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Day four bell to be rung by Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev lifts the World Cup at Lord's in 1983
Kapil Dev lifts the World Cup at Lord's in 1983

Former India World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev will ring the bell on day four of the England v India Investec Test at Lord's on Sunday 20 July.

Dev played 131 Test matches and 225 One Day Internationals for India, with the fast-bowling all-rounder famously lifting the World Cup as captain at Lord’s in 1983.

Now 55, Dev went onto to be named India’s Cricketer of the Century in 2002, ahead of the likes of Sunil Gavaskar and the much revered Sachin Tendulkar.

Dev became the second player to take 400 Test wickets after Richard Hadlee, and went on to become the first player to take 400 wickets and score 5,000 runs in Test matches.

In his career he has scored two centuries against England, with 77 not out his highest score at Lord’s during the 1990 Test.

Throughout his time in an Indian shirt Dev shared the pitch with the likes of Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Mohammed Azharuddin and Anil Kumble.

He also picked up a number of awards including Indian Cricketer of the Year in 1978, the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1983 and the C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Kapil Dev statistics

Matches Runs Ave 100s Best Wickets Ave Best
Tests 131 5,248 31.05 8 163 434 29.64 9/83
ODI 225 3,783 23.79 1 175* 253 27.45 5/43

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