Sunil Joshi

Sunil Bandacharya Joshi (About this soundpronunciation ; born 6 June 1970) is an Indian former cricketer and current National Selector of the Indian National Cricket Team. He is an all-rounder who bowls slow left arm spin and bats left-handed. Sunil Joshi was appointed as Chief Selector of the India national cricket team on 4 March 2020.

Sunil Joshi
Sunil Joshi in 2013.jpg
Joshi in 2013
Personal information
Full nameSunil Bandacharya Joshi
Born (1969-06-06) 6 June 1969 (age 52)
Gadag, Mysore State, India
BattingLeft-hand bat
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
RoleAll rounder, Coach
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 202)6 June 1996 v England
Last Test25 November 2000 v Zimbabwe
ODI debut (cap 98)1 September 1996 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI28 March 2001 v Australia
Domestic team information
2008Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 15 69 160 163
Runs scored 352 584 5,129 1,729
Batting average 20.70 17.17 26.71 19.64
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 4/26 0/5
Top score 92 61* 118 64
Balls bowled 3,451 3386 38,251 8,164
Wickets 41 69 615 192
Bowling average 35.85 36.36 25.12 29.13
5 wickets in innings 1 1 31 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 5 n/a
Best bowling 5/142 5/6 7/29 5/6
Catches/stumpings 7/– 19/– 88/– 46/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 30 November 2015

Early lifeEdit

Joshi was born in a Hindu family[1] on 6 June 1970 in Gadag, Karnataka, India.[2] He used to travel 40 miles (64 km) to Hubballi each morning for practice, and then returned to his native town of Gadag in time for school. Such was his desire and passion for cricket.

Domestic careerEdit

At state level he played for Karnataka throughout his career. In the 1995–96 season of the Ranji Trophy he achieved the impressive double of scoring 500 runs and capturing 50 wickets. He also played briefly for the Bedfordshire County Cricket Club in England during the 2004 season.

Joshi represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2008 and 2009 season of the Indian Premier League and was under contract till 2010.

On 21 June 2012, Joshi formally announced his retirement from International as well as First-class cricket.[3]

International careerEdit

Joshi played both Test and One Day International cricket for India between 1996 and 2001. His usual role in the team was to provide runs from the lower order and act as a secondary spin bowler to support the likes of Anil Kumble. Despite being a regular in the national team during this period, he was not selected for the 1999 Cricket World Cup.[citation needed]

His most famous bowling performance for India came in an ODI match against South Africa in the LG Cup in 1999. He returned figures of 10–6–6–5 helping India to victory in that match.[4] Three years later, the performance was rated in the Wisden 100 as the seventh best ODI bowling performance to that date.[citation needed]

Coaching careerEdit

Joshi has taken up the cricket coach. He has coached for Hyderabad cricket team[5] and much recently is a coach for Jammu & Kashmir cricket team.[6] Joshi even tasted early success with J&K by beating the Ranji giants Mumbai cricket team, in the prelim rounds of Ranji Trophy in 2014/15. Earlier, he coached his team to enter Super league Ranji Trophy Quarter-finals in his debut season as coach from Plate. Hyderabad team is in Second round of Vijay Hazare Trophy.

In December 2015, Joshi was named the spin bowling coach of Oman cricket team ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 that is to be played in India in March 2016.[7]

In July 2016, Joshi was named as head coach of Assam cricket team next two Ranji Trophy season. He replace his state mate Sanath Kumar as head coach of Assam cricket team.

In August 2017, Joshi was named as spin bowling consultant of Bangladesh cricket team. In July 2019, he was appointed as the spin bowling coach of the United States national cricket team on a short-term basis.[8]

He was appointed as spin bowling coach for Kings XI Punjab

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 4 March 2020 announced the appointment of former India spinner Sunil Joshi as the new chief selector of Indian men's cricket team.[9]


  1. ^ Kanak Mani Dixit (11 September 2012). The Southasian Sensibility: A Himal Reader. SAGE Publications. p. 176. ISBN 978-8132116974. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  2. ^ "'A born cricketer', Joshi shines on home". Times of India. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  3. ^ Sunil Joshi to retire. (19 June 2012). Retrieved on 2016-06-17.
  4. ^ 2nd Match: India v South Africa at Nairobi (Gym), 26 September 1999 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved on 17 June 2016.
  5. ^ Sunil Joshi appointed Hyderabad coach. (3 October 2011). Retrieved on 2016-06-17.
  6. ^ Joshi replaces Bedi as J&K coach. Retrieved on 17 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Sunil Joshi appointed Oman spin-bowling coach". ESPNcricinfo. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  8. ^ "USA Cricket Announces New National Team Coaching Structure". USA Cricket. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  9. ^ "BCCI Appoints Sunil Joshi As New Chief Selector Of Indian Men's Cricket Team". BCCI.

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