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Munaf Musa Patel

Munaf Musa Patel was born on 12 July 1983, Ikhar, Gujarat , India is an Indian cricketer who has also participated in the West Zone in the Duleep Trophy and Gujarat Mumbai Cricket squad and Maharashtra cricket squad.
Intuitive to a Muslim family, Patel foremost achieved fame in 2003 at the period of 20 before he had even played first class cricket for Gujarat, when he was provoked to the MRF Pace foundation in Chennai by the Indian chairman of selectors Kiran More. There he engrossed the attention of calling Australian skipper Steve Waugh, and the executive Dennis Lillee, an ex- Australian fast bowler, with his unrefined pace. On the other hand, with the backing of Sachin Tendulakar was confined by Mumbai in a relocate deal, in behind schedule 2003, exclusive of ever representing his indigenous Gujarat.

In 2004, he resisted with injuries, and was disparaged by India A Coach Sandeep Patil, who alleged that he had an intellectual dilemma dealing with his injuries. He was also sent to Australian Institute of Sport for bio-mechanical scrutiny on his bowling action, to recover its effectiveness. In August 2005, he reassigned to Maharashtra, and after taking 10 wickets in opposition to England in a tour game for the Board President's XI, he was satisfied with his mixture in the Indian Test team for the 2nd Test in opposition to England in Mohali, when he made his Test first appearance.
Patel witnessed the figures of 7/97 on entrance, including a striking 4/25 in the second innings and confirmed a facility to rock the ball in equal directions.

In the 2005-2006 Test Series in opposition to West Indies, Munaf proved he was debatably the fastest bowler in India, bowling on a regular basis at paces of over 85mph and has fashioned balls at a speed over the 90 mph spot. On the other hand, more striking than his skill to bowl at a very fast rate has been his control, a skill missing in recent Indian fast bowlers. In the West Indies, still, Munaf suffered the discomfiture of being strike for 6 fours in an over by Ramnaresh Sarwan. Patel fell diminutive of the record of surrendering the majority runs off an over by 4 runs.

In the second game of the DLF Cup in Malaysia, Munaf came up with extraordinary figures of 3/54 in opposition to Australia, opting up the wickets of Phil Jacques, Michael Clarke and Stuart Clark. In the ultimate fixture of the identical tournament, he discharged Australian skipper Ricky Ponting for presently 4, on the way to 1/32 off 9 overs.

In the first contest of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy in opposition to England, Munaf Patel again bent impressive figures of 3/18 - winning the game for India and attaining the man of the match award.

He was an element of the Indian2007 Cricket World Cup team which botched to advance from the cluster stage and played for the duration of India's One-day International sequence in opposition to Bangladesh abruptly after the tournament before playing 2 sports in England in August 2007. He took four wickets ahead of being ruled out of the residue of the sequence all the way through grievance. He was afterward left out of the group to participate Pakistan in November even though was reminded to the Test team subsequent injuries to R.P Singh and S.Sreesanth.

He was preferred for the 2009 trip to Sri Lanka and played in the opening game He bowled five wicketless overs for 32 runs. He then selected up a groin injury before the second contest and was swapped in the team by Lakshmipathy Balaji.

He was brought flipside into the ODI team for India's last preliminary sequence ahead of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, with the sequence taking position in South Africa. Subsequent to India was crushed moderately handily in the first game; they completed only 190 when M S Dhoni opt to bat first in the second game. on the other hand, Patel put in a Man of the Match performance to return own best figures of 4/29 off nine overs, taking the ultimate wicket of Wayne Parnell to lead India to a fantastic 1-run victory, India's first in opposition to South Africa in South Africa ever since 2003. He was in due course named to India's World Cup team.

In India's first World Cup contest in opposition to Bangladesh, Patel again took four wickets, even though with India protecting a comfortable 370 from their innings. In the game in opposition to England, Patel's 'circus catch' off his own bowling to sack Kevin Pietersen broke up a fearsome opening partnership in a game which England and India would in due course tie. He played an imperative responsibility in the India Pakistan semi-final game at Mohali where he performed in good health and also played in the title fight of the World Cup.

He is a component of Mumbai Indians arrangement after three seasons with Rajasthan Royals.

Nickname Muke, Munna
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style ight arm medium-fast
Role Bowler

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 14 6 60 15* 7.50 142 42.25 0 0 8 1 6 0
ODIs 70 27 16 74 15 6.72 112 66.07 0 0 7 1 11 0
T20Is 3 1 0 0 0 0.00 1 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 54 62 21 617 78 15.04 891 69.24 0 1 13 0
List A 117 44 22 166 28 7.54 0 0 27 0
Twenty20 50 11 5 37 23* 6.16 34 108.82 0 0 5 0 10 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 25 2658 1349 35 4/25 7/97 38.54 3.04 75.9 1 0 0
ODIs 70 67 3154 2603 86 4/29 4/29 30.26 4.95 36.6 3 0 0
T20Is 3 3 60 86 4 2/25 2/25 21.50 8.60 15.0 0 0 0
First-class 54 9839 4661 192 6/50 24.27 2.84 51.2 12 7 1
List A 117 5379 4237 145 4/21 4/21 29.22 4.72 37.0 4 0 0
Twenty20 50 50 1045 1266 60 5/21 5/21 21.10 7.26 17.4 0 1 0