Farokh Engineer

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Farokh Engineer
Personal information
Full name Farokh Maneksha Engineer
Born (1938-02-25) 25 February 1938 (age 80)
Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Legbreak
Role Wicket-keeper, batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 102) 1 December 1961 v England
Last Test 23 January 1975 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 3) 13 July 1974 v England
Last ODI 14 June 1975 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 46 5 335 160
Runs scored 2611 114 13436 3008
Batting average 31.08 38.00 29.52 23.31
100s/50s 2/16 0/1 13/69 0/12
Top score 121 54* 192 93
Balls bowled - - 132 -
Wickets - - 1 -
Bowling average - - 117.00 -
5 wickets in innings - - 0 -
10 wickets in match - n/a 0 -
Best bowling - - 1/40 -
Catches/stumpings 66/16 3/1 704/120 159/31
Source: CricInfo, 6 August 2013

Farokh Maneksha Engineer About this soundpronunciation  (born 25 February 1938) is a former Indian cricketer. He played 46 Tests for India, and he played first-class cricket for Bombay in India from 1959 to 1975 and for Lancashire in England from 1968 to 1976.

Early life

Engineer is from a Parsi family.[1] He studied at Podar College, Matunga. He can speak Marathi and Gujarati.[2]

Cricket career

His active international career started in 1961 and continued to 1975, and he was India's first-choice wicket-keeper for most of that period, keeping wicket for the spin quartet of Bedi, Prasanna, Chandrasekhar and Venkataraghavan. He was also a highly useful, stylish and very aggressive batsman, scoring two Test centuries.

He was the wicket keeper for the "Rest of the World" team that played matches against England in 1970 and against Australia in 1971-72. He played for Lancashire in the match against Derbyshire at Park Road, Buxton in June 1975 in which play was famously stopped due to snow. Following in the footsteps of Keith Miller and Denis Compton, Engineer was the first Indian cricketer to endorse Brylcreem and was known as a 'Brylcreem Boy'.

He was Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year in 1965,[citation needed] and he was awarded the Padma Shri in 1973.[3]

He is currently a match referee in the Indian Premier League.[citation needed]

International awards

One Day International Cricket

Man of the Match awards

No. Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result


East Africa

CEAT's life time achievement award

Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds 11 June 1975


 India won by 10 wickets.[4]


  1. ^ Shiamak Unwalla (30 July 2015). "12 Parsis who played Test cricket for India". Cricket Country.
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame: Farokh Engineer". Parsi Khabar. 3 November 2006.
  3. ^ http://dashboard-padmaawards.gov.in/?Name=engineer
  4. ^ "1975 Prudential World Cup - 6th Match - East Africa v India - Leeds".

External links

  • Farokh Engineer at ESPNcricinfo
  • Farokh Engineer at CricketArchive (subscription required)

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