Mark Ramprakash

Country: England
Born: September 05, 1969, Bushey, Hertfordshire
Height: 5ft 10in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Mark Ramprakash Bio

Mark Ravin Ramprakash is a name that is synonymous with rare talent and impeccable skill in the world of cricket. Hailing from England, Ramprakash has carved a niche for himself as a batsman of exceptional technique and intensity. Despite being hailed as one of the finest cricketers of his generation, Ramprakash’s career has been marred by unfulfilled potential and inconsistent selection policies.

Ramprakash burst onto the cricketing scene at the tender age of 17, capturing the attention of fans and experts alike with his exceptional abilities. He quickly rose through the ranks and captained the England Under-19 team, showcasing his natural leadership qualities.

However, the road to international success was a tumultuous one for Ramprakash. His international career can be divided into five distinct phases, each highlighting the challenges he faced due to England’s selection policies. Initially, Ramprakash displayed the potential of a true star, displaying an adhesive temperament that won him accolades. However, he soon found himself overshadowed and limited to stand-in roles, which impacted his confidence and performances.

Despite these setbacks, Ramprakash managed to establish himself as a solid achiever, consistently scoring runs for his team. An impressive average of 42 against Australia demonstrated his ability to perform under pressure against top-quality opposition. His stylish century against Australia at the Oval in 2001 was seen as a breakthrough moment, only to be followed by a decline in form during tours of India and New Zealand.

Throughout his career, Ramprakash has been lauded for his exceptional fielding skills, particularly at cover and bat-pad positions. His prowess in the field has seen him being recognized as a fielder of world-class standards. Additionally, his ability to score consistently for his domestic team Surrey has cemented his reputation as a county run-machine.

In 2006, Ramprakash experienced a resurgence in form that was reminiscent of the legendary Sir Donald Bradman. Scoring a staggering 2,278 runs and averaging over 100, he proved that he was head and shoulders above his peers at the county level. The following year, he achieved a milestone that very few cricketers have accomplished – reaching 100 first-class hundreds.

Off the cricket field, Ramprakash surprised his teammates and fans by participating in the reality TV show “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2006-2007. This experience allowed him to conquer his nerves and showcase his extroverted side, earning him accolades and a perfect score of 40 for his salsa performance in the final.

Despite his numerous achievements, Ramprakash’s international career has unfortunately been overshadowed by inconsistent selection policies and a lack of patience from team management. Nevertheless, his impact on the cricketing world is undeniable, and he will forever be remembered as a talented batsman and exceptional fielder.

As one of the finest cricketers to have donned the English jersey, Ramprakash’s legacy serves as a reminder of the obstacles that talented players sometimes face in their pursuit of greatness. His extraordinary career is a testament to his skill, dedication, and resilience, making him a true legend of the game.

Mark Ramprakash Career Stats

Mark Ramprakash Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 52 92 6 2350 154 27.32 6495 36.18 2 12 251 7 39 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 18 18 4 376 51 26.85 544 69.11 0 1 22 5 8 0
FC 461 764 93 35659 301* 53.14 - - 114 147 - - 261 0
List A 407 394 64 13273 147* 40.22 - - 17 85 - - 137 0
T20s 63 63 10 1719 85* 32.43 1375 125.01 0 13 146 60 21 0

Mark Ramprakash Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 52 25 895 477 4 1/2 1/2 119.25 3.19 223.7 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 18 5 132 108 4 3/28 3/28 27 4.9 33 0 0 0
FC 461 - 4177 2202 34 3/32 - 64.76 3.16 122.8 - 0 0
List A 407 - 1734 1354 46 5/38 5/38 29.43 4.68 37.6 0 1 0
T20s 63 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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