Mahendra Nagamootoo

Mahendra Veeren Nagamootoo (மகேந்திர வீரன் நாகமுத்து) (born October 9, 1975) is a former cricketer for Guyana and the West Indies[1] and of Tamil Indo-Guyanese ethnicity.

Mahendra Nagamootoo
Personal information
Full nameMahendra Veeren Nagamootoo
Born (1975-10-09) 9 October 1975 (age 45)
Whim, Berbice, Guyana
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingLeg break
RelationsRohan Kanhai (uncle)
Alvin Kallicharran (uncle)
Vishal Nagamootoo (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut31 August 2000 v England
Last Test9 October 2002 v India
ODI debut16 July 2000 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI3 December 2002 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1994–2009Guyana
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 5 24 102 107
Runs scored 185 162 2,587 719
Batting average 26.42 13.50 19.02 17.53
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 1/7 0/1
Top score 68 33 100 63
Balls bowled 1,494 1,189 24,801 5,382
Wickets 12 18 370 142
Bowling average 53.08 55.44 29.22 25.11
5 wickets in innings 0 0 13 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 2 0
Best bowling 3/119 4/32 7/76 5/23
Catches/stumpings 2/– 6/– 79/– 36/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 24 October 2010

In 2005, Nagamootoo took the most wickets (12) for Guyana, winning a regional 50-over title against Barbados at Bourda.[2]

He and his brother have sponsored cricket tournaments in their hometown of Whim, Guyana.[3][4] In 2019, he was inducted into the Berbice Cricket Board's hall of fame.[5]

FamilyEdit

Nagamootoo is the nephew of both Rohan Kanhai and Alvin Kallicharan; two of the best ever West Indian batsmen of Indian descent. Nagamootoo has a brother Vishal, who plays cricket for Guyana.

He is the nephew of Moses Nagamootoo, a politician for the Alliance for Change party.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nagamootoo grabs five-wicket haul in Trinidad". Stabroek News. 2011-03-23. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  2. ^ "Analysis: Decoding the Guyana Jaguars Super50 squad". News Room Guyana. 2020-12-23. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  3. ^ "Nagamootoos, Deonarine throw support behind BCB". Stabroek News. 2021-01-10. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  4. ^ "Hetmyer commits to sponsoring three competitions in Berbice". News Room Guyana. 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  5. ^ "Kanhai declared greatest Berbice senior cricketer". Stabroek News. 2019-09-21. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  6. ^ "Mahendra Nagamootoo joins AFC". Stabroek News. 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2021-02-12.