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|Full name||Farokh Maneksha Engineer|
25 February 1938 |
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Test debut (cap 102)||1 December 1961 v England|
|Last Test||23 January 1975 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 3)||13 July 1974 v England|
|Last ODI||14 June 1975 v New Zealand|
Source: CricInfo, 6 August 2013
Farokh Maneksha Engineer pronunciation (help·info) (born 25 February 1938, in Bombay) is a former Indian cricketer of Parsi background. He played 46 Tests for India, and he played first-class cricket for Bombay in India from 1959 to 1975 and for Lancashire in England from 1968 to 1976.
His active international career started in 1961 and continued to 1975, and he was India's first-choice wicket-keeper for most of that period, keeping wicket for the spin quartet of Bedi, Prasanna, Chandrasekhar and Venkataraghavan. He was also a highly useful, stylish and very aggressive batsman, scoring two Test centuries.
He was the wicketkeeper for the "Rest of the World" team that played matches against England in 1970 and against Australia in 1971-72. He played for Lancashire in the match against Derbyshire at Park Road, Buxton in June 1975 in which play was famously stopped due to snow. Following in the footsteps of Keith Miller and Denis Compton, Engineer was a model for Brylcreem.
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