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Pen-sketches of World Cup-bound cricketers

india Updated: Feb 12, 2007 16:12 IST
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Following are the pen-sketches of the 15 Indian cricketers selected for the World Cup in the West Indies in March-April (career statistics include the India-Sri Lanka one-dayer in Rajkot Sunday):

Rahul Dravid (captain)

Born: January 11, 1973, Indore

Style: Right-handed bat and right-arm off-spinner

ODI debut: vs. Sri Lanka, Singer Cup, at Singapore, 1995-96

ODI record: Matches: 308, Runs: 9,978, Highest score: 153, Average: 39.91, 100s: 12, 50s: 76, Overs: 31, Wickets: 4, Average: 42.50, Best bowling: 2/43, Catches: 111

World Cup record: Matches: 19, Runs: 779, Average: 64.92, Highest score: 145, 100s: 2, 50s: 5, Catches 17 (15 as wicket-keeper). Stumping: 1

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (vice-captain)

Born: April 24, 1973, Bombay

Style: Right-handed bat and leg- and off-spinner

ODI debut: vs. Pakistan, 2nd match, at Gujranwala, 1989-90

ODI record: Matches: 380, Runs: 14,782, Highest score: 186 not out, Average: 44.26, 100s: 41, 50s: 76, Overs: 1,276.5, Wickets: 147, Average: 43.80, Best bowling: 5/43, Catches: 114

World Cup record: Matches 33, Runs 1,732, Average: 59.72, Highest score: 152, 100s: 4, 50s: 12, Overs: 104, Wickets: 6, Average: 78.17, Best bowling: 2/28, Catches 10

Virender Sehwag

Born: October 20, 1978, New Delhi

Style: Right-handed bat and right-arm off spinner

ODI debut: vs. Pakistan, Pepsi Cup, at Mohali, 1998-99

ODI record: Matches: 165, Runs: 4,775, Highest score: 130, Average: 31.21, 100s: 7, 50s: 24, Overs: 549.2, Wickets: 71, Average: 40.68, Best bowling: 3/25, Catches: 69

World Cup record: Matches 11, Runs 299, Average: 27.18, Highest score: 82, 50s: 2, Overs: 22, Wickets: 2, Average: 44.00, Best bowling: 1/3, Catches 8

Robin Uthappa

Born: November 11, 1985, Coorg, Karnataka

Style: Right-handed bat and right-arm pacer

ODI debut: vs. England, at Indore, 2006

ODI record: Matches: 7, Runs: 203, Average: 33.83, Highest score: 86, 50s: 2, Catches: 4

World Cup record: No appearances

Sourav Ganguly

Born: July 8, 1972, Calcutta

Style: Left-handed bat and right-arm pacer

ODI debut: vs. West Indies, World Series, at Brisbane, 1991-92

ODI record: Matches: 284, Runs: 10,364, Average: 40.96, Highest score: 183, 100s: 22, 50s: 63, Overs: 689.1, Wickets: 93, Average: 37.46, Best bowling: 5/16, Catches: 96

World Cup record: Matches: 18, Runs: 844, Average: 56.27, Highest score: 183, 100s: 4, 50s: 1, Overs: 58, Wickets: 9, Average: 31.44, Best bowling: 3/22, Catch: 1

Yuvraj Singh

Born: December 12, 1981, Chandigarh

Style: Left-handed bat and left-arm spinner

ODI debut: vs. Kenya ICC Knock-out, at Nairobi Gymkhana, Nairobi, 2000-01

ODI record: Matches: 161, Runs: 4,296, Highest score: 139, Average: 34.65, 100s: 7, 50s: 25, Overs: 324.1, Wickets: 42, Average: 37.86, Best bowling: 4/6, Catches: 54

World Cup record: Matches: 11, Runs: 240, Average: 34.29, Highest score: 58 not out, 50s: 2, Overs: 14.3, Wickets: 5, Average: 14.00, Best bowling: 4/6, Catch: 1

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Born: July 7, 1981, Ranchi

Style: Right-handed bat and wicket-keeper

ODI debut: vs Bangladesh, at Chittagong, 2004-05

ODI record: Matches: 64, Runs: 1,891, Average: 45.02, Highest score: 183 not out, 100s: 2, 50s: 11, Catches: 60, Stumpings: 12

World Cup record: No appearances

Dinesh Karthik

Born: June 1, 1985, Chennai

Style: Right-handed bat and wicket-keeper

ODI debut: vs. England, at Lord's, 2004

ODI record: Matches: 11, Runs: 145, Average: 20.71, Highest score: 63, 50s: 1, Catches: 10 (includes 2 as fielder), Stumping: 1

