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Hanuma Vihari first class career: India batsman's outstanding statistics explored

Jordan Carlisle December 17, 2020
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Hanuma Vihari first class career – we take a look at the outstanding domestic statistics which led to the batsman’s selection for the India Test team.

Hanuma Vihari made his first class debut for Hyderabad in a Ranji Trophy fixture against Jharkhand in November 2010.

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He batted at number four in an uneventful draw, scoring 13 in his only innings.

However, his career since then has been outstanding.

Hanuma Vihari first class career

Vihari has made a total of 87 first class appearances, scoring 7022 runs at an average of 58.03.

To date, he’s notched an impressive 21 centuries and 36 fifties, with a mammoth top score of 302* for Andhra against Odisha during the 2017/18 season.

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Vihari has also contributed with the ball on occasion, taking 27 first class wickets with his off-spin at an average of 42.66.

His performances at domestic level earned him opportunities for India A which he capitalised on through more heavy scoring.

In 2018, Vihari made his maiden senior international appearance for India in the 5th Test of a tour of England.

The 27-year-old scored a fifty in that match and has since made eight further Test appearances.

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Vihari is currently with the India squad in Australia as the two sides compete for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and he came into the series in fine form.

Prior to the global health crisis, he scored an unbeaten century for India A in New Zealand as well as a half-century in the second Test against the Blackcaps and despite missing months of cricket in between, he recently recorded his 21st first class century against Australia A in Sydney.

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Jordan has been working for GRV Media since 2018, after completing a Media and Journalism postgraduate degree at the University of Glasgow. Brought up in Belfast, he has a passion for writing and has followed British and European football avidly all his life.