- Mumbai Champs 1975 - 1995
Sandeep Patil is presently the coach of the ICL team Mumbai Champs. After he retired from first class cricket, initially Patil was the India A coach. Further, he was made coach of the Indian team and then he moved to Kenya. He guided the Kenyan team to the semi final of the 2003 World Cup and then resigned from this post. For the next 18 months, he was in India. However, as his future with India A seemed uncertain, he moved on to Oman for the Intercontinental Cup and due to his help the team qualified for the ICC trophy. Patil is a man of many talents and he has written his autobiography – Sandy Storm and had edited a Marathi sports magazine – Ekach Shatkar.
During his playing days, Patil was a dashing batsman and useful medium pace bowler. His aggression while batting and an inclination for big hits made him a natural crowd puller. Due to his good looks, he became a film actor and a pop singer.
Sandeep Patil played in 45 ODIs and in these amassed 1005 runs at a batting strike rate of 82.17 and batting average of 24.51. His highest score was 84. He smashed 9 fifties and took 11 catches. 15 dismissals were made in the 864 deliveries that he bowled in which 589 runs were scored. His economy rate was 4.09, bowling average was 39.26 and bowling strike rate was 57.6.
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