World Cup record: No appearances

Harbhajan Singh

Born: July 3, 1980, Jalandhar

Style: Right-handed bat and right-arm off spinner

ODI debut: vs. New Zealand, Coca-Cola Cup, Sharjah, 1997-98

ODI record: Matches: 145, Runs: 687, Average: 12.72, Highest score: 46, Overs: 1,296.1, Wickets: 168, Average: 31.84, Best bowling: 5/31, Catches: 41

World Cup record: Matches 10, Runs 58, Average: 14.50, Highest score: 28, Overs: 85.2, Wickets: 11, Average: 30.45, Best bowling: 2/28, Catches 2

Anil Kumble

Born: October 17, 1970, Bangalore

Style: Right-handed bat and leg-spinner

ODI debut: vs. Sri Lanka, Australasia Cup, at Sharjah, 1989-90

ODI record: Matches: 270, Runs: 938, Average: 10.54, Highest score: 26, Overs: 2,406.5, Wickets: 334, Average: 31.06, Best bowling: 6/12, Catches: 85

World Cup record: Matches: 17, Runs: 62, Average: 15.50, Highest score: 17, Overs: 164, Wickets: 28, Average: 23.93, Best bowling: 4/32, Catches: 14

Ajit Agarkar

Born: December 4, 1977, Bombay

Style: Right-handed bat and right-arm pacer

ODI debut: vs. Australia, Pepsi Series, at Kochi, 1997-98

ODI record: Matches: 178, Runs: 1,240, Average: 15.31, Highest score: 95, 50s: 3, Overs: 1,463.4, Wickets: 270, Average: 27.41, Best bowling: 6/42, Catches: 48

World Cup record: Matches: 3, Run: 1, Highest score: 1, Average: 1.00, Overs: 28, Wickets: 3, Average: 54.00, Best bowling: 1/35, Catch: 1

Zaheer Khan

Born: October 7, 1978, Shrirampur, Maharashtra

Style: Right-handed bat and left-arm pacer

ODI debut: vs. Kenya, ICC Knock-out, at Nairobi Gymkhana, 2000-01

ODI record: Matches: 115, Runs: 490, Average: 13.61, Highest score: 34 not out, Overs: 948.1, Wickets: 165, Average: 28.12, Best bowling: 4/19, Catches: 26

World Cup record: Matches: 11, Runs: 18, Highest score: 13 not out, Average: 4.50, Overs: 88.2, Wickets: 18, Average: 20.78, Best bowling: 4/42, Catches: 6

Irfan Pathan

Born: October 27, 1984, Vadodara

Style: Right-handed bat and left-arm pacer

ODI debut: vs. Australia, at Melbourne, 2004

ODI record: Matches: 73, Runs: 1,006, Average: 25.15, Highest score: 83, 50s: 5, Overs: 592.3, Wickets: 115, Average: 25.91, Best bowling: 5/27, Catches: 12

World Cup record: No appearances

Munaf Musa Patel

Born: July 12, 1983, Ikhar, GujaratStyle: Right-handed bat and right-arm pacer

ODI debut: vs. England, at Goa, 2006

ODI record: Matches: 16, Runs: 6, Highest score: 2 not out, Average: 3.00, Overs: 125.4, Wickets: 21, Average: 28.10, Best bowling: 4/49, Catch: 1

World Cup record: No appearances

Sreesanth

Born: February 6, 1983, Kothamangalam, Kerala

Style: Right-handed bat and right-arm pacer

ODI debut: vs. Sri Lanka, at Nagpur, 2005

ODI record: Matches: 26, Runs: 7, Average: 1.40, Highest score: 3, Overs: 211.3, Wickets: 34, Average: 35.82, Best bowling: 6/55, Catches: 2

World Cup record: No appearances

Gregory Stephen Chappell (coach)

Born: August 7, 1948, Unley, Adelaide

Style: Right-handed bat and right-arm pacer

ODI debut: vs. England, at Melbourne, 1971

ODI record: Matches: 74, Runs: 2,331, Average: 40.18, Highest score: 138*, 100s: 3, 50s: 14, Overs: 512.2, Wickets: 72, Average: 29.13, Best bowling: 5/15, Catches: 23

World Cup record: Matches: 5, Runs: 129, Average: 25.80, Highest score: 50, 50s: 1, Overs: 18, Wickets: 0, Catches: 3

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