Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Sadanand Viswanath      

Full name Sadanand Viswanath
Born November 29, 1962, Bangalore, Karnataka
Current age 47 years 311 days
Major teams India, Karnataka
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Other Umpire
Batting and fielding averages
List A483654245413.67023716
Bowling averages
List A48------------
Career statistics
Test debutSri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 30-Sep 4, 1985 scorecard
Last TestSri Lanka v India at Kandy, Sep 14-19, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debutIndia v England at Bangalore, Jan 20, 1985 scorecard
Last ODIIndia v West Indies at Ahmedabad, Jan 7, 1988 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span1980/81 - 1989/90
List A span1982/83 - 1987/88
As Syed Kirmani was nearing the end of his career in the mid-1980s, the search for a suitable successor started in real earnest. And among a bunch of likely contenders, Sadanand Viswanath surged ahead to take the wicketkeeper's spot in the World Championship of Cricket in 1985 and on the tour to Sri Lanka later that year. Unfortunately, apart for a handful few more ODIs, that remained the extent of his international career. Which was a pity for on his day, he could be brilliant.
Young and aggressive in his approach with a screaming appeal to boot, Viswanath typified the cricketer's outlook of the period. Unfortunately he could also be just flashy and inconsistent and his batting was not in keeping with the kind of consistent scores he made in domestic cricket. However even in his brief Test career he was responsible for a record - he took six catches against Sri Lanka in his final Test to equal the Indian mark. 

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