Brijal Patel

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Brijal Patel
Personal information
Born 14 November 1977 (1977-11-14) (age 36)
Nairobi
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches - 28
Runs scored - 330
Batting average - 17.36
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score - 44
Balls bowled - 165
Wickets - 4
Bowling average - 40.75
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - 2/20
Catches/stumpings -/- 7/-
Source: Cricinfo[1], 5 May 2006

Brijal Jagdish Patel (born 14 November 1977 in Nairobi) is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a part-time slow left-arm bowler, and has played in 31 One-Day International matches for Kenya, as well as first-class and List A cricket.[2]

Though he has a first-class batting average of just 7, and has passed 50 just once for his country, he is a skilled fielder. He made his ODI debut on 19 August 2001 against West Indies, at 23 years of age. He has played club cricket in England for Cranleigh, and was recalled to the touring squad to Zimbabwe, in February 2006, after being dropped.

He has played in five wins for Kenya, against India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. His 42 against the world champions, Australia, in 2002 was particularly notable. His highest ODI batting score is 44, which was scored against Zimbabwe in 2002.

Patel has toured in provincial teams to both India and South Africa. For the Kenya ODI team he has toured to South Africa, Zimbabwe, the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka. He was also in the tour squad for the ICC Trophy in Malaysia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cricinfo profile
  2. ^ "Brijal Patel". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2010-03-17.