B. Kalyanasundaram

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B. Kalyanasundaram
Personal information
Full name Balasubramoniam Kalyanasundaram
Born (1947-08-12) 12 August 1947 (age 70)
Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India
Nickname Kalli[1]
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1966/67–1967/68 Kerala
1968/69–1977/78 Tamil Nadu
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 51
Runs scored 337
Batting average 8.64
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 31*
Balls bowled 6,066
Wickets 147
Bowling average 20.09
5 wickets in innings 7
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 6/47
Catches/stumpings 15/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 1 March 2016

B. Kalyanasundaram (born 12 August 1947) is an Indian former first-class cricketer who represented Tamil Nadu and Kerala. He later worked as a selector for Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and the director of Chennai Super Kings Ltd.

Life and career[edit]

Kalyanasundaram was born on 12 August 1947 in Kumbakonam, Thanjavur district. A right-arm medium pace bowler, he began his career with Kerala in the 1966/67 season. He took a ten-wicket haul in his third first-class match, with figures of 4/49 and 6/58 against Hyderabad.[2] He switched to his home state team Tamil Nadu two seasons later and represented it for ten years. He was part of the Tamil Nadu team that finished runners-up in the 1972–73 Ranji Trophy. He took a hat-trick in the final against Bombay, becoming the first bowler to take a hat-trick in a Ranji final. He appeared in a total of 51 first-class matches and took 147 wickets at an average of 20.[3]

Kalyanasundaram became a selector for Tamil Nadu Cricket Association after his playing career. He worked as the chairman of the under-17 and under-19 selection panel, before becoming the chairman of selectors of the senior team in 2009. He was replaced at the position in 2014 by Sridharan Sharath.[4] In 2015, he was appointed as the director of the Chennai Super Kings Ltd.[5] Between 2009 and 2013, he had also worked as a match referee in domestic cricket matches.[6]


  1. ^ Frederick, Prince (17 June 2013). "Pitching for cricket". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Hyderabad v Kerala in 1966/67". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 March 2016. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Kalyanasundaram". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 March 2016. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Sharath set to take over from Kalyanasundaram". The Hindu. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Aircel reaffirms support to CSK". The Hindu. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lists of matches and detailed statistics for Kalyanasundaram". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 March 2016. (Subscription required (help)). 

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