Sameer Dighe

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Sameer Dighe
Personal information
Full name Sameer Sudhakar Dighe
Born (1968-10-08) 8 October 1968 (age 50)
Bombay, Maharashtra
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling n/a
Role Wicketkeeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 236) March 18, 2001 v Australia
Last Test August 29, 2001 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 128) January 10, 2000 v Pakistan
Last ODI August 5, 2001 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 48
Domestic team information
Years Team
1990-2001 Mumbai (squad no. 48)
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC List A
Matches 6 23 83 107
Runs scored 141 256 3958 1379
Batting average 15.66 23.27 35.98 22.60
100s/50s -/- -/1 10/19 -/8
Top score 47 94* 153 94*
Balls bowled - - 24 -
Wickets - - - -
Bowling average - - - -
5 wickets in innings - - - -
10 wickets in match - n/a - -
Best bowling - - -
Catches/stumpings 12/2 19/5 243/35 121/40
Source: [1], April 24 2016

Sameer Dighe About this soundpronunciation  (born 8 October 1968, in Bombay - now Mumbai) is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper. His main chance at international cricket did not come until the 1999–2000 season, at which time he was 31 years of age.

Domestic career

Dighe made his First-class debut for Mumbai cricket team against Gujarat cricket team during the 1990-91 Ranji Trophy season where he scored 107 runs and finished season with 440 runs in 6 innings at an average of 73.33 with one half-century and two hundreds. He played 58 matches for Mumbai cricket team in which he took 176 catches and did 23 stumping's and scored 3,054 runs.[1] He was also captain for 1999–00 Ranji Trophy.

International career

On the final day of the Third Test against Australia in Chennai, Dighe made an unbeaten 22 on debut, after a collapse during the run-chase, guiding the Indians securing a historic 2-1 series win. Sourav Ganguly later said that Dighe was to become the first-choice wicket-keeper for the country, but numerous wicket-keeping errors lead to his replacement.[2][3][4][5]

Coaching career

Dighe later entered coaching, serving as head coach of Hong Kong at the 2007 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament replacing Robin Singh. He was coach of Tripura cricket team from 2006 to 2008 as well as fielding coach of Mumbai Indians during 2008 Indian Premier League but was replaced by Jonty Rhodes.[6][7]

Later, he was named as selector of Mumbai cricket team in 2009.[8]


  1. ^ Sameer Dighe: 8 interesting things to know about the former Indian stumper
  2. ^ Story of how a young MS Dhoni was denied a chance for an early India debut
  3. ^ Few surprise changes in Indian squad for tri series
  4. ^ India 'A' - a slow day on a slow pitch
  5. ^ The Greatest Test Ever
  6. ^ Thriller in Agartala
  7. ^ Hong Kong seek new coach
  8. ^ Dighe appointed Mumbai selector

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