|Full name||Danish Prabha Shanker Kaneria|
16 December 1980 |
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Bowling style||Right arm leg break|
|Test debut (cap 163)||29 November 2000 v England|
|Last Test||3 January 2010 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 140)||31 October 2001 v Zimbabwe|
|Last ODI||21 March 2007 v Zimbabwe|
|Domestic team information|
|1998||National Shipping Corporation|
|1999–2012||Habib Bank Limited|
|Source: CricketArchive, 21 February 2014|
Danish Prabha Shanker Kaneria (Urdu: دانش پربھا شنکر کنیریا; born 16 December 1980) is a retired Pakistani cricketer. He has continued the tradition of great Pakistani leg spin bowlers and possesses a very well disguised googly. In Test matches, Kaneria holds the record for most wickets by any Pakistani spin bowler and fourth on the list of most Test wickets overall, only behind Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Imran Khan.
After allegations of being involved in spot fixing, Kaneria was given a lifetime ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board, preventing him from playing in matches under their jurisdiction. He subsequently filed an appeal against the ban, but this was rejected in July 2013.
He made his international debut in 2000 against England at Faisalabad. In January 2002, he took 7 wickets for 77 runs in the Test match against Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, which are his career best figures so far in Test cricket. Earlier, in the same season, he had taken 6 wickets in an innings twice against Bangladesh during Bangladesh's tour of Pakistan. In October 2004, he took 10 wickets against Sri Lanka at Karachi, with a second-innings haul of 7/109, setting up Pakistan's 6-wicket win. More recently he has played an important role in Pakistan's Test wins over West Indies, England and India. In December 2009, He took 7/168 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test match against New Zealand at Napier. Pakistan managed to draw that game. Since then he has not played for Pakistan.
One Day Internationals
In One Day International cricket, he has been economical so far with an economy rate under 4.8 runs per over. His best bowling in ODIs came against New Zealand in Sri Lanka in 2003. He also had a good series against Zimbabwe in Sharjah just before that.
Kaneria has impressed in English county cricket, taking 32 wickets in seven championship matches for Essex in 2005. Although unable to play English county cricket in 2006 due to Pakistan's tour of England, he returned to play for Essex in 2007, taking 107 wickets for the County in all forms of the game. He played for Essex again in 2008, although he missed the start of the campaign due to his wife giving birth to their second child. Kaneria suffered a broken finger in Essex's LV County Championship Division Two match against Worcestershire at Colchester on 21 August 2008. The bowler was injured attempting to take a catch off Ben Smith. An X-ray confirmed he had broken a finger and he missed the remainder of the 2008 English domestic season.
Arrest and release (2010)
In May 2010, he was arrested in connection with “match irregularities” in the 2009 domestic season. The investigations are believed to focus on a NatWest Pro40 match in September 2009, which Essex won. In September 2010, police told Kaneria that the investigation had been closed and that he had been cleared of any allegations.
He was selected for the two-match test series against South Africa but shortly after the PCB stopped Kaneria from playing in the series. No reason was given.
On 17 February 2012, during Mervyn Westfield's trial on spot fixing charges, Kaneria was named in court as the man who approached Westfield with the idea. They were teammates at the time the alleged approach took place. Now in June 2012, both have been found guilty of offences by an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disciplinary panel. As a consequence, Kaneria has been banned for life from playing cricket in England and Wales by the aforementioned panel. The PCB had previously agreed to abide by the ECB's decision. Kaneria will appeal the lifetime ban to him by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal.
The appeal against English Cricket Boards decision was denied in July 2013 for the second time. saying "We note, with regret, that Mr Kaneria has neither made any admission of guilt nor expressed any remorse for his corrupt actions, despite the weight of evidence against him."
He is the first cousin of Anil Dalpat
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