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Monty Panesar

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Full Name: Mudhsuden Singh Panesar
Born: April 25 1982 , Luton
County: Sussex
Other teams: England, Northamptonshire, Highveld Lions, British Universities, Loughborough UCCE, MCC
Test debut: India v England, Nagpur, March 1-5 2006
ODI debut: Australia v England, Melbourne, Jan 12 2007
T20 debut: Australia v England, Sydney, Jan 9 2007
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox


A fine left-arm spinner, Panesar made a sensational start to his Northamptonshire career with match figures of 8-131 against Leicestershire in 2001.His appearances were limited thereafter, though, as he was completing a degree in computer science at Loughborough University.However, 46 first-class wickets at 21 in 2005 caught the eye of the England selectors, earning the bowler a place in the squad for the two-Test series in India the following Panesar, who became the first Sikh to play for England, enjoyed a dream start as he trapped icon Sachin Tendulkar lbw for a first Test scalp and, des...

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