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Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name: H.
    Batting Style: Right Handed
  • DOB: 3rd Jul 1980
    Bowling Style: Off break
  • TEAM:
  • India, Essex, India A, India Blue, India Green, Mumbai Indians, Punjab, North Zone (India)
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 103 145 23 2224 18.23 115 3432 64.8 2 9 277 42 42 0
ODIs 236 128 35 1237 13.3 49 1526 81.06 0 0 91 35 71 0
T20is 28 13 5 108 13.5 21 87 124.14 0 0 11 4 7 0
First Class 196 265 45 4242 19.28 115 5763 73.61 2 15 504 97 98 0
List A 334 194 53 2134 15.13 79* 2466 86.54 0 2 167 72 112 0
T20s 229 139 48 1390 15.27 78 1048 132.63 0 2 129 70 69 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 103 190 28580 870 13537 417 32.46 2.84 68.54 8/84 16 25 5
ODIs 236 227 12479 83 8973 269 33.36 4.31 46.39 5/31 2 3 0
T20is 28 27 612 5 633 25 25.32 6.21 24.48 4/12 1 0 0
First Class 196 340 47711 1562 22418 777 28.85 2.82 61.4 8/84 36 41 8
List A 334 324 17515 115 12678 393 32.26 4.34 44.57 5/31 5 4 0
T20s 229 218 4728 12 5262 204 25.79 6.68 23.18 5/18 3 1 0
PROFILE

Harbhajan Singh made his Test debut for India at age 18 against Australia in the Bangalore in 1998 but after rather ordinary returns, he was dropped in 1999. However, skipper Sourav Ganguly’s persistence and a shoulder surgery to Anil Kumble earned him a recall for the 2001 series against Australia and the rest is history. With 32 wickets in three Tests, the ‘Turbanator’ bamboozled the Aussies and handed India a famous come-from-behind series win. In the process, he became the first Indian to take a Test hat-trick and was also named the Indian Cricketer of the Year for 2001. After that, in partnership with Kumble and, at times, as the spin spearhead of the team, he has continued to torment the opposition for nearly a decade. His spectacular match haul of 8 wickets in the February 2010 Eden Gardens Test match against South Africa, where he managed to take the last wicket minutes minutes before the end of the game helped India retain the No. 1 status in Tests. He soon went on to become the 11th bowler in Test history to claim more than 400 wickets.  In one-dayers, his willingness to equally contain and attack the opposition and score quick runs lower down the order earned him a good reputation as he engineered quite a few famous wins. He was a part of India’s 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup-winning squads. A dwindling strike rate and the inability to even staunch the flow of runs and build pressure ushered him out of the Test squad in November 2011. With two Test centuries under his belt and having led Mumbai Indians to the Champions League title in 2011, he is eager to perform in first-class cricket and fight his way back into the national Test team.

  • Last Updated: 22nd Feb 2016
  • Author: Sidhanta Patnaik
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