Chandrakant Pandit

Team India National Cricket Team India National Cricket Team
Role Bowler
Born Aug 15, 1989
Nationality India India
Team History
Rising Pune Supergiants Rising Pune Supergiants 2016 - present
India National Cricket Team India 2014 - present
Chennai Super Kings Super Kings 2014 - present

Although, Chandrakant Pandit won his first cap as a specialist batsman, he was a capable wicketkeeper and a dashing strokeplayer. During the mid-80s, he was amongst the many players who were being considered to substitute Syed Kirmani as the wicketkeeper of the Indian team. However, he was not successful.

He took the opportunity to play in five Test matches and out of these he was a wicketkeeper in two Tests while in the remaining three he was a middle order batsman. He exhibited his skills by taking 11 catches. As he demonstrated an enticing batting style, he was a regular member of the Indian ODI side for some time.

When his international career ceased, he became a professional player in Madhya Pradesh and had some good seasons with the bat. Further, he became a coach of the Mumbai team and guided this team to 2 continuous Ranji Trophy victories in 2003 and 2004.

Career Highlights

Chandrakant Pandit has participated in 36 ODIs in which he has batted in 23 innings and has remained not out 9 times. He has accumulated 290 runs with 33 not out as his highest score. His batting strike rate was 72.50 and batting average was 20.71. As a wicketkeeper, he took 15 catches and stumped 15 batsmen.

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