Rashid Patel

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Rashid Patel
Personal information
Batting style Left-handed batsman
Bowling style Left-arm Fast Medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 1 1
Runs scored 0 -
Batting average 0.00 -
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 0 -
Balls bowled 14
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 1 0
Source: [1], 10 September 2005

Rashid Ghulam Mohammed Patel About this sound pronunciation  (born 1 June 1964, Sabarkantha, Gujarat) was a left arm fast bowler who represented India in cricket. He played for Baroda between 1986–87 and 1996-97 in domestic cricket.

Rashid Patel had a very unsuccessful career for India. His only Test was at Bombay against New Zealand in 1988-89. Apart from beating the openers' bat a few times early on he made no impression. He scored a pair against Richard Hadlee while batting. In his only one-day match against the same team, he bowled 10 overs for 58 runs without taking a wicket.

His few moments of fame came when West Zone played North in the final of the Duleep Trophy at Jamshedpur in 1990-91. It was a bitter match which saw sledging and arguments between the players of the two sides. While North Zone was batting for the second time on the last day, already having taken a decisive lead in the game, Patel pulled out a stump and attacked the North opener Raman Lamba. Patel had earlier ran onto the crease which prompted Lamba to warn him and it resulted in an argument between the two. The play was called off fifteen minutes before tea on the final day.[1] Patel defended his action arguing that his intention was only to defend himself against Lamba who was rushing towards him wielding his bat, and that he had only hit Lamba's bat thrice and not his person.[2] Four weeks later a three-member disciplinary committee composed of Madhavrao Scindia, M.A.K. Pataudi and Raj Singh Dungarpur banned Patel for 13 months and Lamba for 10 months.[3] Patel's career after his return from the ban was even more undistinguished.


  1. ^ The season that was, Jan 29, ACSSI Cricket Year Book 1990-91, ed. Anandji Dossa and Mohandas Menon, p.49
  2. ^ ibid, Feb 2, p.49
  3. ^ ibid, Feb 25, p.53

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