Sadagoppan Ramesh

Country: India
Born: October 13, 1975, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Sadagoppan Ramesh Bio

Sadagoppan Ramesh is a former Indian cricketer who made a significant impact during his time in the sport. Born on September 16, 1975, in Tamil Nadu, India, Ramesh quickly rose through the ranks due to his exceptional talent and hard work.

He caught the attention of the selectors after a series of outstanding performances with the India A team, culminating in a brilliant century against West Indies A. As a result, he was given the opportunity to represent the national senior side. Under the guidance of India A coach K Srikkanth, who strongly advocated for his inclusion, Ramesh made his debut in his hometown of Chennai against Pakistan in 1999.

Right from the start, Ramesh showcased two crucial qualities that every opening batsman should possess – courage and big-match temperament. He fearlessly faced formidable bowlers like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akthar, and spinners like Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed. Ramesh handled them all with equal felicity, producing consistent scores, including a couple of centuries.

His initial success propelled him to become a world-class opening batsman, as his Test average surpassed 50 in his first few matches. However, critics were quick to point out flaws in his footwork and technique. Detractors also questioned his ability to perform outside the subcontinent and against fast-paced Australian bowlers on bouncy pitches.

Eager to prove his critics wrong, Ramesh took up the challenge and demonstrated his ability to score runs in any conditions. While he may not have set the Yarra river on fire during his matches against Australia, he did enough to silence his detractors. However, despite his success, he struggled to convert good starts into big scores.

Following a decent series in Sri Lanka in 2001-02, where he consistently passed 30 but only managed to score one half-century out of six innings, Ramesh was unfortunately discarded from the national team. Despite his removal from international cricket, his contributions to Indian cricket were notable.

Overall, Sadagoppan Ramesh’s career was marked by standout performances, courage, and the ability to excel against top-class bowlers. His determination to succeed in all conditions showcases his dedication and skill as a cricketer. Though his time in international cricket was cut short, his impact will always be remembered.

Sadagoppan Ramesh Career Stats

Sadagoppan Ramesh Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 37 1 1367 143 37.97 2938 46.52 2 8 159 0 18 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 24 24 1 646 82 28.08 1092 59.15 0 6 70 1 3 0
FC 116 190 12 7696 187 43.23 - - 20 38 - - 85 0
List A 82 81 5 2475 105 32.56 - - 2 18 - - 24 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Sadagoppan Ramesh Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 19 3 54 43 0 - - - 4.77 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 24 3 36 38 1 1/23 1/23 38 6.33 36 0 0 0
FC 116 - 467 284 3 1/22 - 94.66 3.64 155.6 - 0 0
List A 82 - 127 101 10 5/31 5/31 10.1 4.77 12.7 0 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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