Was Kapil Dev a fast bowler?

Was Kapil Dev a fast bowler?

Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj (Pronunciation: [kəpiːl deːʋ]; born 6 January 1959) is a former Indian cricketer. He was a fast medium bowler and a hard hitting middle order batsman. He is honorary Lieutenant Colonel with the Indian Territorial Army. He led India to win its first Cricket World Cup title in 1983.

Was Kapil Dev a bowler or a batsman?

Kapil Dev, in full Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj, (born January 6, 1959, Chandigarh, India), Indian cricketer and the greatest pace bowler in his country’s history. He is the only cricketer to have scored over 5,000 runs and taken more than 400 wickets in Test (international match) cricket.

What was the bowling style of Kapil Dev?

Fast bowling
Swing bowling
Kapil Dev/Bowling styles

What are the achievements of Kapil Dev?

Arjuna Award for Cricket
Kapil Dev/Awards

How fast was Ian Botham?

Botham averaged 28.44 and had a strike rate of around 57. He also played 116 one-dayers in which he snared 145 wickets at an average of 28.54.

Who is the best all-rounder in the world?

List of top 10 best all rounder in the world of cricket

S.N Player Matches
1. Jacques Kallis 519
2. Sir Garry Sobers 94
3. Imran Khan 263
4. Ian Botham 218

Why was Kapil Dev removed from captaincy?

Notably, former India star all-rounder and match-winner Kapil Dev was axed from the side for the Test and the decision was hard to digest for many as he was in his prime form at that time. Apparently, Kapil was reprimanded for playing rash shots in the previous Test match in Delhi, which India lost.

How good is Kapil Dev?

Kapil Dev played 131 Tests, almost without a break, in a career spanning 16 years – an astonishing feat for a fast bowler. He also scored over 5200 runs and was an excellent outfielder. Take for instance Kapil Dev’s career best bowling performance against West Indies – 9 for 83 in the 1983 Ahmedabad Test.

What is the longest 6 ever hit?

The official record for the longest six in cricket history belongs to Australia’s Brett Lee, who crossed the rope by some 130-135 meters….Going, going, gone! The biggest six in cricket.

No. 1
Player Shahid Afridi
Team Pakistan
Distance (metres) 158m (unofficial)
Year 2013

How many first class matches did Kapil Dev play?

Kapil Dev represented the county Northamptonshire for the seasons 1981, 1982 and 1983 and later played for Worcestershire between 1984 and 1985 seasons. Kapil played a total of 40 first-class matches in his county stint and made 2,312 runs across 64 innings with four centuries and 14 half-centuries.

What was the score of Kapil Dev against Zimbabwe?

Without any official telecast of the match due to a BBC strike, Kapil strode out and tore apart the Zimbabwean bowling to hammer 175* off 138 balls – a lesson in counter-attacking cricket, and a lesson decades ahead of its time.

Which is two counties did Kapil Dev play for?

In a total of 275 first-class matches, Kapil Dev scored 11,356 runs and picked up 835 wickets. Apart from representing India at the highest level, the 1983 World Cup-winning captain has represented Haryana as well as the English county teams of Northamptonshire and Worcestershire. ‘Which two counties did Kapil Dev play for?’

When did Kapil Dev reach 100 wickets in Test cricket?

He came of age in the home series against Pakistan in 1979-80, where his all-round performances (32 wickets and 278 runs) helped India win 2 Tests. In the series, he became the youngest player to reach 100 wickets and 1000 runs in Test cricket.


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