Dilip Doshi

Country: India
Born: December 22, 1947, Rajkot, Gujarat
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Bowler

Dilip Doshi Bio

Dilip Rasiklal Doshi, commonly known as Dilip Doshi, was a highly respected left-arm spinner from India who made a significant impact on the world of cricket during his career. With his immaculate control of flight and turn, Doshi became a force to be reckoned with in the sport.

Born on May 20, 1947, in Rajkot, India, Doshi’s journey to cricketing success was far from conventional. Unlike many of his contemporaries who started their international careers in their early twenties, Doshi embarked on his Test career at the age of 32, when he made his debut against Australia in 1979-80. Despite his late start, he quickly demonstrated his worth and became an integral part of the Indian cricket team.

Doshi’s ability to extract turn and deceive batsmen on any pitch was a testament to his intelligence and patience as a bowler. His remarkable performance in English county cricket significantly contributed to his skill development and recognition on the international stage. Doshi represented Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire with great distinction, showcasing his talent and securing a reputation as one of the finest spinners in the English domestic circuit.

During his early Test career, Doshi played a pivotal role alongside the revered Kapil Dev, anchoring the Indian bowling attack and providing the team with a much-needed spin option. In just 28 Tests, he reached the remarkable milestone of 100 wickets, placing him in an elite group with the legendary Australian leg-spinner, Clarrie Grimmett, as the only players to achieve such a feat after debuting past the age of 30.

However, despite his undeniable talent and success, Doshi’s Test career encountered numerous challenges. One significant obstacle was his strained relationship with Sunil Gavaskar, the Indian cricketing legend. This discord, particularly witnessed during the Pakistan tour of 1982-83, ultimately hindered Doshi’s progress and led to a stagnation in his Test career.

Although his international career came to a standstill, Doshi continued playing domestic cricket with immense tenacity and resilience. With his unerring accuracy and exceptional control, he continued to bamboozle batsmen in domestic competitions. Doshi’s leadership qualities were also recognized as he captained Bengal in the Ranji Trophy, leaving a lasting mark on the team.

Beyond his cricketing prowess, Doshi also possessed a deep understanding of the game. After retiring from cricket, he pursued a career in coaching and mentoring young talents, passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of cricketers in India.

Today, Dilip Doshi’s contributions to the sport are widely recognized and respected. Although he may not have played as many Tests as he deserved due to the overshadowing presence of Bishan Singh Bedi, his impact on Indian cricket is undeniable. With his outstanding skill and dedication, Doshi will always be remembered as one of India’s finest left-arm spinners, leaving an indelible mark on the history of the sport.

Dilip Doshi Career Stats

Dilip Doshi Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 33 38 10 129 20 4.6 - - 0 0 13 0 10 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 5 2 9 5* 3 20 45 0 0 0 0 3 0
FC 238 253 70 1442 44 7.87 - - 0 0 - - 62 0
List A 59 23 10 95 19* 7.3 - - 0 0 - - 7 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Dilip Doshi Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 33 55 9322 3502 114 6/102 8/103 30.71 2.25 81.7 4 6 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 15 792 524 22 4/30 4/30 23.81 3.96 36 2 0 0
FC 238 - 58712 23874 898 7/29 - 26.58 2.43 65.3 - 43 6
List A 59 - 3084 1935 75 5/24 5/24 25.8 3.76 41.1 3 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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