Ramesh Powar

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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

Ramesh Powar

Ramesh PowarRamesh Rajaram Powar (born May 20, 1978 in Bombay - now Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an Indian cricketer. He is a useful lower-order batsman and off spinner who plays in the ODI Indian cricket team. Of stocky build, he lacks agility and has a fondness for bright red framed sunglasses and large gold chain necklace when fielding. Powar was selected in 2000 for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Ramesh Powar has impressed Indian selectors with consistent performances in domestic cricket since his debut. He played a large role in Mumbai's successful 2002-03 season in the Ranji Trophy. Not only did he take 20 wickets but despite batting in the lower order he finished as the second-highest run scorer for his side with 418 runs @ 46. He was first selected to the Indian squad for their tour of Pakistan. Powar didn't look out of place in the international arena, playing Shoaib Akhtar with confidence. He didn't 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 and Anil Kumble returned as the second spinner in the lead up to the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Full name Ramesh Rajaram Powar
Born May 20, 1978, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Major teams India, Indian Board President's XI, Mumbai, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI, Reebok XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

 Career statistics
Test debut  Bangladesh v India at Chittagong (CDS) - May 18-22, 2007
ODI debut  Pakistan v India at Rawalpindi - Mar 16, 2004
First-class span  1999/00 - 2007
List A span  2000/01 - 2007

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