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Danish Kaneria
Personal information
Full name Danish Prabha Shanker Kaneria
Born 16 December 1980 (1980-12-16) (age 39)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm leg break
Test debut (cap 163) 29 November 2000 v England
Last Test 31 July 2010 v England
ODI debut (cap 140) 31 October 2001 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 21 March 2007 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
1998 National Shipping Corporation
1999–2002 Karachi Whites
1999 Pakistan Reserves cricket team
1999–2012 Habib Bank Limited
2004 Karachi
2004–2010 Essex
2004 Karachi Blues
2005–2010 Karachi Zebras
2007 Karachi Harbour
2008 Sindh
2008 Baluchistan Bears
2010 Sindh Dolphins
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 61 18 206 167
Runs scored 360 12 1,911 379
Batting average 7.05 6.00 10.67 9.24
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1
Top score 29 6* 65 64
Balls bowled 17,697 854 53,837 8,280
Wickets 261 15 1,023 262
Bowling average 34.79 45.53 26.18 22.69
5 wickets in innings 15 0 71 8
10 wickets in match 2 0 12 0
Best bowling 7/77 3/31 8/59 7/39
Catches/stumpings 18/– 2/– 71/– 33/–
Source: CricketArchive, 21 February 2014

Danish Prabha Shanker Kaneria (born 16 December 1980) is a Pakistani cricketer who has been banned for life for his involvement in spot-fixing.

Previously, he represented the Pakistani national side at Test and One Day International (ODI) between 2000 and 2010. A right-arm leg spinner known for his well-disguised googly. He is fourth on the list of bowlers with most Test wickets for Pakistan, behind only fast bowlers Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Imran Khan. Kaneria was the second Hindu after Anil Dalpat, and seventh non-Muslim overall to represent Pakistan in international cricket.

Kaneria played 61 Test matches for Pakistan and took 261 wickets at an average of 34.79. He represented the team only in 18 ODIs taking 15 wickets with an average over 45. In Test cricket, Kaneria's best bowling performance in an innings was seven wickets for 77 runs whereas his best performance in a match was 12 wickets for 94 runs, both against Bangladesh. He also took 15 five-wicket hauls in Test cricket, and achieved seven and six wickets in an innings on four and three different occasions respectively. He took ten wickets or more in a match on two different occasions, once against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka each.Kaneria never played Twenty20 International matches (T20I) for Pakistan. He played 206 first-class matches, 167 List A (LA) and 65 Twenty20 matches during his career. Kaneria also played in English county cricket during 2004 and 2010 representing Essex County Cricket Club.

After allegations of being involved in spot fixing, Kaneria was given a lifetime ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), preventing him from playing in matches under their jurisdiction. He subsequently filed an appeal against the ban, but this was rejected in July 2013.

In October 2018, Kaneria admitted to his involvement in 2009 spot-fixing scandal.

External links

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