Roger Binny

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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

Roger Binny

India International Cricket Team Player A versatile allrounder, Roger Binny proved his value to the Indian team in both Test cricket and the one-day game. He was capable of rescuing India, like he did while scoring 83 not out and sharing a record 155 run seventh-wicket partnership with Madan Lal against Pakistan at Bangalore in 1983. He was capable of bowling India to victory, as he did in taking seven wickets in the match at Headingley in 1986. Or when with a spell of 4 for 9 in 30 balls towards his best Test figures of 6 for 56, he pushed Pakistan to the wall at Calcutta in 1987. But there is no doubt that Binny's most outstanding feats were associated with limited overs cricket - and more specifically the 1983 World Cup. He played a leading role in India's victorious campaign taking 18 wickets, then the record in the competition.

Tall and athletically built, Binny was an aggressive batsman who could either open the innings or go in the middle order, was a medium-pace bowler who could swing the ball both ways - and was particularly effective in English conditions - and an excellent field. He first made his mark when putting on a record unbroken partnership of 451 runs for the first wicket with Sanjay Desai in the Ranji Trophy game against Kerala in 1977-78, his share being 211. He was generally in and out of the Indian team but whenever he was persevered with, he proved his value. With the ball, he was capable of destructive spells like when he dismissed Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas and Miandad at Bombay in 1979 to put Pakistan on the backfoot or when he dismissed Greenidge, Haynes and Richards to rock the West Indies at Ahmedabad in 1983. A Karnataka stalwart for several years, Binny later made his mark as a coach and was given a lot of credit for the victory of the Under-19 team in the World Cup in Sri Lanka in January 2000.

Full name Roger Michael Humphrey Binny
Born July 19, 1955, Bangalore, Karnataka
Major teams India, Goa, Karnataka
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium

 Career statistics
Test debut  India v Pakistan at Bangalore - Nov 21-26, 1979
Last Test  India v Pakistan at Bangalore - Mar 13-17, 1987
ODI debut  Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 6, 1980
Last ODI  India v Australia at Chennai - Oct 9, 1987
First-class span  1975/76 - 1991/92
List A span  1975/76 - 1986

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.