Personal information
Full nameKapil Dev Ram Lal Nikhanj
Born6 January 1959 (age 61)
ChandigarhPunjabIndia
NicknameThe Haryana Hurricane, Paaji
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight arm fast-medium
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National sideIndia (1978–1994)
Test debut (cap 142)16 October 1978 v Pakistan
Last Test19 March 1994 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 25)1 October 1978 v Pakistan
Last ODI17 October 1994 v West Indies
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1975–1992Haryana
1981–1983Northamptonshire
1984–1985Worcestershire

Kapil Dev (1978 -1994) – Kapil Dev was the first Indian captain to have won the World Cup in 1983. He served Indian cricket for 15 years and was highly accorded as one of the best all-round players in the likes of Imran Khan, Botham, and Hadlee. He scored more than 5000 runs in Test and picked 434 wickets.

He was the leading wicket taker for several years after breaking the world record of 433 wickets by Hadlee. His tryst with ODI was equally good with 3783 runs and 253 wickets from 225 matches. His
score of 175 against Zimbabwe in World Cup is regarded as one of the best innings in ODI history.

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