Amar Singh (cricketer)

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Amar Singh Ladha Nakum
Personal information
Full nameNakum AmarSingh Ladhabhai
Born(1910-12-04)4 December 1910
Rajkot, Gujarat, British India
Died21 May 1940(1940-05-21) (aged 29)
Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RelationsLadha Ramji (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 1)25 June 1932 v England
Last Test15 August 1936 v England
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 7 92
Runs scored 292 3,344
Batting average 22.46 24.23
100s/50s 0/1 5/18
Top score 51 140*
Balls bowled 2,182 23,689
Wickets 28 506
Bowling average 30.64 18.35
5 wickets in innings 2 42
10 wickets in match 0 14
Best bowling 7/86 8/23
Catches/stumpings 3/– 77/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 9 May 2020

Amar Singh was an Indian cricketer. His full name was Ladhabhai Nakum Amar Singh Lodha. He was a right arm fast bowler and an effective lower order batsman. Amar Singh was the first Indian to receive a test cap. He was born in Rajkot, Gujarat on 4 December 1910.[1]

Amar Singh played for the Indian cricket team, Hindus cricket team and various teams in the first class cricket matches. He took 28 wickets and scored 292 runs in 7 Test cricket matches, playing for the Indian cricket team.

Amar Singh died due to typhoid on May 21 1940 in Jamnagar, Gujarat.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Amar Singh". Cricinfo.