Utpal Chatterjee

Country: India
Born: July 13, 1964, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Bowler

Utpal Chatterjee Bio

Utpal Subodh Chatterjee is an Indian cricket player who made a name for himself as a left-arm bowler. Despite facing initial criticism for his selection in the national side at the age of 30, Chatterjee proved his worth through his consistent performance.

Born on October 8, 1967, in Kolkata, West Bengal, Chatterjee grew up with a passion for cricket. He honed his skills playing at the local level and gradually caught the attention of selectors with his impressive performances. When he received his first opportunity to play in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs), many doubted whether he deserved the place, insisting that a younger player should have been given the chance instead.

However, Chatterjee was determined to prove his detractors wrong. Known for his ability to generate significant turn on helpful pitches, he began his ODI journey with a commendable performance against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. In his debut match, he took 1 wicket for 28 runs off ten overs, showcasing his bowling prowess.

Chatterjee’s real test came against Pakistan, where he further established his mettle by taking 2 wickets for 35 runs off eight overs. His victims in that match were none other than the formidable Moin Khan and Ghulam Ali. These performances demonstrated his ability to rise to any challenge and hold his own against top-class opposition.

Unfortunately, Chatterjee’s international career was short-lived. In the subsequent ODI against New Zealand, the batsmen mercilessly attacked him, causing him to concede 54 runs off just 8.5 overs. As a result, he was not given further opportunities to represent India at the highest level.

However, Chatterjee’s love for cricket and dedication to the sport did not wane. He continued playing for his state team, Bengal, and achieved remarkable success in the 1999-2000 season. During that campaign, he took a staggering 52 wickets in the prestigious Ranji Trophy, setting a new record for Bengal. This outstanding performance brought him closer to the remarkable milestone of 300 wickets in the competition.

Recognizing his immense cricketing knowledge and skills, Chatterjee was appointed as the coach of the Bengal team for the 2008-09 season. In this new role, he shared his expertise and experiences with the next generation of cricketers, helping them develop and shine on the field.

Despite not having a long international career, Utpal Chatterjee’s impact on Indian cricket remains significant. His determination, skill, and success at the state level make him an inspiration for aspiring cricketers. Even though his time in the national side may have been brief, his contributions to the game in his capacity as a player and coach have left an indelible mark on the sport in India.

Utpal Chatterjee Career Stats

Utpal Chatterjee Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 2 1 6 3* 6 30 20 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC 129 155 27 2699 120 21.08 - - 1 9 - - 84 0
List A 112 78 22 825 68 14.73 - - 0 1 - - 42 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Utpal Chatterjee Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 3 161 117 3 2/35 2/35 39 4.36 53.6 0 0 0
FC 129 - 34246 12554 504 8/54 - 24.9 2.19 67.9 - 32 8
List A 112 - 5786 3786 161 5/4 5/4 23.51 3.92 35.9 6 4 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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