Khandu Rangnekar

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Khandu Rangnekar
Personal information
Full nameKhanderao Moreshwar Rangnekar
BowlingRight-arm medium pace
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 85
Runs scored 33 4,602
Batting average 5.50 41.83
100s/50s 0/0 15/16
Top score 18 217
Balls bowled 1,680
Wickets 21
Bowling average 40.95
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 5/112
Catches/stumpings 1 42
Source: Cricinfo

Khanderao Moreshwar 'Khandu' Rangnekar About this soundpronunciation  (27 June 1917, in Bombay – 11 October 1984, in Thane, Maharashtra) was an Indian Test cricketer. Rangnekar was an attacking batsman who was considered the best Indian left-hander of his time. He was a good fielder at cover-point and could field with either hand.

Rangnekar started his first class career in the Bombay Pentangular and scored a hundred in his first appearance in the Ranji Trophy. He played in three Test matches against Australia in 1947–48 without much success.

Rangnekar was educated in the Byramji Jeejeebhoy School, St. Xaviers, and did his B.A. at Elphinstone College. Between 1939 and 1945 he was one of the best badminton players in India, winning the doubles title at the Indian National Badminton Championship in 1945.[1] He won Western India doubles in 1940, 1942, and 1944 and mixed doubles in 1940. He was the Thane municipality president in the 1960s.

He was the vice president of BCCI from 1962–63 to 1969–70, president of Bombay Cricket Association in 1962–63 and the vice president between 1962–63 and 1978–79.

He worked in the Indian Customs in Bombay and ran a textile store business. He died of throat cancer.


  • Obituary in Indian Cricket 1985
  • Christopher Martin-Jenkins, The Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers
  1. ^ Badminton Association of India. "List of Indian National Championship Winners". Retrieved 22 August 2014.

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