Amol Muzumdar

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Amol Muzumdar
Personal information
Full nameAmol Anil Muzumdar
Born (1974-11-11) 11 November 1974 (age 45)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm leg-break
RoleBatsman
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1993–2009Mumbai
2009–2011Assam
2012–2013Andhra Pradesh
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 171 113 14
Runs scored 11,167 3286 174
Batting average 48.13 38.20 19.33
100s/50s 30/60 3/26 0/1
Top score 260 109 57
Balls bowled 414 96 n/a
Wickets 6 2 n/a
Bowling average 36.00 45.50 n/a
5 wickets in innings 0 0 n/a
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/1 1/11 n/a
Catches/stumpings 162/- 37/- 3/-
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 16 December 2013

Amol Anil Muzumdar (born 11 November 1974) is an Indian cricketer, domestically, having previously played for Mumbai and Assam. He is primarily a right-handed batsman.[1] He held the record for the most runs scored in the Ranji Trophy, India's premier domestic first-class cricket competition, breaking the record held by Amarjit Kaypee.[2] However, this record was later broken by Wasim Jaffer. Despite his success at domestic level, he was never selected for the Indian national team.

Career[edit]

Muzumdar attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir School, where he was a schoolmate of future cricketing star Sachin Tendulkar. Like Tendulkar, he was coached by Ramakant Achrekar. When Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli shared in a then-record unbroken 664-run partnership for their school in a Harris Shield match, he was on the same team and was due to bat next.[3]

On his first-class debut for Bombay, he scored 260 against Haryana at Faridabad in a Ranji Trophy match in the 1993–94 season. This was a record for any player on their debut in first-class cricket until it was broken by Ajay Rohera in December 2018.[4]

Muzumdar was named as the vice-captain of the Indian U-19 cricket team for their tour of England in 1994. He was regarded as one of the country's finest prospects and was labelled the "new Tendulkar".[5] He also played for the India A side in the 1994–95 season alongside Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly.

However, despite a first-class career average of over 50, he slowly began to disappear from the plans of the national team selectors. While his contemporaries Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly went on to have long and successful international careers, he was never selected for the full India national cricket team in either Tests or ODIs.

Muzumdar considered quitting the game in 2002,[6] but since then he has continued to serve the Mumbai cricket team with distinction. In the 2006–07 season, he was appointed captain and led the team to victory in the Ranji Trophy. In January 2007, he became the highest-ever run-scorer in the Ranji Trophy for Mumbai beating the record set by Ashok Mankad.[7]

In September 2009, Amol moved to Assam after he was not selected in the Mumbai squad for the Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy. With this he followed in the footsteps of his Mumbai teammate, Sairaj Bahutule.

In October 2012 he signed with Andhra Pradesh for two years.[8] Midway through the 2013–14 Ranji Trophy he made himself unavailable for the season and instead decided to mentor Andhra Youngsters.[9][10]

He is one of the unfortunate player who didn't get a chance to play for India despite of his excellent performance in domestic cricket scoring with an average near 50.

Coaching career[edit]

He was appointed as batting coach for India Under-19 cricket team and India Under-23 cricket team.

He was appointed as batting coach for Netherlands cricket team.

He was appointed as batting coach for Rajasthan Royals.

He is appointed as batting coach (interim) for South African Cricket Team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sadiq Yusuf (11 April 2000). "A representation of the Bombay school of batsmanship". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 1 January 2007.
  2. ^ Cricinfo (6 November 2009). "Amol Muzumdar becomes highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy". Cricinfo.
  3. ^ Rahul Bhatia (21 August 2004). "A tale of two terrors". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 1 January 2007.
  4. ^ "Ranji Trophy: Ajay Rohera breaks 24-year-old world record for highest score on first-class debut". Scroll.in. 8 December 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  5. ^ Amit Roy (7 August 1994). "India U19 in England Jul/Sep 1994 – Indian Squad prospects". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 1 January 2007.
  6. ^ Sriram Veera (22 November 2007). "Interview: Amol Muzumdar – Mumbai state of mind". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 22 November 2007.
  7. ^ Nihal Koshie (23 January 2007). "Another heroic act by Amol". DNA Sport. Retrieved 2 February 2007.
  8. ^ "Amol Muzumdar signs for Andhra Pradesh". Wisden India. 2 October 2012. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Amol Muzumdar pulls plug on season, will mentor Andhra".
  10. ^ "Amol Muzumdar leaves Andhra". Cricinfo.

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