Narain Swamy

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Narain Swamy
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat (RHB)
Bowling style Right-arm fast medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 19
Runs scored 0 201
Batting average 0.00 14.35
100s/50s 0/0 0/1
Top score 0 53
Balls bowled 108 2936
Wickets - 68
Bowling average - 22.16
5 wickets in innings - 4
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling - 6/29
Catches/stumpings 0 8
Source: [1]

Venkatraman Narayan Swamy About this sound pronunciation  (May 23, 1924, near Kozhikode, Kerala – May 1, 1983, Dehra Dun, India) was an Indian Test cricketer.

Swamy made his Test debut against New Zealand in 1955/56 and played in the first match of the series. He opened the bowling with Dattu Phadkar, took no wickets and was dropped. India tried out different opening bowling pairs in every match of that series.

Swamy started his first class career with five wicket in an innings in each of his first two matches. He played for Services in the Ranji Trophy from 1951/52 to 1958/59 and took 58 wickets at an average of 19.98.

Swamy did his studies in Madras. He joined the army in 1944 and retired as a major. After his retirement he was a staff of Regiment of Artillery association in the Nasik road camp. He was first Kerala born cricketer to play Tests.

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