Sunil Joshi

Sunil Joshi

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Sunil Bandacharya Joshi () (born June 6, 1970, Gadag, Karnataka) is a former Indian cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls slow left arm spin and bats left-handed. He used to travel 40 miles to Hubli each morning for practice, and then return to his native town of Gadag in time for school. Such was his desire and passion for cricket.

Joshi played both Test and One Day International cricket for India between 1996 and 2001. His usual role in the team was to provide runs from the lower order and act as a secondary spin bowler to support the likes of Anil Kumble. Despite being a regular in the national team during this period, he was not selected for the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

His most famous bowling performance for India came in an ODI match against South Africa in the LG Cup in 1999. He returned figures of 10-6-6-5 helping India to victory in that match . Three years later, the performance was rated in the Wisden 100 as the seventh best ODI bowling performance to that date. However, South Africa won the LG Cup after Joshi's ten overs in the final cost 55 runs, India conceded 235 for nine in 50 overs, and were bowled out for 209 with Joshi making 18.

At state level he played for Karnataka throughout his career. In the 1995-96 season of the Ranji Trophy he achieved the impressive double of scoring 500 runs and capturing 50 wickets. He also played briefly for the Bedfordshire County Cricket Club in England during the 2004 season.

Joshi represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in...
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