Ramesh Powar

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Ramesh Powar
Personal information
Full name Ramesh Rajaram Powar
Born (1978-05-20) 20 May 1978 (age 40)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nickname FATMAN
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm off spin
Relations Kiran Powar (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 257) 18 May 2007 v Bangladesh
Last Test 25 May 2007 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 155) 16 March 2004 v Pakistan
Last ODI 2 October 2007 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999–2013 Mumbai
2013–2014 Rajasthan
2014–2015 Gujarat
2008–2010, 2012 Kings XI Punjab
2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 2 31 148 113
Runs scored 13 162 4,245 1,081
Batting average 6.50 11.64 26.53 17.15
100s/50s –/– –/1 7/17 –/4
Top score 7 54 131 80
Balls bowled 252 1,536 29,158 5,557
Wickets 6 34 470 142
Bowling average 19.66 35.02 31.31 30.92
5 wickets in innings 27 1
10 wickets in match 4
Best bowling 3/33 3/24 7/44 5/53
Catches/stumpings –/– 3/– 51/0 25/–
Source: CricketArchive, 16 December 2011

Ramesh Rajaram Powar About this sound pronunciation  (born 20 May 1978) is a former Indian cricketer.

He is a former off spinner who played for the Indian ODI team. Powar was selected in 2000 for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.[1] He became the inspiration of the 19 year old Bangladesh bowling sensation Mehedi Hassan Miraz

Playing career[edit]

Powar was a consistent performer in domestic cricket for many seasons and was crucial to Mumbai cricket team's Ranji Trophy success in the 2002–03 season. Powar played first class cricket for 16 years[2]

Powar played for Sefton Park in the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition, signed as a late replacement for the injured Vinayak Mane in July 2005. He scored 325 league runs at 32.5 in ten games and took 25 wickets at 21 apiece.[3]

He was first selected in the Indian squad for their tour of Pakistan. He did not return to the ODI side again until early 2006. His recall came on the back of 63 domestic wickets for 2005–06. It was the second season in a row that he had taken over 50 wickets.

However, in January 2007, he was dropped from the squad because of injury and Anil Kumble returned as the second spinner in the lead up to the 2007 Cricket World Cup. But his poor fielding skills paved the way for his exclusion from the Indian team.

In May 2008, he made his IPL debut for the Kings XI Punjab and picked up a wicket in the very first over he bowled. He represented Kings XI Punjab in the first three seasons of the IPL. He represented the defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala franchise in the IPL in 2011. He played for Kings XI Punjab in 2012.

In 2013, after representing Mumbai cricket team for 14 first-class seasons he shifted to Rajasthan cricket team where he had a poor season. He took 10 wickets at 62.20 from six matches. But in 2014, Power became the first player of Rajasthan cricket team to move out as Rajasthan Cricket Association was suspended by BCCI. He joined Gujarat cricket team for next season.[4]

In November 2015, Powar announced that he would retire from all forms of cricket following the conclusion of the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He is an alumnus of Ruparel College of Science, Commerce and Arts in Matunga, Mumbai. His brother Kiran Powar also played cricket and is current under-19s coach of Vidarbha cricket team.[6]


  1. ^ Ramchand, Partab (2000-04-15). "First list of NCA trainees". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-02-08. 
  2. ^ Veera, Sriram (December 10, 2016). "The art of bowling spin at Wankhede". Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ [1]. seftonpark.play-cricket.com
  4. ^ Ramesh Powar signs for Gujarat
  5. ^ "Ramesh Powar to retire after 2015–16 Ranji Trophy". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Vijay Telang appointed Vidarbha coach

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