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Gundibail Rama Sunderam About this soundpronunciation  (29 March 1930, Udupi – 20 June 2010, Mumbai) was a former Indian cricketer who played in 2 Tests in 1955.

G. R. Sunderam
Cricket information
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 47
Runs scored 3 558
Batting average - 14.68
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 3* 52
Balls bowled 396 6940
Wickets 3 127
Bowling average 55.33 26.10
5 wickets in innings - 3
10 wickets in match - 1
Best bowling 2/46 6/64
Catches/stumpings -/- 23/-
Source: [1]

G.R. Sunderam was a right arm fast medium bowler and a right hand batsman. He underwent training in the cricket school run by Alf Gover in 1953.[1] He represented India in the unofficial 'Test' against the Silver Jubilee Overseas Cricket team later that year before appearing in Ranji matches.

His two Test matches were against New Zealand in 1955-56. He took one of the two wickets when New Zealand made 450 for 2 in the Delhi Test and two more wickets in the next one. But the presence of medium pacers like G. S. Ramchand and Dattu Phadkar, who were much better batsmen, limited his chances.

Sunderam represented Bombay and Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy. His son Pradeep Sunderam opened the bowling for Rajasthan in the 1980s and once took 10 wickets in an innings.[2]

Sunderam was born to a Billava (Poojary) family in Udipi in Southern Karnataka .[3]

Sunderam died 20 June 2010 in Mumbai aged 80.[4]


  1. ^ Sujit Mukherjee, Playing for India, Orient Longman (1988), p. 61
  2. ^ Rajasthan v Vidharbha, 1985-86
  3. ^ Richard Cashman, Patrons, players, and the crowd, Orient Longman (1980), p.189. Cashman actually puts his mother tongue as 'Kannada(Tulu)'
  4. ^ Former Test Cricketer, Mangalorean G R Sundaram Passes Away

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