7   0

                       O      M     R    W    Ave   BBI   5 10    SR  Econ
Bowling              575.1  146  1470   41  35.85  5-142  1  0  84.1  2.55

 (including 28/03/2001)
                      M    I  NO  Runs   HS     Ave     SR 100  50   Ct  St
Batting & Fielding   69   45  11   584   61*  17.17  89.43   0   1   19   0

                       O      M     R    W    Ave   BBI  4w 5w    SR  Econ
Bowling              564.2   33  2509   69  36.36  5-6    1  1  49.0  4.44

 (1992/93 - 2000/01)
                      M    I  NO  Runs   HS     Ave 100  50   Ct  St
Batting & Fielding   83  111  19  2971  118   32.29   3  16   51   0

                      O       R    W    Ave   BBI    5  10    SR  Econ
Bowling            3179.4  8047  307  26.21  7-60   15   2  62.1  2.53

 (1993/94 - 2000/01)
                      M    I  NO  Runs   HS     Ave 100  50   Ct  St
Batting & Fielding  113   79  20  1065   61*  18.05   0   2   30   0

                      O       R    W    Ave   BBI   4w  5w    SR  Econ
Bowling             936.2  3903  117  33.35  5-6     1   1  48.0  4.16


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