Shivlal Yadav

Country: India
Born: January 26, 1957, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Bowler

Shivlal Yadav Bio

Nandlal Shivlal Yadav, commonly known as Shivlal Yadav, is a former Indian cricketer who left a lasting impact on the field with his offspin bowling. Despite facing the daunting task of replacing the legendary Indian spin quartet, Yadav successfully carved a niche for himself and cemented his place in the national team for almost a decade.

Yadav’s career began with a bang as he made his Test debut against Australia in 1979. In that series, he showcased remarkable skills by taking an impressive tally of 24 wickets in just five Tests. His outstanding performance led to the exclusion of another veteran spinner, Venkatraghavan, and solidified his position in the side. Yadav’s ability to flight the ball and his exceptional stamina made him a formidable force on the field. Although he didn’t possess a sharp turning delivery, his accuracy and composure made him a difficult bowler to face.

During the early 1980s, Yadav formed a successful spin trio alongside Ravi Shastri and Dilip Doshi. The trio played a pivotal role in stabilizing the Indian bowling attack. Yadav’s consistency and ability to contain runs brought reliability to the Indian team. After losing his place for a period, Yadav made a strong comeback against the West Indies in 1983-84 by picking up five wickets for 131 runs in the first innings of the fourth Test at Bombay.

While he may have been overshadowed by other spinners occasionally, Yadav’s skills shone brightly against Australia during the 1985-86 series. In the final Test at Sydney, he nearly bowled India to victory with an impressive match haul of eight wickets. Known for his endurance, he bowled an astonishing 95.3 overs in that match. Yadav continued his good form in the return series against Australia in India in 1986-87, and later that season recorded his best innings figures of five for 76 against Sri Lanka at Nagpur.

Yadav’s final series was against Pakistan, where he performed reasonably well. In his penultimate Test, he achieved a significant milestone by taking his 100th wicket. After retiring from professional cricket, Yadav became heavily involved in cricket administration in Hyderabad. His passion for the sport and his experience as a player led him to hold prominent positions in the cricketing community.

With his career spanning almost a decade, Yadav proved himself as a resilient and skilled offspinner. He may have faced initial comparisons to his illustrious predecessors, but his consistent performances and contributions to the Indian team set him apart. Yadav’s name will forever be cherished in Indian cricket history, and his legacy as a talented and dedicated cricketer continues to inspire future generations.

Shivlal Yadav Career Stats

Shivlal Yadav Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 35 40 12 403 43 14.39 - - 0 0 - 1 10 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 7 2 2 1 1* - 16 6.25 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC 112 114 32 1502 97* 18.31 - - 0 2 - - 53 0
List A 20 9 4 70 19 14 - - 0 0 - - 7 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Shivlal Yadav Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 35 61 8360 3580 102 5/76 8/118 35.09 2.56 81.9 8 3 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 7 7 330 228 8 2/18 2/18 28.5 4.14 41.2 0 0 0
FC 112 - 23846 10609 330 6/30 - 32.14 2.66 72.2 - 15 0
List A 20 - 1019 684 27 4/37 4/37 25.33 4.02 37.7 1 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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