Roger Binny

Country: India
Born: July 19, 1955, Bangalore, Karnataka
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Roger Binny Bio

Roger Michael Humphrey Binny, a versatile and talented cricket player from India, has made his mark in both Test cricket and the one-day game. With his exceptional skills, he has proven to be a valuable asset to the Indian team throughout his career. Known for his ability to rescue the team when in difficult situations, Binny has showcased his prowess both with the bat and ball.

One of Binny’s notable performances came in 1983 during a Test match against Pakistan in Bangalore. He scored an unbeaten 83 runs and formed a record-breaking 155-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Madan Lal, ultimately helping India secure victory. Additionally, his bowling skills also played a critical role in numerous triumphs. In 1986, Binny’s outstanding performance at Headingley, where he claimed seven wickets, led India to victory. Similarly, in 1987, his remarkable spell of 4 for 9 in 30 balls, resulting in his best Test figures of 6 for 56, pushed Pakistan to the brink of defeat at Calcutta.

Binny’s exceptional achievements weren’t limited to Test cricket; he also excelled in limited-overs cricket, specifically during the 1983 World Cup. Playing a crucial role in India’s victorious campaign, he took an impressive 18 wickets, setting a record for the competition at that time.

With a tall and muscular build, Binny possessed the ability to adapt to various positions on the batting lineup. He was equally adept at opening the innings or batting in the middle order. As a medium-pace bowler, he possessed the skill to swing the ball in both directions, making him particularly effective in English conditions. Additionally, Binny was known for his exceptional fielding abilities, making him a complete player in every aspect of the game.

Binny’s talent wasn’t limited to his performances on the field; he showcased his skills early in his career when he partnered with Sanjay Desai to establish an unbroken record-breaking opening stand of 451 runs in a Ranji Trophy game against Kerala in the 1977-78 season. Although his position in the Indian team fluctuated over the years, Binny consistently proved his value whenever given the opportunity.

Outside of his playing career, Binny also made significant contributions as a coach. He played a key role in the victory of the Indian Under-19 team in the 2000 World Cup in Sri Lanka, earning accolades for his coaching abilities. In 2007, Binny assumed the role of coach for Bengal, further exemplifying his dedication to the sport. Additionally, in September 2012, he was appointed as a national selector while also being involved in the management of the Karnataka State Cricket Association.

Roger Binny’s impact on Indian cricket extends beyond his remarkable performances on the field. His versatility, dedication, and contribution both as a player and coach have solidified his place as one of India’s cricketing legends.

Roger Binny Career Stats

Roger Binny Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 41 5 830 83* 23.05 - - 0 5 - 5 11 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 72 49 10 629 57 16.12 1046 60.13 0 1 - - 12 0
FC 136 215 22 6579 211* 34.08 - - 14 33 - - 91 0
List A 113 87 14 1038 69 14.21 - - 0 5 - - 25 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Roger Binny Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 27 38 2870 1534 47 6/56 8/101 32.63 3.2 61 0 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 72 67 2957 2260 77 4/29 4/29 29.35 4.58 38.4 3 0 0
FC 136 - 13695 7386 205 8/22 - 36.02 3.23 66.8 - 5 0
List A 113 - 5023 3769 122 4/29 4/29 30.89 4.5 41.1 3 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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