Nilesh Kulkarni

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Nilesh Kulkarni
Cricket information
BattingLeft hand bat
BowlingSlow left arm orthodox
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 3 10
Runs scored 5 11
Batting average 5.00 5.50
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 4 5*
Balls bowled 738 402
Wickets 2 11
Bowling average 166.00 32.45
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 1/70 3/27
Catches/stumpings 1/- 2/-
Source: cricinfo, 04 October 2018

Nilesh Moreshwar Kulkarni About this soundpronunciation  (born 3 April 1973, in Dombivli, Maharashtra) is a former Indian cricketer. He is a slow left-arm bowler and left-handed lower order batsman.

Kulkarni wrote himself into cricketing history by taking a wicket with the very first ball that he bowled in Test cricket, becoming the first Indian bowler, and the twelfth bowler overall, to do so;[1] this was in the Test at Colombo against Sri Lanka in 1997–98. He took the wicket of Marvan Attapattu of his very first delivery in Test cricket.[2]

Kulkarni has spent all his first-class career with Mumbai taking over 300 wickets with best figures of 7/60 against Andhra in 2004.

  • Kulkarni played for Old Hamptonians CC in the Surrey Championship in the UK during the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

Kulkarni retired From International & First Class Cricket on 28 July 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "6, 6, 6, 6". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. ^ "India in Sri Lanka (1997): Scorecard of first Test"। Cricinfo। Retrieved: 26 April, 2017।

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