Krishnamachari Srikkanth is one of the greatest openers that World cricket has ever seen and he was the first Indian opener to play aggressively at the top of the order and smack the Bowlers to all parts, be it Test or ODIs and he inspired a whole new generation of opening batters from India. Check out here his profile stats and records.
Krishnamachari Srikkanth is a player who played for India 1981-1992 and in those 11 years he won the 1983 World Cup and the 1985 World Championship and he was a very important part of both these important wins in the history of Indian cricket. Kris Srikkanth is also one of the best characters Indian cricket has ever seen because his sense of humor is unlike anyone else I have seen and his Hindi is the best as he makes everyone around him smile.
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After his retirement Kris Srikkanth was actively involved with Indian cricket as he was the manager of the Indian team for a few times and also became the chief selector from 2008-2012 and under his chief selector tenure the Indian team won the 2011 World Cup after a gap of 28 years since winning the Last one in 1983 and perhaps he is the only person to be actively involved in both the wins. So with all that being said let’s look at his Profile Stats and Records.
His full name is Krishnamachari Srikkanth and he was born on 21st December 1959 at Madras in Tamil Nadu. He was inti cricket since the early years of his life and after proper training he was able to fulfill his dream of playing for India. He has a nickname which all his teammates and colleagues call him and that is Cheeks. He was a right handed aggressive opening batter for India and he could also bowl right arm medium pace as well as right arm off breaks when the team needed him to.
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He played international cricket for India from 1981-1992 in both Tests and ODIs and what a career he had. His first test match was on 27th November 1981 vs England and after 11 years of playing test cricket his last test match was on 1st February 1992 vs Australia. His ODI career started on 25th November 1981 vs England as well and his last ODI match was against South Africa on 15th March 1992. He was Test cap number 154 for India in test cricket.
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5 wickets in an innings
10 wickets in a match
Most Catches in a Test Innings – 5 Catches
10th Most Ducks in an ODI series- 3 Ducks
22nd Most nineties in ODI career – 5 90s in ODI career
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