Laxman Sivaramakrishnan Life History and Career

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan was one of the most talented spin masters of the Indian cricket team. His bowling spell bamboozled the opponent team paving the path to victory.

Personal Information

Name Laxmanan Sivaramakrishnan
Nickname Siva
Born 31 December 1965 (age 51)
Place of Birth Madras, India
Batting style Right- handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm leg break and googly
National Team India

Career Statistics

Tests First-Class
Matches 9 76
Runs scored 130 1802
Batting average 16.25 25.02
100s/50s 0/0 5/3
Top score 25 130
Balls bowled 2367 10,436
Wickets 26 154
Bowling average 44.03 38.49
5 wickets in innings 3 6
10 wickets in match 1 1
Best bowling 6/64 7/28
Catches/stumpings 9 60

International Career

Test Debut vs West Indies at Antigua Recreation Ground, Apr 28, 1983
Last Test vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Jan 02, 1986
ODI debut vs Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Feb 20, 1985
Last ODI  vs Zimbabwe at Wankhede Stadium, Oct 17, 1987


Wife Hirani

 Career Graph

His glorious career began at an early age of 12. The attention focused on him for his 7 wicket haul in lieu of 2 runs in the Madras interschool championship game. From that period his successful journey of cricket career began. At the age of 16 he played wonderful spells in domestic cricket shining in matches like Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy. He was also the youngest of the Under 19 Indian squad that went on the Sri Lanka tour in 1980 under the captaincy of Ravi Shastri. His international career began in 1982/83 when he was seleted for the Pakistan and later West Indies tour. His most memorable spells were 6 for 64 and 6 for 117 against England in a test match played in Bombay.  Siva’s leg spinning bowling proved to be a game changer. Currently he is one of the most reputed cricket commentators.

Author: Akash

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