Sanjay Bangar

Country: India
Born: October 11, 1972, Bid, Maharashtra
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast

Sanjay Bangar Bio

Sanjay Bapusaheb Bangar, an Indian cricketer known for his determined approach, was born on October 11, 1972, in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. With his exceptional skills as an all-rounder, he became an integral part of Indian domestic cricket.

Throughout his career, Bangar exhibited immense dedication and played a crucial role in the success of the Indian Test team. In the 12 Tests he participated in, India did not face defeat, except for the last two Tests in New Zealand. Moreover, he contributed significantly to the team’s triumph with three extraordinary victories on foreign soil.

One of his most memorable performances was during the Headingley Test in 2002, where his excellent knock of 68 at the top of the batting order paved the way for the legendary trio of Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, and Sourav Ganguly to score centuries, leading India to victory. This innings remains etched in the memories of cricket enthusiasts.

Bangar’s achievements were not limited to international cricket alone. At the end of his two-decade long domestic career, he established himself as one of the most prolific all-rounders in first-class cricket. His commendable records include being one of only two cricketers, alongside Vijay Hazare, to achieve the feat of amassing 6,000 runs and taking 200 wickets in the prestigious Ranji Trophy. Additionally, he played a vital role in the Railways team’s transformation into a domestic powerhouse, leading them to three domestic titles.

After retiring from playing, Bangar channelled his passion for the sport into coaching. His coaching journey began as the head coach of the India A side and as a consultant at the BCCI’s National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Recognizing his immense knowledge and expertise, he was later appointed as the batting coach for the Indian national team after their Test series in England in 2014.

Continuing his coaching journey with the Indian team for five uninterrupted years, Bangar witnessed several significant milestones. He played a vital role in honing the skills of Indian cricket superstar, Virat Kohli, who achieved remarkable feats in Test and ODI cricket during this period. Under Bangar’s guidance, Rohit Sharma blossomed into an ODI behemoth, showcasing his remarkable talent on the international stage. Moreover, it was during this time that the Indian team achieved their first-ever Test series victory in Australia, securing a historic feat in their cricketing journey.

In addition to his national coaching commitments, Bangar served as the head coach of the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 season. Under his leadership, the team reached the IPL final, marking their best-ever result in the competition.

With his illustrious career as a player and coach, Sanjay Bangar’s contributions to Indian cricket will always be remembered. His determination, astute cricketing knowledge, and mentoring abilities have cemented his place in the annals of the sport. As a stalwart of the game, he continues to inspire young cricketers to strive for excellence and uphold the values of the sport.

Sanjay Bangar Career Stats

Sanjay Bangar Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 12 18 2 470 100* 29.37 1447 32.48 1 3 57 3 4 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 15 2 180 57* 13.84 239 75.31 0 1 14 3 4 0
FC 165 271 19 8349 212 33.13 - - 13 49 - - 143 0
List A 112 104 8 2560 139 26.66 - - 3 15 - - 31 0
T20s 33 28 3 381 67 15.24 306 124.5 0 2 35 17 6 0

Sanjay Bangar Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 12 14 762 343 7 2/23 2/23 49 2.7 108.8 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 14 442 384 7 2/39 2/39 54.85 5.21 63.1 0 0 0
FC 165 - 21837 9341 300 6/41 - 31.13 2.56 72.7 - 9 1
List A 112 - 4264 3533 92 4/35 4/35 38.4 4.97 46.3 3 0 0
T20s 33 30 578 709 31 5/16 5/16 22.87 7.35 18.6 0 1 0

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