Early Career of Sanjay Bangar
Sanjay Bangar started his career playing as a Maharashtra cricket player and then he played for Mumbai, but at state level he made his name representing Railways who he has played for since the 1993-94 season. He is mainly an opening batsman and has started the batting playing for Railways and Indian team. He has a sound batting technique.
Railways Team reached the finals of the 2000-01 seasons of the Ranji Trophy where they actually lost of Baroda, Vadodara. The following season Railways went a step ahead and defeated the Baroda team. Bangar's performances had caught the eyes of the selectors and he was called up to the Indian squad for their matches against England in the 2001-02 seasons.
International Career of Sanjay Bangar
Sanjay Bangar scored his maiden century against Zimbabwe at Nagpur batting at number 7. In the 2002 tour of England, at Headingley he was promoted to open the innings, after some poor performances by Wasim Jaffer. He responded to the call boldly, and made a patient 68 runs opening partnership with Rahul Dravid in a difficult and seaming pitch. Later on in the same match he also chipped in with two important wickets to set up a rare innings victory for India away from home.
He was named in the Indian Team for 2003 ICC World Cup, but he did not get chance to play. He has not played international cricket since January 2004 as the selectors decided to concentrate on younger talents
He later became the captain of Railways and led them to another Ranji Trophy victory in 2004-05. He represented Deccan Chargers in the IPL first season. He played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2009 IPL. Presently he is the batting coach for Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the Indian Premier League.
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