Stuart Binny

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Stuart Binny
Personal information
Full name Stuart Terence Roger Binny
Born (1984-06-03) 3 June 1984 (age 30)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
Relations Roger Binny (father)
Mayanti Langer (wife)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003/4–present Karnataka
2007-2008 Hyderabad Heroes
2010 Mumbai Indians
2011–present Rajasthan Royals
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 4 55 50 72
Runs scored 28 2,924 669 888
Batting average 14.00 36.55 21.58 20.65
100s/50s 0/0 8/12 0/3 0/0
Top score 25* 189 74 49
Balls bowled 58 5,215 1,503 726
Wickets 6 82 37 38
Bowling average 5.66 31.91 37.45 23.02
5 wickets in innings 1 3 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 1 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/4 5/49 4/29 4/14
Catches/stumpings 0/– 23/– 16/– 18/–
Source: Cricinfo, 5 June 2014

Stuart Terence Roger Binny (born 3 June 1984 in Bangalore, India) is an Indian cricketer, with all-round abilities, who represents Karnataka in the domestic cricket.[1]

Early Life[edit]

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.

Domestic Career[edit]

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 is 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.[2]

Binny's returns cannot be measured by numbers alone, compelling as they are. 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 eye-popping strike-rate of 83.55, and have included 14 sixes the most by a single player in the season. Eight years since his first-class debut, it is fair to say that Binny has finally arrived.

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 is enjoying his role as finisher 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.

International Career[edit]

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. [3] 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 a lone 25* in the 3rd match vs Bangladesh, before the match being called off due to rain.[4]

Performances[edit]

ODI 5 wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 6/4 3  Bangladesh Shere Bangla Dhaka Bangladesh 2014

Career best perfomances[edit]

as of 18 June 2014

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season BBI Fixture Venue Season
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

Personal life[edit]

Stuart Binny married Mayanti Langer in 2012.[5][6] He is son of former Indian test cricketer, Roger Binny.[7][8]

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