Kiran More

Country: India
Born: September 04, 1962, Baroda, Gujarat
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Kiran More Bio

Kiran Shankar More is a former Indian cricketer, known for his tenacity and competitive spirit. Born on September 4, 1962, in Baroda, Gujarat, More made a significant impact during his career as a wicketkeeper-batsman. With an impressive record of 130 dismissals and 1285 runs in 49 Tests, More left a lasting impression on the cricketing world.

More’s journey towards becoming India’s number one wicketkeeper was not an easy one. Understudies to Syed Kirmani during the West Indies tour in 1982-83 and the Australian tour in 1985-86, More patiently waited for his chance to shine. It finally arrived on the tour of England in 1986 when he grabbed the opportunity with both hands, taking 16 catches in just three Tests, solidifying his position as the country’s premier wicketkeeper.

Not only did More excel behind the stumps, but he also made valuable contributions with the bat. His aggressive approach and ability to remain calm under pressure often brought India closer to victory. One such memorable moment came during the 1992 World Cup match against Australia. More bravely swept two consecutive balls for fours off Tom Moody in the last over, bringing India within reach of an improbable victory. Despite a subsequent dismissal, More’s never-say-die attitude earned him respect and admiration from fans and opponents alike.

More created history in 1987-88 during a Test match against West Indies in Madras. During this match, he achieved the remarkable feat of five stumpings in a single innings, and six stumpings in a match, both of which remain Test records to this day. His impeccable skills and ability to react quickly behind the stumps ensured that he etched his name in cricketing folklore.

In 1990, More reached another milestone in his career when he was appointed as the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team during their tour of New Zealand. This recognition of his leadership qualities further solidified his position as a formidable player on the international stage.

Despite being left out from the Test side in 1994 in favor of Nayan Mongia, another talented cricketer from Baroda, More continued to grace domestic cricket for a few more seasons before transitioning to coaching. Today, he runs a successful cricket academy in his hometown, imparting his vast knowledge and experience to young cricketers eager to make their mark.

More’s expertise in the game also led to his appointment as the chairman of the national selection panel from 2003 to 2006, where he played a crucial role in shaping the Indian cricket team. Following his stint as a selector, he took on the role of an executive director with the Indian Cricket League (ICL).

Kiran Shankar More’s contribution to Indian cricket is undeniable. His passion for the game, determination, and unmatched skills as a wicketkeeper-batsman set him apart. With an illustrious career behind him, More continues to be an inspiration to aspiring cricketers and a respected figure in the cricketing fraternity.

Kiran More Career Stats

Kiran More Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 49 64 14 1285 73 25.7 - - 0 7 - 2 110 20
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 94 65 22 563 42* 13.09 808 69.67 0 0 - - 63 27
FC 151 204 36 5223 181* 31.08 - - 7 29 - - 303 63
List A 145 100 28 1151 82 15.98 - - 0 2 - - 97 41
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Kiran More Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 49 1 12 12 0 - - - 6 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 94 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 151 - 245 180 1 1/18 - 180 4.4 245 - 0 0
List A 145 - 24 20 1 1/14 1/14 20 5 24 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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