Govinda Poddar

Govinda Bhaktiranjan Poddar (born 9 September 1991) is an Indian cricketer. Poddar is a right-handed batsman who also bowls right-arm off break. He has played first-class and List A cricket for Odisha.Govinda Poddar is one of those rare cricketers to have scored a hundred on his first class debut. It happened against Baroda in November 2010. Since then he has been a regular in the Odisha Ranji Trophy side. This man from Rourkela was handed over the captaincy for the shorter formats at the start of 2016 and then took over captaincy for the 2016-17 Ranji season. Odisha had a dream run as they made it to the quarter-finals of the tourney after 15 years.[1]

Govinda Poddar
Personal information
Full nameGovinda Bhakti Ranjan Poddar
Born (1991-09-09) 9 September 1991 (age 29)
Rourkela, Odisha, India
NicknameUttam
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2009–presentOdisha, Eastzone, India Red, India A, Board President XI, CAG India
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 71 52 35
Runs scored 3,423 1,680 974
Batting average 31.11 36.52 31.41
100s/50s 7/16 3/12 0/6
Top score 225 136 64
Balls bowled 4,333 1,120 253
Wickets 43 22 13
Bowling average 57.93 39.18 20.00
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 7/102 4/27 3/7
Catches/stumpings 48/– 16/– 12/–
Source: Cricinfo, 8th July 2020

He was the leading run-scorer for Odisha in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 359 runs in six matches.[2] Now he is married to his nursery schoolmate and his long time lover Bandita Sahu.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player profile: Govinda Poddar". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2016/17 - Odisha: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 October 2018.

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