Jacob Martin

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Jacob Martin
Personal information
Full nameJacob Joseph Martin
Born (1972-05-11) 11 May 1972 (age 47)
Vadodara, Gujarat, India
BattingRight-handed Batsman
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
Matches 10 138 101
Runs scored 158 9192 2948
Batting average 22.57 46.65 39.30
100s/50s -/- 23/47 3/20
Top score 39 271 133
Balls bowled 618 373
Wickets 10 9
Bowling average 45.90 31.44
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/51 2/15
Catches/stumpings 6/- 120/4 37/2
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 20 April 2007

Jacob Joseph Martin (About this soundpronunciation ) (born 11 May 1972) is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman. Martin has appeared 10 times for India at One Day International (ODI) level, but never in Test cricket, at the turn of the 21st century, he captained Baroda cricket team in the Indian domestic circuit.

Domestic career[edit]

Martin made his first-class debut for Baroda in the 1991–92 season in the Ranji Trophy. In his debut match, he took 5 wickets in an innings against Gujarat and scored a 50. However, Martin came to be regarded as a specialist batsman and an occasional part-time spin bowler — to date, he has a total of 9 first-class wickets including the 5 he took on debut.

He has played for Baroda throughout his career except during the 2002–03 season when he played for Railways, he has also captained Baroda on a regular basis from the 2000–01 season onwards, winning the Ranji Trophy in 2000–01 and finishing as runners-up the following season.[1][2]

Martin's most prolific season was in 1998–99 when he scored 1037 runs for Baroda in the Ranji Trophy at an average of 103.70 including 5 centuries.[3] The feat made him only the sixth player to have scored over 1000 runs in a Ranji Trophy season,[4] and helped to earn him selection for the India national cricket team.

International career[edit]

Martin made his ODI debut against the West Indies cricket team in September 1999, and also played in the subsequent triangular ODI series in Australia against Australia national cricket team and Pakistan national cricket team in January 2000. However, he was unable to reproduce his domestic form and did not play again for India after 2001.

Post-playing career[edit]

He was named as head coach of Baroda cricket team for 2016–17 Ranji Trophy season.[5]

He was arrested in 2011 in Delhi in connection with a 2003 human-trafficking case.[6][7][8]

In December 2018, Martin was involved in a road accident and was placed on life support.[9]


  1. ^ "Jacob Martin retires from all forms of cricket". ESPNcricinfo. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Jacob Martin comes out of retirement". ESPNcricinfo. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Batting and Fielding in Ranji Trophy 1998/99 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 April 2007.
  4. ^ Mohandas Menon (8 March 1999). "A race between Jacob Martin & Vijay Bhardwaj". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 April 2007.
  5. ^ "Jacob Martin, former India player with criminal record, named Baroda Ranji coach". India Today. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Arrested in 2011, BCCI pays Jacob Martin one-time grant". The Times of India. PTI. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Jacob Martin arrested in human-trafficking case". ESPNcricinfo. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  8. ^ Kumar, Ashok (27 April 2011). "Evasive Jacob Martin arrested, at last". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Baroda's Ranji winner Jacob Martin on life support". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 January 2019.

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