Javagal Srinath


Born: Mysore, Karnataka, India


Javagal Srinath (born 31 August 1969) is an Indian former cricketer and current ICC Match Referee. He is considered among Indias finest fast bowlers and remains the first Indian fast bowler to have taken more than 300 wickets in One Day Internationals. He was a frontline fast bowler for the Indian cricket team until his retirement, being the second Indian pace bowler after Kapil Dev to take 200 Test wickets.Following South Africas tour to India in late 1996, India traveled to South Africa where speed guns were in operation. That was the only series in Srinaths career where authentic speed gun readings were available before his career-threatening rotator-cuff injury of 1997.He took 44 wickets in the 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2003 editions of Cricket World Cups. He is the joint highest wicket taker for India across World Cups, the other being Zaheer Khan who took same number of wickets in 2003, 2007 and 2011 editions. He has taken 8 wickets in second innings Kolkata February 1999 test match India vs Pakistan and he took 35 wickets against South Africa in 6 test matches in 1996 – 1997.

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