ICC Hall of Fame

Kapil Dev
Inducted: 2010 | Career: 1978 - 1994



Undoubtedly India's greatest fast-bowling allrounder, and captain of their 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup win, Kapil Dev will forever be etched into Indian cricket folklore. In the Test arena, he racked up 5,248 runs, while also taking 434 wickets, a former World Record.

Player Bio

Born on January 6, 1959, Kapil Dev is by far the best fast-bowling all-rounder India has ever produced. Along with Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee, Kapil Dev was considered the greatest all-rounder of his time. Kapil was India's strike bowler for close to 15 years, taking 434 wickets in Test cricket, a world record at the time. In 1983, Kapil captained India to their first World Cup win in England, playing arguably the greatest One-Day International innings along the way when he scored an unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe. In an international career that spanned over 16 years, Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs. He has since been a businessman and TV commentator, while serving as coach of the Indian cricket team for a period in the late-1990s.

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6 Jan 1959
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Date of debut:
1 Oct 1978