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Stuart Terence Roger Binny (born 3 June 1984) International Indian cricketer, who plays for One Day Internationals, Twenty20 Internationals, and Tests. He plays for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

Roger Binny
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Personal information
Full nameRoger Michael Humphrey Binny
Born (1955-07-19) 19 July 1955 (age 63)
BattingRight-handed batsman
BowlingRight-arm fast medium
RoleAll Rounder
RelationsStuart Binny (son)
Mayanti Langer (daughter in law)
Domestic team information
2007–2009Hyderabad Heroes
2010Mumbai Indians
2011–2015; 2018–presentRajasthan Royals (squad no. 84)
2016–2017Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 84)
2017Belagavi Panthers
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 6 14 79 82
Runs scored 194 230 3,935 1,308
Batting average 21.55 28.75 33.63 23.78
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 9/17 0/7
Top score 78 77 189 77
Balls bowled 450 490 654 2,955
Wickets 3 20 124 80
Bowling average 86.00 21.95 32.56 32.05
5 wickets in innings - 1 3 0
10 wickets in match - n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 2/24 6/4 5/49 4/6
Catches/stumpings 4/– 3/– 30/– 22/–
Source: Cricinfo, 18 August 2017


Family and backgroundEdit

Binny was the first Anglo-Indian to play cricket for India.[1] His son, Stuart Binny, is following in his footsteps, having played state cricket for Karnataka cricket team, and international cricket for the India national cricket team.


Roger Binny, as he is known, was a cricket all-rounder who is best known for his impressive bowling performance in the 1983 Cricket World Cup where he was the highest wicket-taker (18 wickets), and in the 1985 World Series Cricket Championship in Australia where he repeated this feat (17 wickets).

Binny started his international career on his home ground, the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore in the first Test of the 1979 home series against Pakistan. Against bowlers of the calibre of Imran Khan and Sarfraz Nawaz, he performed creditably in his debut match scoring 46 runs. He was a useful swing bowler and one of the better fielders in the Indian team of that time.[2]

His Test career was not stellar, but he and fellow Pace bowler Karsan Ghavri were helpful in getting the shine off the new ball before India's famous spin bowlers (Bishen Singh Bedi, Chandrashekhar, Prasanna and Ventatraghavan) could take over. Binny and Ghavri (along with wicket keeper Syed Kirmani) were also credited with saving many test matches for India. When the top batting order collapsed, Binny could be counted to hold the batting down so as to avoid innings defeats or drag the match to a draw. Binny however came into his own in the World Cup. The wickets suited his medium-pace, and in tandem with Madan Lal, and led by the inspirational Kapil Dev, he helped India win their first World Cup title.

Binny is currently serving as an Office Bearer at the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA). He appeared as the in-house cricket expert for national news channel – NewsX, during the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. On 27 September 2012, Binny was appointed as one of the five members of the selection panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.[3]

International awardsEdit

One Day International CricketEdit

Man of the Match awardsEdit

No. Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Australia County Ground, Chelmsford 20 June 1983 21 (32 balls: 2x4); 8–2–29–4, 1 ct.   India won by 118 runs.[4]


  1. ^ [1] Archived 15 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Sundaresan, p. 36.
  3. ^ "Sandeep Patil named chief selector, Amarnath dropped". NDTV. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  4. ^ "1983 Prudential World Cup – 23rd Match – Australia v India – Chelmsford".


  • Sundaresan, P.N. "India's Internationals Keen to be Tested", ABC Cricket Book: New Zealand, India in Australia 1980-81, ed. McGilvray, A., Australian Broadcasting Commission: Sydney. ISBN 0 642 97549 3.