Birth date 6 Jan 1959 (60 years)
Nationality India India

The greatest pace bowler that India has produced is Kapil Dev Nikhanj. He is also the greatest fast bowling all rounder from the country. Kapil’s greatest feats was to lead India to victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup at Lord’s and surpass Richard Hadlee record of the maximum Test wickets taken. He would have been labeled as the best all rounder in the world if he would have played in any other era when Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee and Ian Botham were not around. When he retired, he finished with a record of 431 Test wickets.

From October 1999 to August 2000, he was the coach of the Indian team but this was a pretty ordinary phase. Manoj Prabhakar alleged that Kapil Dev was involved in match fixing, but this charge was further dismissed. He joined the Indian Cricket League in May 2007 following which he was removed from the NCA.

Career Highlights

Kapil Dev has played in 225 ODIs and in these has scored 3783 runs at a batting average of 23.79 and batting strike rate of 95.07. His highest score was 175 not out. He hit 1 century and 14 fifties and took 71 catches. 253 dismissals were made by him in the 11202 deliveries bowled in which 6945 runs were scored. His economy rate was 3.71, bowling average was 27.45 and bowling strike rate was 44.2.