Biography, Profile and Career of Indian Cricketer Nari Contractor


This article provides the information regarding the Profile, Biography and cricket career of a former Indian Cricketer and test captain Nari Contractor. Here is also provided the cricket records of this player in batting. This left hand batsman has a very good record but his career stops when he got a dangerous injury while batting and had to admitted in a hospital.

Biography and Cricket Career of Nari Contractor


Nari Contractor is a left hand batsman and former Indian Test Team Captain. A very good opening batsman, but due to an injury during a match where he was stuck on his skull by the ball while batting and his life was in danger for a time. And after that he never played for India in Test Matches.

Nari Contractor started his Cricket Career by playing in a First Class Cricket by playing for Gujarat Team and got Centuries in the both innings of his debut match. His International Career started in year 1955 when he played against New Zealand in Mumbai. He made his only Test Hundred against Australia in 1959-60.

Later he also become the Captain of the Indian Test Team, at that time he was the youngest Captain from India at the age of 26. It was under his captaincy India win a series against England.

Profile of Nari Contractor


Full Name : Nariman Jamshedji Contractor
Date of Birth : 7th March, 1934
Birth Place : Godhra (Gujarat), India
Batting Style : Left Hand Batsman
Bowling Style : Right Arm Medium Pace Bowler
Teams : India, Gujarat, Railways

Cricket Records of Nari Contractor


Bowling Record
  • Test Matches - 31 Matches, 186 Balls, 80 Runs, 1 Wicket, 80.00 Average

  • First Class Cricket - 138 Matches, 2026 Balls, 1040 Runs, 26 Wickets, 40.00 Average


Batting Record
  • Test Matches - 31 Matches, 52 Innings, 1611 Runs, 31.58 Average, 1 Century, 11 Half Centuries

  • First Class Cricket - 246 Matches, 244 Innings, 600 Runs, 4.61 Average


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