Manoj Prabhakar biography

Manoj Prabhakar


Manoj Prabhakar
Manoj Prabhakar
Manoj Prabhakar is a former Indian Cricketer. He was born in Ghaziabad on April 15, 1963. He used to be a medium spacer (right hand) and a batsman (low order). Sometimes he used to play opening innings also. He took his retirement in 1995 -1996. Manoj Prabhakar was a fiercly competitive cricketer with a never say die' attitude, and it was this streak in him that made him a feared yet respected opponent in world cricket.

Prabhakar was effective at both Tests and limited overs form of the game. He was a dependable right-hand batsman, whose excellent defence and timed stroke play made him a capable lower-order batsman or even an effective opener. Prabhakar was also an aggressive medium-pacer, adept at swing and deceptive slower deliveries, who could bowl long spells, maintaining his consistency. 
ICC banned him from playing cricket because of the mach fixing scandal. He took 96 wickets (Test) and made record of 157 runs in One day matches. He also played for Durham. In First class cricket he has taken 385 wickets while playing for Delhi. He was very useful for the team as a lower order batsman also. After his retirement from cricket he entered politics and cosmetic business.

Manoj Prabhakar profile

Full nameManoj Prabhakar (Manoj Prabhakar)
Date of Birth15 Apr 1963
Main teamsIndia,Delhi,Durham
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling styleRight-arm medium
Test Debut12 Dec 1984
ODI Debut08 Apr 1984

Average of Batting and Fielding

Test Match39589160012032191654057

Average of Bowling

Test Match396874733581966/1326/9237.32.8877.830

Career statistics

Test Debut India v England, Delhi, 12 Dec 1984  Scorecard
Last Test India v New Zealand, Cuttack, 08 Nov 1995  Scorecard
ODI Debut India v Sri Lanka, 08 Apr 1984  Scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka, Delhi, 02 Mar 1996  Scorecard
Abbreviations: (R - Runs, B - Balls, 4s - Fours, 6s - Sixes, SR - Strike Rate, NB - No Balls, WD - Wide Balls, LB- Leg Byes, O - Overs, M - Maidens, W - Wickets, Econ - Economy Rate, NO - NotOut, Mat - Match, Inns - Innings,HS - High Score,Ave - Average, St - Stumped, ct - Catch, wkts - Wickets, BBI - Best Bowling in inning,BBM - Best bowling in Match, SC - Scorecard, Ext - Extra Runs)

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