Sunil Joshi

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For the cricketer who played for Delhi, see Sunil Joshi (Delhi cricketer).
Sunil Joshi
Sunil Joshi in 2013.jpg
Joshi in 2013
Personal information
Full name Sunil Bandacharya Joshi
Born (1970-06-06) 6 June 1970 (age 46)
Gadag, Karnataka
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Role Bowler, Coach
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 15 69 160 163
Runs scored 352 584 5,129 1,729
Batting average 20.70 17.17 26.71 19.64
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 4/26 0/5
Top score 92 61* 118 64
Balls bowled 3451 3386 38,251 8,164
Wickets 41 69 615 192
Bowling average 35.85 36.36 25.12 29.13
5 wickets in innings 1 1 31 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 5 n/a
Best bowling 5/142 5/6 7/29 5/6
Catches/stumpings 7/– 19/– 88/– 46/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 30 November 2015

Sunil Bandacharya Joshi (Kannada: ಸುನಿಲ್‌ ಬಂಡಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಜೋಷಿ) About this sound pronunciation  born 6 June 1970) is a former Indian cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls slow left arm spin and bats left-handed.

Playing career[edit]

He used to travel 40 miles to Hubballi each morning for practice, and then return to his native town of Gadag in time for school. Such was his desire and passion for cricket.

Joshi played both Test and One Day International cricket for India between 1996 and 2001. His usual role in the team was to provide runs from the lower order and act as a secondary spin bowler to support the likes of Anil Kumble. Despite being a regular in the national team during this period, he was not selected for the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

His most famous bowling performance for India came in an ODI match against South Africa in the LG Cup in 1999. He returned figures of 10–6–6–5 helping India to victory in that match.[1] Three years later, the performance was rated in the Wisden 100 as the seventh best ODI bowling performance to that date.

At state level he played for Karnataka throughout his career. In the 1995–96 season of the Ranji Trophy he achieved the impressive double of scoring 500 runs and capturing 50 wickets. He also played briefly for the Bedfordshire County Cricket Club in England during the 2004 season.

Joshi represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2008 and 2009 season of the Indian Premier League and was under contract till 2010.

On 21 June 2012, Joshi formally announced his retirement from International as well as First-class cricket.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Joshi has taken up the role of cricket coach. He has coached for Hyderabad cricket team[3] and much recently is a coach for Jammu & Kashmir cricket team.[4] Joshi even tasted early success with J&K by beating the Ranji giants Mumbai cricket team, in the prelim rounds of Ranji Trophy in 2014/15. Earlier, he coached his team to enter Super league Ranji Trophy Quarter-finals in his debut season as coach from Plate. Hyderabad team is in Second round of Vijay Hazare Trophy.

In December 2015, Joshi was named the spin bowling coach of Oman cricket team ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 that is to be played in India in March 2016.[5]

In July 2016, Joshi was named as head coach of Assam cricket team next two Ranji Trophy season. He replace his state mate Sanath Kumar as head coach of Assam cricket team.

Test 5-wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/142 13  Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka India 2000

ODI 5-wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/6 46  South Africa Gymkhana Club Ground Nairobi Kenya 1999


  1. ^ 2nd Match: India v South Africa at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 26, 1999 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved on 17 June 2016.
  2. ^ Sunil Joshi to retire. (19 June 2012). Retrieved on 2016-06-17.
  3. ^ Sunil Joshi appointed Hyderabad coach. (3 October 2011). Retrieved on 2016-06-17.
  4. ^ Joshi replaces Bedi as J&K coach. Retrieved on 17 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Sunil Joshi appointed Oman spin-bowling coach". ESPNcricinfo. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 

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