||Vasant Naisadrai Raiji
26 January 1920 |
Baroda, Gujarat, India
|Domestic team information
|1944-45 to 1949-50
|Source: Cricket Archive, 28 January 2015
Vasant Naisadrai Raiji (born 26 January 1920 in Baroda) is a former first-class cricketer and cricket historian.
Life and career
Raiji opened the batting for Bombay and Baroda in the Ranji Trophy, and was a reserve for the Hindus team in the 1941 Bombay Pentangular. His two highest scores came in Baroda's victory over Maharashtra in 1944-45, when he made 68 and 53.
At the end of his playing career, he turned to writing and is the author of several works on early Indian cricket. He is an accountant by profession and has authored two books on the subject.
He is the oldest living Mumbai cricketer. His younger brother Madan was also a Bombay cricketer.
- Ranji: The Legend and the Man (1963)
- L. P. Jai: Memories of a Great Batsman (edited) (1976)
- The Romance of the Ranji Trophy (1984)
- India's Hambledon Men (1986)
- CCI and the Brabourne Stadium, 1937-1987 (with Anandji Dossa) (1987)
- C. K. Nayudu: The Shahenshah of Indian Cricket (1989)
- Duleep: A Centenary Tribute (2005)
- From Presidency to Pentangular (with Mohandas Menon) (2006)