Full Name Harbhajan Singh
Born July 3, 1980
Jalandhar, Punjab
Age 36 Years, 11 Months, 22 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Teams Played India, Asia XI, Essex, India A, India Blue, India Green, Indian Inv XI, India Seniors, North Zone, Rest of India, Surrey, Mumbai, India, Punjab
Man of the Match Test - 6, ODI - 4, World Cup - 0, T20I - 1, IPL - 6, CL - 2,
Career Span [Test, 1998 - 2015], [ODI, 1998 - 2015], [World Cup, 2003 - 2011], [T20I, 2006 - 2016], [IPL, 2008 - 2017], [CL, 2010 - 2013],

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh caught the public imagination in 2001 after taking 32 wickets in three Tests which helped India beat Australia 2-1 in that famous series. The Aussies under Steve Waugh had come to India on the back of straight 16 wins in Tests and were overwhelming favourites. Harbhajan was one of the few Indian players in that series who could be credited with stopping the Aussies in their tracks. He also took India’s first ever Test hat-trick in that series. The nickname “Turbanator” was the byproduct of that series.

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Harbhajan Singh Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 103 145 23 2224 115 v NZ 2 9 277 42 18.22 64.80 42 0
ODI 236 128 35 1237 49 v AUS 0 0 92 35 13.30 81.06 71 0
World Cup 21 12 3 93 28 v AUS 0 0 8 3 10.33 82.30 6 0
T20I 28 13 5 108 21 v NZ 0 0 11 4 13.50 124.13 7 0
IPL 136 84 35 799 64 v KXIP 0 1 76 41 16.30 142.42 40 0
CL 19 13 6 120 22* v SYS 0 0 12 5 17.14 141.17 4 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 190 4763.2 870 13537 417 8/84 v AUS 26 25 32.46 2.84 68.53
ODI 227 2079.5 83 8973 269 5/31 v ENG 20 3 33.35 4.31 46.39
World Cup 20 192.2 8 808 20 3/53 v SA 1 0 40.40 4.20 57.70
T20I 27 102 5 633 25 4/12 v ENG 1 0 25.32 6.20 24.48
IPL 134 486.3 5 3385 127 5/18 v CHE 7 1 26.65 6.95 22.98
CL 17 61.3 0 445 18 4/32 v JAI 2 0 24.72 7.23 20.50

Harbhajan Singh Profile

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh caught the public imagination in 2001 after taking 32 wickets in three Tests which helped India beat Australia 2-1 in that famous series. The Aussies under Steve Waugh had come to India on the back of straight 16 wins in Tests and were overwhelming favourites. Harbhajan was one of the few Indian players in that series who could be credited with stopping the Aussies in their tracks. He also took India’s first ever Test hat-trick in that series. The nickname “Turbanator” was the byproduct of that series.


Harbhajan is the second highest wicket-taker for India in Tests, only behind Anil Kumble. He was part of the teams that won the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup. Because of his unique action, Harbhajan extracts more bounce than others and that made him a dangerous bowler. Matthew Hayden would certainly vouch for that.


Harbhajan is also one of the most successful bowlers in Indian Premier League history. He has won two trophies with Mumbai Indians. Be that as it may, he courted quite a few controversies as well like the Monkeygate involving Andrew Symonds in early 2008, and then was banned from the IPL for an entire season after slapping Sreesanth after a match later in the year. Questions were also raised over his bowling action a couple of times but he worked hard to iron out the kinks and was later cleared to bowl by the ICC.

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