Kiran More Birthday Special: Kiran More’s name will appear near the summit of any list of the best wicket-keepers India has produced. On September 4, 1962, More was born in Baroda, Gujarat. He went on to play 49 Tests and 94 One-Day Internationals (0DIs) for India. In Tests, he scored 1285 runs and in ODIs, he scored 563 runs. However, his wicket-keeping performance surpasses his batting record.
During the extended version of the game, he received 110 dismissals.
He was credited with 63 catches and 27 stumpings in ODls. Meanwhile, as More turns 58, we examine additional career-related statistics.
During his Test career, the right-handed batsman struck seven half-centuries. Evidently, he never converted any of those fifties into a three-figure score, and his highest SCore remained 73.
More was responsible for six stumpings against the West Indies in a 1988 Test match at Chennai. It is still the record for the most stumpings in a Test match.
Kiran More Birthday Special: A Great Journey
More played 151 first-class matches and 145 List A matches during his career.
During his first-class tenure, he had 303 catches and 63 stumpings. Throughout his List A tenure, he made 97 catches and 41 stumpings.Interestingly, More has previously bowled in Tests. He bowled two overs while conceding 12 runs and no wickets. However, in both his first-class and List A careers, More has taken one wicket.
More’s career in India lasted from 1984 to 1993. In 1984, he made his ODI debut against England in Pune, and two years later, he made his Test debut against the same opponent at Lord’s. More was also designated as the men’s team’s chairman of selectors in 2006.
More was a member of the Indian World Cup squad in 1992. In a match against Pakistan, Javed Miandad made fun of his excessive allure by jumping up and down. More made no significant contributions with the bat in ODIs, while his highest innings in Tests was 73 against New Zealand at Napier in 1990. In 1993, he relinquished his spot on the Indian national team to Baroda teammate Nayan Mongia.
Before hanging up his cleats in 1998, More played for Baroda. He was appointed India’s Chairman of Selectors in 2002 and occupied this position for four years. More joined the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2007, alongside former India captain Kapil Dev and a number of other players, and was immediately prohibited by the BCCI. However, in 2012 he was granted amnesty, allowing him to rejoin the parent cricket organisation.