Dilip Vengsarkar

Dilip Vengsarkar
Full Name:Dilip Vengsarkar
Date of birth:06 / 04 / 1956
Role:Batsman
Batting style:Right-hand
Bowling style:Unknown

Career summary

- Dilip Vengsarkar is a right-handed specialist batsman and on a few occasions bowled right-arm medium.

- He was first noticed by the selectors when he scored 110 against top Indian bowlers Bedi and Prasanna while playing for Bombay against a Rest of India in the Irani Trophy.

- Dilip made his Test debut on the 1976 tour of New Zealand in January at Auckland, it wasn't the best start having only scored 13 runs in his two innings.

- In February, still on the New Zealand tour he made his One Day debut at Christchurch, again not the best start, but things where going to get better.

- He was in and out of the side till the 1977/78 tour of Australia, when he cemented his place as India's number 3 batsman where he would stay for the next 15 years.

- Dilip picked up 17 Test centuries in his career, eight of them coming in 16 Tests between 1986 to 1988.

- He will always be remembered for his three concecutive hundreds at Lord's against England, a feat no one has been able to repeat.

- He was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1987 after his impressive form.

- Dilip took over from Kapil Dev as India captain in 1987, but it was something he would want to forget, in his 10 games in charge he lost 5 times and only won twice.

- Dilip Vengsarkar retired from cricket in 1992 and now spends his time in Mumbai running the Elf cricket academy.

Test Matches

Batting
Career Span:1976-1992
Matches:116
Innings:185
Not Outs:19
Runs:6868
Highest Score:166
Average:42.13
50s:35
100s:17
Ducks:15
Pairs:0
Caught Out:120
Stumped Out:4
Bowling
Innings Bowled:5
Overs:7.5
Maidens:1
Runs Conceded:36
Wickets:0
5 Wicket Innings:0
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:0.0
Economy Rate:4.8
Best bowling in Innings:0/3

ODI Matches

Batting
Career Span:1976-1990
Matches:129
Innings:120
Not Outs:17
Runs:3508
Highest Score:105
Average:34.73
50s:23
100s:1
Ducks:7
Pairs:0
Caught Out:62
Stumped Out:1
Bowling
Innings Bowled:1
Overs:1.0
Maidens:0
Runs Conceded:4
Wickets:0
5 Wicket Innings:0
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:0.0
Economy Rate:4.0
Best bowling in Innings:0/4