ICC Hall of Fame

Bishan Bedi
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1966 - 1979



Over a Test career spanning 12 years, Bishan Bedi collected 266 wickets at an average of 28.71 and 14 five-wicket hauls. Many consider him the greatest conventional slow-left-arm bowler of all time, using subtle variations to claim wickets.

Player Bio

Born on September 25, 1946, Bishan Singh Bedi was possibly the greatest conventional left-arm spinner in history. Bedi is a former India captain who, before Anil Kumble, was India's leading wicket-taker in Tests among spinners. Bedi played 67 Test matches bagging 266 wickets with a bowling average of 28.71. His tryst with One-Day Internationals wasn’t as lucrative, as he picked up seven wickets in ten games at an unflattering average of 48.57. In first-class cricket, he remains the most successful Indian bowler ever, with 1,560 wickets against his name. Since retirement, he has served as coach of the Indian cricket team and has been a vocal critic of illegal bowling actions in the game.

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25 Sep 1946
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Date of debut:
31 Dec 1966