Hanuma Vihari

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Hanuma Vihari
Personal information
Full nameGade Hanuma Vihari
Born (1993-10-13) 13 October 1993 (age 28)
Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India
BowlingRight-arm off-break
RoleBatting all-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 292)8 September 2018 v England
Last Test1 July 2022 v England
Domestic team information
2010–2016; 2021-presentHyderabad
2013; 2015Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 36)
2019Delhi Capitals (squad no. 19)
2022Abahani Limited cricket team, Dhaka (squad no. 19)
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 15 100 74 74
Runs scored 808 7,194 2,927 1,355
Batting average 35.33 54.91 45.73 20.84
100s/50s 1/5 21/37 4/19 0/4
Top score 111 302* 169 81
Balls bowled 345 2,222 992 408
Wickets 5 27 20 22
Bowling average 36.00 43.07 39.80 22.72
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/37 3/17 3/31 3/21
Catches/stumpings 2/0 89/1 26/0 29/2
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 1 July 2022

Gade Hanuma Vihari (born 13 October 1993) is an Indian international cricketer. He represents Hyderabad in Indian domestic cricket[1] A right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm off-break bowler, he was a member of the India Under-19 cricket team that won the 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Australia.[2] He made his Test debut for India in September 2018.

Domestic career[edit]

Vihari played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League in 2013. In one of the league matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad, Vihari opened the bowling as an off-spinner and removed Chris Gayle for just 1. He also scored an unbeaten 46 in the same match while chasing. Sunrisers went on to win this match through a super-over.

Vihari was responsible for one-third of Hyderabad's total in the innings against Andhra in 2013/14 Ranji Trophy opener at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. He scored 75 in the first innings before being dismissed by CV Stephen, and then scored unbeaten 68 runs.

In October 2017, Vihari scored his first triple century, making 302 not out for Andhra against Odisha in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy.[3] He was the leading run-scorer for Andhra in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, with 752 runs in six matches.[4]

In October 2018, Vihari was named in India B's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[5] In December 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.[6][7] In October 2019, he was named as the captain of India A for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.[8] He was released by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.[9]

In April 2021, Vihari was signed by Warwickshire County Cricket Club for their 2021 season of the County Championship.[10]

International career[edit]

In August 2018, Vihari was called up to India's Test squad for the final two Tests against England.[11] He made his Test debut against England on 7 September 2018, in the 5th Test match of India tour of England 2018, and scored his maiden half-century (56 off 124 balls) in the first innings. In that match, he also became the final bowler in test cricket to dismiss England’s highest ever test run scorer Alastair Cook .[12][13] In December 2018, he was called for 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar trophy and opened the innings in 3rd Test match for India with debutant Mayank Agarwal. He had a decent tour as India won the series 2-1.

On 25 August 2019, against the West Indies, Vihari made 93 runs off 128 balls in the 2nd innings of the 1st Test match, which was labelled as a crucial knock for India as they gave the Windies a target of 419 runs with only 1 day remaining of the Test match. In the second Test match against the West Indies, Vihari scored his maiden Test century.[14] In October 2019, he was selected for India's 3 match Test series against South Africa in India and played only in the 1st Test and this was his 1st ever international match in India. In February 2020, he was called for India's 2 Match Test series against New Zealand in New Zealand and scored a half century in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test. He outplayed the fiery Australian attack in the 2020-2021 Border-Gavaskar Trophy in the third Test at Sydney with an unbeaten 23 playing 161 balls and ensured India to a draw. While batting in the 4th innings and last day of the match, he suffered a hamstring injury [15] just before the tea. But, he continued to play and along with Ravichandran Ashwin, saved the match for India.


  1. ^ "Hanuma Vihari parts ways with Andhra, to represent Hyderabad again". Sportstar.
  2. ^ "India Under-19s Squad". Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Vihari's triple-hundred propels Andhra". ESPN Cricinfo. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Ranji Trophy, 2017/18: Andhra batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  6. ^ "IPL 2019 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  7. ^ "IPL 2019 Auction: Who got whom". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Deodhar Trophy 2019: Hanuma Vihari, Parthiv, Shubman to lead; Yashasvi earns call-up". SportStar. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Where do the eight franchises stand before the 2020 auction?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Hanuma Vihari lined up for Warwickshire stint after Pieter Malan deal hits visa snag". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  11. ^ "India call up Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari for last two Tests in England". ESPN Cricinfo. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  12. ^ "5th Test, India tour of Ireland and England at London, Sep 7-11 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  13. ^ "India vs England: Hanuma Vihari scores fifty on debut to keep visitors afloat". hindustan times. 9 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Hanuma Vihari scores maiden Test hundred at Kingston". Sport Star. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Hanuma Vihari injury: Indian batsman suffers hamstring niggle while running quick single in Sydney Test".

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