Gundibail Sunderam

29 Mar 1930
20 Jun 2010
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Gundibail Rama Sunderam About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (29 March 1930, Udupi – 20 June 2010, Mumbai) was a former Indian cricketer who played in 2 Tests in 1955.

G.R. Sunderam was a right arm fast medium bowler and a right hand batsman. He underwent training in the cricket school run by Alf Gover in 1953. He represented India in the unofficial ‘Test’ against the Silver Jubilee Overseas Cricket team later that year before appearing in Ranji matches.

His two Test matches were against New Zealand in 1955-56. He took one of the two wickets when New Zealand made 450 for 2 in the Delhi Test and two more wickets in the next one. But the presence of medium pacers like G. S. Ramchand and Dattu Phadkar, who were much better batsmen, limited his chances.

Sunderam represented Bombay and Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy. His son Pradeep Sundaram opened the bowling for Rajasthan in the 1980s and once took 10 wickets in an innings.

Sunderam was born in Udipi in Southern Karnataka and had Tulu as his mother-tongue.

Sunderam died 20 June 2010 in Mumbai aged 80.

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