Hemang Kamal Badani
(born 14 November 1976 in Madras
, Tamil Nadu
) is a former Indian cricketer
. He is a left-handed middle order batsman and left arm slow bowler. He has a batting average of the near 30s and strike rate in the 70s in One Day Internationals
. In Test cricket
, he has been less successful only playing four international matches with a poor average of 15, after failing to establish himself. He played for a period in the breakaway Indian Cricket League
for the Chennai Superstars
team. Therefore, he was ruled ineligible for mainstream cricket with Tamil Nadu
and India during this time.
His most famous innings
was the ODI
in the 2000-2001 series at Pune
, where he scored his maiden century
. Sourav Ganguly
, the then captain played Badani consistently for two more tours, mostly as middle-lower order batting all rounder
who bowled left arm orthodox spin
. He made several appearances before he was dropped from the ODI team in 2004.
In 2007, Badani signed up for the Indian Cricket League
. He quit the ICL in 2009 and made himself available for selection for the Indian Premier League
, domestic cricket, and consideration for the Indian national cricket team after one year of quitting the ICL.
On January 27, 2010 he along with Tamil Nadu all-rounder C Ganapthy were selected by the Chennai Super Kings
for the 2010 Indian Premier League
but was not chosen in any of the matches.