K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan

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K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan
Personal information
Full name Karumanaseri Narayanaiyer Ananthapadmanabhan
Born (1969-09-08) 8 September 1969 (age 47)
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Nickname Ananthan
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Leg break and googly
Role All-rounder, Umpire
Domestic team information
Years Team
1988/89–2004/05 Kerala
First-class debut 22 November 1988 Kerala v Hyderabad
Last First-class 22 December 2004 Kerala v Jammu and Kashmir
List A debut 10 January 1993 Indian Board President's XI v Bombay
Last List A 11 December 2002 Kerala v Hyderabad
Umpiring information
FC umpired 51 (2008–2017)
LA umpired 23 (2008–2017)
T20 umpired 49 (2009–2017)
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 105 54
Runs scored 2,891 493
Batting average 21.90 14.93
100s/50s 3/8 0/0
Top score 200 42
Balls bowled 21,573 2,435
Wickets 344 87
Bowling average 27.54 19.31
5 wickets in innings 25 2
10 wickets in match 5
Best bowling 8-57 5-38
Catches/stumpings 69/— 21/—
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 12 May 2017

Karumanaseri Narayanaiyer Ananthapadmanabhan (born 8 September 1969), more commonly known as K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan, is an Indian former first-class cricketer from the state of Kerala. He now serves as an umpire at the first-class level and officiates in all the major domestic cricket tournaments in India, including the Ranji Trophy and Indian Premier League.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Ananthapadmanabhan represented his state team Kerala and the South Zone in first-class and List A cricket in India. He was a right-arm leg spin bowler and was efficient in bowling leg break and googly. In his first-class career, Ananthapadmanabhan took 344 wickets from the 105 matches he played.[2] He also scored three hundreds, including a double century and thus played the role of an able all-rounder for his team. Ananthapadmanabhan enjoyed a very successful first-class career but could not go on to represent the national team India at the Test or ODI level, largely because his career coincided with the legendary Indian leg spinner Anil Kumble.

Umpiring career[edit]

Ananthapadmanabhan is now an umpire and he officiates in major domestic tournaments in India since 2008. During the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy, he went on to stand in the 2nd semi-final between Madhya Pradesh and Mumbai at Cuttack from 13–17 February 2016.[3] He also officiated in matches in the 2016 Indian Premier League.[4] During the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy, he was appointed to stand in the 2nd semi-final between Gujarat and Jharkhand at Nagpur from 1–5 January 2017.[5] He also stood in matches in the 2017 Indian Premier League.[6]


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