- India National Cricket Team 1981 - 1999
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan is an example of talent going astray in Indian cricket. His career reached unimaginable heights very fast but within about 2 years he was completely over.
In 1981-82, while playing against Delhi in the Ranji Trophy, he bowled a spell of 7 for 28. Due to this performance, he came into the limelight. Before he completed his 17th birthday, he was a member of the Indian squad that toured Pakistan in 1982-83. He is the youngest Indian Test player against the West Indies at 17 years and 118 days. In 1984-85, while playing against England, he took 12 wickets for 181 runs and won a Test match for India. When he performed this feat, his was not even 19. In the particular series against England, he took 23 wickets and was honored as Man of the Series. When India won the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985, he was a part of the Indian One day squad. Sivaramakrishnan had a prominent role in this victory.
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan played in 16 ODIs and in these bowled 756 deliveries while conceding 538 runs and claiming 15 wickets. His economy rate was 4.26, bowling strike rate was 50.4 and bowling average was 35.86.