|Full name||Stuart Terence Roger Binny|
3 June 1984 |
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Relations||Roger Binny (father)
Mayanti Langer (wife)
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 5 June 2014|
Stuart Terence Roger Binny (born 3 June 1984) is an Indian international cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace. He represents Karnataka in domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He holds the record of best bowling figures for an Indian bowler in ODIs - 6/4 (against Bangladesh in 2014).
Early and personal life
He is the son of former Indian Test cricketer Roger Binny. He was born in Bangalore and attended middle school in The Frank Anthony Public School. He also took coaching in IACA under coach Imtiaz Ahmed.
He made his Karnataka debut in the 2003/04 season but couldn't maintain a regular place in the first-class line-up. He considers himself a limited-overs specialist and when the Indian Cricket League in 2007, he signed up and made a name for himself as one of the tournament's premier all-rounders. Stuart relies more on a stump-to-stump-line and taking the pace off the ball, making him difficult to get away.
His batting too was a revelation for the Hyderabad Heroes and India XI. After two fulfilling seasons, he accepted the BCCI's amnesty offer and quit the ICL. His aim was to make it back to the Karnataka set-up and prove himself in all formats. In IPL 2010, he was bought by a Mumbai-based Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians. In IPL 2011, Binny was bought by the Rajasthan Royals.
Binny, afterwards, started to perform well in domestic competitions. He amassed 283 runs in Shimoga, taking his tournament tally to 686 runs at an average of 76.22, making him the third-highest run-getter in the league stage.
Thanks to the indifferent form of Karnataka's top-order, most of his runs have come in fire-fighting causes, yet they have been scored at an exceptional strike-rate of 83.55, and have included 14 sixes the most by a single player in the season.
Binny expected to succeed as a batsman, but he's surprised himself by also making a telling contribution with the ball. Injuries and international duty have meant that Karnataka have been without their main seamers Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun and Sreenath Aravind for most of the season. But Binny has seamlessly plugged the breach with his medium-pacer swing. He has taken 15 wickets at 20.73 this year including a 10-wicket haul against Orissa.
Binny has been performing his role as finisher quite nicely with Rajasthan Royals in 2013 IPL and 2013 CL T20. In the IPL Binny hit 32 not out of 13 balls against Pune Warriors India to help Royals get to their target of 179 with a ball and five wickets to spare and thus keep their 100% record in Jaipur intact.
Watson hogged the headlines as one of the best all-rounders of the tournament. Binny went about his season with calm efficiency, pulling Rajasthan Royals out of some tricky chases. His unbeaten 41 against Chennai Super Kings where he partnered Shane Watson at the end, put Royals in the playoffs.
In their next match against Mumbai Indians, he turned the floundering innings around with an unbeaten 37 threatening Mumbai after they had reduced Royals to 28 for 4. His effective medium-pacer only embellished his value to the team.
Binny was picked for India's ODI team for the tour of New Zealand 2014. He played his first One day International match on 28 January 2014 where he bowled an over in which he gave 8 runs and didn’t bat in the match.  He also played in the Arise Asia Cup 2014 and scored a duck. On 17 June 2014 against Bangladesh Binny secured six wickets conceding only four runs surpassing Anil Kumble to have the best bowling record for any Indian bowler. He also scored alone 25* in the 3rd match vs Bangladesh, before the match being called off due to rain. He made his Test Debut in the 1st Test against England in India's tour of England 2014 and scored 1 run in his debut innings and 78 runs in the second innings.
ODI 5 wicket hauls
Career best performances
as of 18 June 2014
|ODI||25*||India v Bangladesh||Dhaka||2014||6-4||India v Bangladesh||Dhaka||2014|
|FC||189||Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh||Shimoga||2011||5–49||Karnataka v Odisha||Bhubaneswar||2011|
|LA||74||Karnataka v Goa||Secunderabad||2006||6-4||India v Bangladesh||Dhaka||2014|
|T20||49||Karnataka v Goa||Chennai||2011||4-14||Karnataka v Goa||Chennai||2011|
- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/series...in...Binny.../28202444.cms Accepted BCCI's amnesty
- "Karnataka’s Binny signs for Rajasthan Royals". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
- "India squads for New Zealand tour announced". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
- "Stuart Binny breaks Kumble's 21 year old record" (in Hindi). Patrika Group. Retrieved 18 June 2014.