Janardan Navle

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Janardan Navle
Personal information
Full name Janardan Gyanoba Navle
Born (1902-12-07)7 December 1902
Fulgaon, Maharashtra, India
Died 7 September 1979(1979-09-07) (aged 76)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Batting Right-hand bat (RHB)
Bowling n/a
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 6) 25 June 1932 v England
Last Test 15 December 1933 v England
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 65
Runs scored 42 1,976
Batting average 13.00 19.18
100s/50s 0/0 0/9
Top score 13 96
Balls bowled - -
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - 0
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 1 100/36
Source: Cricinfo

Janardan Gyanoba Navle About this sound pronunciation  (pronounced Nuw-lay) (7 December 1902, Fulgaon, Maharashtra, India – 7 September 1979, Poona, now Pune) was an early Indian Test cricketer.


The 1960 Indian Test Cricket team that toured England. Janardan Navle is seen standing last in the first row of the team captained by Maharaja of Porbandar.

Navle faced the historic first delivery of India's first Test innings in 1932.[1] He opened in both innings at Lord's in 1932 and also kept wickets. A small man, Wisden called him "a first-rate wicket-keeper, very quick in all that he did". He played for Indians against Arthur Gilligan's MCC team in 1926-27 and Jack Ryder's Australians nine years later. For many years he kept wickets for Hindus in the Bombay Quadrangular and Pentangular tournaments. He made his debut for Hindus at the age of 16.

Personal life[edit]

In his later life he worked as a security guard in a sugar mill and lived in a two-room flat in Poona. He had his schooling at the Bhave School in Poona.


  1. ^ "Janardan Navle, India". cricinfo.com. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 

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