Karsan Ghavri

Country: India
Born: February 28, 1951, Rajkot, Gujarat
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Karsan Ghavri Bio

Karsan Devjibhai Ghavri, one of the most versatile cricketers to emerge from India, made significant contributions to the Indian cricket team during his playing career. Known for his ability to swing the ball and his effective use of the bouncer, Ghavri proved to be a formidable opponent for batsmen. Additionally, he showcased his skills as a capable batsman, often playing crucial innings to rescue his team from difficult situations.

Karsan Ghavri made his debut in Test cricket against the West Indies during the 1974-75 series. Although his long run-up was unusual for someone of his pace, he managed to trouble batsmen with his left-arm medium pace and slower deliveries. Unfortunately, he missed the chance to tour New Zealand and the West Indies in the following season due to ill luck. However, he returned to the Indian team during the 1976-77 series against New Zealand and England and became a regular member until 1981.

The highlight of Ghavri’s career came during the 1977-78 series in Australia. In the final Test at Adelaide, he exhibited an exceptional all-round display by scoring 64 runs and taking seven wickets in the match. His impressive performance continued during the 1978-79 series against the West Indies, where he claimed a total of 27 wickets. The following season, he achieved his highest Test score of 86 runs against Australia in Bombay. During this innings, he partnered with Syed Kirmani to set a record eighth-wicket stand of 127 runs.

Ghavri displayed his fighting spirit during the series against Pakistan, rescuing India from a precarious position of 69 for 8 by scoring an unbeaten 45 runs in Kanpur. In the final Test at Calcutta, he once again played a vital innings of 37 not out to help India avoid defeat. His final tour was in Australia, where he showcased his skills by taking 5 for 107 in Australia’s only innings at Sydney. In the third and final Test at Melbourne, Ghavri played a crucial role in dismissing Dyson and Greg Chappell with successive deliveries.

Karsan Ghavri’s cricketing journey began during his time with the Indian schools team’s tour of Australia in 1968-69. He also represented India in the World Cup tournaments held in 1975 and 1979, further contributing to India’s cricketing legacy.

Throughout his career, Ghavri’s ability to swing the ball and his utility as a player made him an invaluable asset to the Indian cricket team. His consistent performances with both bat and ball displayed his determination and commitment to the game. Karsan Devjibhai Ghavri will forever be remembered as a skillful all-rounder who left an indelible mark on Indian cricket.

Karsan Ghavri Career Stats

Karsan Ghavri Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 39 57 14 913 86 21.23 - - 0 2 - 7 16 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 19 16 6 114 20 11.4 194 58.76 0 0 - - 2 0
FC 159 205 48 4500 102 28.66 - - 1 24 - - 59 0
List A 43 30 9 228 20 10.85 - - 0 0 - - 6 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Karsan Ghavri Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 39 69 7036 3656 109 5/33 7/120 33.54 3.11 64.5 5 4 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 19 19 1033 708 15 3/40 3/40 47.2 4.11 68.8 0 0 0
FC 159 - 25785 13117 452 7/34 - 29.01 3.05 57 - 20 2
List A 43 - 2490 1481 47 6/24 6/24 31.51 3.56 52.9 0 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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