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Javagal Srinath

Full Name : Javagal Srinath
Birthday : 31 August 1969
Birth Place : Mysore
Country : India
Batting : Right hand batsman
Bowling : Right arm Fast Medium
ODI Debut : India vs Pakistan, at Sharjah, on 18/10/91
Test Debut : India v Australia at Brisbane, 1st Test, 1991/92

Javagal Srinath is the spearhead of the Indian pace attack and is the only bowler in India to produce the speeds generally associated with West Indian or South African pacemen. After Kapil Dev`s retirement, Srinath broke into the playing XI and since then he has rarely let down the cricket fans in the country. Whether in Test cricket or the limited overs game, whether in making the initial breakthrough with the new ball, breaking up a vital partnership in the middle order or cleaning up the tail, Srinath can always be depended upon to deliver the goods. Bowling with a smooth action, the `Karnataka Express' has been able to extract pace and bounce from even docile wickets. Statistically his Test record is tarnished by his early tours, but he is very much the genuine article who has frequently displayed the entire repertoire of the fast bowler's art - the dipping inswinger, the late outswinger, the deadly yorker, the whistling bouncer. At the same time he has never compromised on the basic qualities of bowling i.e. the line and the length. He has had injury problems in 1997 and 1998, possibly due to over-bowling but has now fully recovered after his shoulder operation. His one-day bowling record is very impressive, and only Dennis Lillee and Waqar Younis have taken 100 wickets in fewer matches. He is also a useful tail-end batter and is capable of scoring runs at a brisk pace. 

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