Vijay Merchant Age, Height, Weight, Bio & Family

Vijay Merchant

Vijay Merchant was a celebrated Indian cricketer who played in 10 Tests for India. He was a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm medium pace bowler who played all his 10 Tests against England. He was a batsman of rich class with a variety of strokes and developed an excellent footwork. He toured England in 1936 and topped the batting with 1745 runs at an average of 51.32. He scored 114 in the Test at Manchester and put on 203 for the first wicket with Mushtaq Ali who scored 112. In the 1946 England tour, he amassed 245 runs in five innings, scoring 128 in the last Test at the Oval. He played in the first Test against England in 1951-52 scoring his third century and highest Test score of 154 at Delhi putting on 211 for the third wicket with captain Vijay Hazare. In the domestic arena, he represented Hindus in the Bombay tournaments and Bombay in Ranji trophy between 1929 and 1952. After retirement, he became a cricket administrator, broadcaster, writer and national selector.

Vijay Merchant

Vijay Merchant Age, Height, Weight, Bio & Family

Born Name Vijay Madhavji Thakersey
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Occupation Indian cricketer
Personal Life
Date of Birth 12 October 1911
Died 27 October 1987
Place of Birth Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Indian
Zodiac Sign Libra
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Career Highlights
International Debut Test – 15 December 1933 v England at Mumbai
Domestic/State Team Hindus, Mumbai
Records/Stats His first class batting average of 71.64 is second only to Don Bradman

He was the oldest Indian player to score a century in Test cricket (his 154 against England at Delhi in 1951-52 was scored when he was 40 years old)

No. of Test played – 10

Runs scored: 859 (scored 3 centuries and 3 half-centuries); Highest score: 154

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College Sydenham College, Mumbai
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Brother Uday
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