Amarjit Kaypee

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Amarjit Kaypee
Personal information
Born 2 October 1960 (1960-10-02) (age 56)
Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Batting style Right-handed batsman
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 117 32
Runs scored 7894 682
Batting average 52.27 29.65
100s/50s 27/34 0/5
Top score 210* 70
Balls bowled 78 6
Wickets 1 0
Bowling average 54.00 -
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 N/A
Best bowling 1/17 -
Catches/stumpings 106/0 12/0
Source: Cricinfo

Amarjit Kaypee (born 2 October 1960 in Jalandhar, Punjab) is an Indian former cricketer. He was primarily a right-handed batsman, and he held the record for the most runs scored in the Ranji Trophy,[1] India's premier domestic first-class cricket competition for a number of years before Amol Muzumdar took the record in 2009.[2] However, despite his success, he was never selected for the Indian national team, an unfortunate feat he shares with the man who broke his record.

Kaypee began his first-class career with Punjab in the 1980-81 season making his debut against Jammu and Kashmir. Having played a few reasonably good seasons for Punjab, he moved to Haryana in 1986-87. It was here where Kaypee played for the rest of his career and where he found much success.

Kaypee's most successful season was in 1990-91 when he scored 940 runs in the Ranji Trophy, helping Haryana to their first and, to date, only Ranji Trophy title. He was the top run-scorer in the competition that year,[3] and he was named as an Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year.[4] The following season, he had another prolific Ranji Trophy, scoring 812 runs.

He continued to perform consistently well for Haryana for many seasons, and even captained the team in 31 matches. However, he was only twice selected in the North Zone team for the Duleep Trophy, playing two matches each in the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons. As result, he tended to be overlooked by the national team selectors, and so never made an appearance for the national side.[5]

In October 2000, Kaypee retired from cricket. He finished his career with a record aggregate of 7623 runs in the Ranji Trophy including 27 centuries.[4]

In the 1990s Kaypee had a spell with Streetly Cricket Club, as their overseas player

References[edit]

  1. ^ Partab Ramchand (15 October 2000). "A dedicated cricketer who never got his due". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  2. ^ Cricinfo (6 November 2009). "Amol Muzumdar becomes highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy". Cricinfo. 
  3. ^ "Batting and Fielding in Ranji Trophy 1990/91 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Indian Cricket Cricketers of the Year". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  5. ^ Madhu Sanghi (15 October 2000). "Kaypee hits out at `partisan attitude' of North Zone selectors". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 

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