Personal Information

Full Name Ramesh Rajaram Powar
Born May 20, 1978 Mumbai,Maharashtra
Age 46 Years, 1 Months, -1 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Sport Cricket


Test ODI T20
Batting - - -
Bowling - - -

Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
0 0 - - -

Career Information

Teams Played India, Elite Group B, India A, India B, India Blue, Indian Board Presidents XI, Indian Inv XI, India Red, Rest of India, West Zone, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Indian Legends
Career Span

Ramesh Rajaram Powar Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
2 2 0 13 7 v BAN 0 0 2 0 6.50 72.22 - -
31 19 5 163 54 v ENG 0 1 12 2 11.64 62.69 3 0
27 10 7 67 28* v CSK 0 0 6 1 22.33 104.68 5 0

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc
4 42 8 118 6 3/33 v BAN 1 0 19.66 2.80 42.00
29 256 6 1191 34 3/24 v ENG 4 0 35.02 4.65 45.17
26 71 0 527 13 2/11 v DCH 0 0 40.53 7.42 32.76

Ramesh Rajaram Powar Profile

Ramesh Powar is an off spin bowler and lower order batsman affiliated with both, the Mumbai Ranji team as well as the Indian national team. He is known for his stocky built, great spirit and his brave heart while playing the game.

Powar was selected to the Indian team on the back of solid performances in the domestic circuit for his Ranji side, Mumbai. In the 2002/03 season, he was instrumental in Mumbai’s success with his flighted off spinners. But what was even more commendable was his contribution with the bat. He went on to score 418 runs in the season at an average of 46, emerging as the second highest scorer in the team. On all the occasions when he came out to bat, he batted no earlier than number 7. Additionally, most of the situations he batted in were ones where the team was in trouble. His exploits in domestic cricket did not go unnoticed and it led to a call-up to the Indian team for the tour of Pakistan. Here as well, he plied his trade effectively and tossed up deliveries even on flat batting tracks. He seemed at ease while facing the likes of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif as well. After a stint out of the team, he returned in 2006. This time though, he came prepared with a new delivery – ‘the drifter’ which helped him to 63 domestic wickets in the 2005/06 domestic season. He was not very successful in Test matches and played only two matches, picking up six wickets in the process.

Powar was a nonchalant and entertaining character who would be seen on the cricket field with his trademark orange sunshades, chasing balls. He lost his place in the Indian side through injury and the emergence of younger bowlers like Pragyan Ojha and Piyush Chawla did not help his cause. He played his last ODI for India in an 84-run loss against Australia in 2007. However, he continued to play domestic cricket for India, and also represented the newly formed IPL team, the now defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the 2011 IPL, after having played for the Kings XI Punjab in the earlier editions. Powar was once again picked by his former franchise for the fifth edition of the IPL in 2012.