5 unsuccessful Indian cricketers with great statistics

Madhav Apte averaged nearly 50 in Tests (Image Credit: Mid-Day)

3. Jasubhai Patel

Jasubhai Patel’s held the best bowling figures for an Indian bowler at one point

Test Bowling Avg. - 21.96

Gujarat-born off-spinner Jasubhai Patel played 7 Tests for India between the years 1955 and 1960. Patel never really had a consistent run in the Indian Test team and had just 4 Tests under his belt in the first 4 years as an international cricketer.

Jasubhai Patel's greatest moment came along in the year 1959 when he recorded a 14-wicket haul against the touring Australians at Kanpur. This included a phenomenal 9 for 69 in Australia's first innings, the then best figures by an Indian bowler in Tests.

The last Test of the series turned out to be Patel's final one, too, even though he did finish as India's highest wicket-taker with 19 scalps. The career statistics of Jasubhai Patel show that he has 29 wickets in 7 Tests at an average slightly below 22.

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