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Sanjay Bangar

Sanjay Bangar
Personal information
Born (1972-10-11) 11 October 1972
Beed, Maharashtra, India
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 240) 3 December, 2001 v England
Last Test 19 December, 2002 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 141) 25 January, 2002 v England
Last ODI 24 January, 2004 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
1993–2014 Railways
2008 Deccan Chargers
2009 Kolkata Knight Riders
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 12 15 165 112
Runs scored 470 180 8,349 2,560
Batting average 29.37 13.84 33.13 26.66
100s/50s 1/3 -/1 13/49 3/15
Top score 100* 57* 212 139
Balls bowled 762 442 21,837 4,264
Wickets 7 7 300 92
Bowling average 49.00 54.85 31.13 38.40
5 wickets in innings 9 -
10 wickets in match n/a 1 -
Best bowling 2/23 2/39 6/41 4/35
Catches/stumpings 4/- 4/- 143/- 31/-
Source: cricinfo, 7 September, 2014

Sanjay Bapusaheb Bangar     (born 11 October 1972 in Beed, Maharashtra) is a former Indian cricketer. [1] He was an all-rounder and had represented India in Tests and One Day Internationals. He is current batting coach of Indian cricket team since August 2014.


  • Playing career 1
  • Coaching career 2
  • Test century 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Playing career

Bangar began his career playing in the youth teams of Maharashtra and Mumbai, but at state level he made his name representing Railways who he has played for since the 1993–94 season. He often opened both the bowling and batting for Railways with his medium-pace bowling and sound defensive batting technique.[2]

In the 2000–01 season, Railways reached the final of the Ranji Trophy where they lost to Baroda. The following season, they went one better and defeated Baroda to win the competition. Bangar's performances had caught the eyes of the selectors and he was called up to the Indian squad for their matches against England in the 2001–02 season.[3]

In only his second Test, he scored 100 not out against Zimbabwe at Nagpur batting at number 7. In the 2002 tour of England, he was promoted to open the innings at Headingley after some poor performances by Wasim Jaffer. He responded with his most important innings for India and made a patient 68 on the first day in an invaluable partnership with Rahul Dravid in difficult swinging and seaming conditions. Later on in the same match he also chipped in with two important wickets to set up a rare innings victory for India away from home.

Bangar was named as part of India's squad for the 2003 Cricket World Cup, but his performances for India began to tail off, and he made his final appearance for his country in 2004, appearing in 12 Test matches and 15 One Day Internationals in all.[4]

He later became the captain of Railways and led them to another Ranji Trophy victory in 2004–05. He represented Deccan Chargers in the IPL first season. He played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2009 IPL. His introduction to KKR led difference between captain Sourav Ganguly and coach John Buchanan.

In January 2013, Bangar announced his retirement after 20 year seasons.[5] An article by Sanjay Bangar was featured in the 2012 book Rahul Dravid: Timeless Steel

Coaching career

He had coached India A. He worked with the Kochi Tuskers as batting coach in 2010. He was in race to replace Pravin Amre as head coach of Mumbai cricket team.

In January 2014, Banger was named assistant coach of Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2014. Later he was promoted to head coach during the season and coached them to final of season where they lost to Kolkata Knight Raiders.[6]

In August 2014, he was named batting coach of India after embarrassing Test series defeat to England.[7]

Test century

Sanjay Banger's Test Century
No. Score Match Against Venue City Year Result
1 100* 22  Zimbabwe Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground Nagpur 2002 Won


  1. ^ """Bangar calls it quits, says "time is right. Wisden India. 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Profile: Sanjay Bangar". Sky Sports. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Vasu, Anand (28 November 2001). "Indian team undergoes major revamp before England tour". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Amol Karhadkar (1 January 2013). "Sanjay Bangar retires from first-class cricket". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  5. ^ """Bangar calls it quits, says "time is right. Wisden India. 2 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Bangar named Kings XI's coach
  7. ^ Shastri named director of cricket for England ODIs

External links

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