Saurabh Bandekar2020-01-20T13:30:35+00:00

Saurabh Bandekar

Date of Birth 16/11/1987
Age 32
NationalityIndian
Player Status Placed (Malahide CC - Leinster Cricket League)
Playing Role All-Rounder (Seam)
Bowling Style Right-arm Seam
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Irish / Dutch Visa
Major Teams India Blue, India U19s, South Zone, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, National Crickety Academy, Goa

Saurabh Bandekar is a high-class professional boasting an enviable domestic record spanning more than a decade.

Hailing from Mumbai, Bandekar is a genuine all-rounder who spent over a decade playing for Goa. Between his first-class debut in 2005 and his final outing in 2017, he played 140 domestic matches, across the three formats. He scored over 3,000 runs and took 250 plus wickets, including 3 hundreds and 8 five-wicket hauls.

Bandekar represented India Under-19s, alongside current national stars Kohli, Pujara, Sharma and Jadeja. He was involved with two IPL franchises, namely Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. A right-arm seamer and middle-order batsman, Bandekar starred for Goa and has also enjoyed plenty of success abroad.

In addition to his three UK stints, Bandekar also impressed for our CricX side against the Liverpool League at Formby, hitting 62 from 38 balls in July 2018.

During his maiden stint back in 2013, he excelled for Whalley in the Ribblesdale League, averaging 50.06 and 21.67 with bat and ball respectively. Bandekar was set to join Lancashire League's powerhouse club St Annes in 2017, but unfortunately, he was prevented from doing so last minute.

However, he returned to play in Scotland in 2018 and, unsurprisingly, excelled hitting 567 runs at 51.54 alongside 20 wickets at 27.55). Bandekar spent a second summer in Scotland last season and enjoyed even further success, topping the WDCU Premier run charts (604 runs at 60.40) and was amongst the leading wicket-takers (29 wickets at 11.55).

Between his two Scottish stints, he enjoyed a barnstorming season down-under playing for New City in the strong Cricket Albury Wodonga Competition (873 runs at 54.56 and 18 wickets at 26.22).

Bandekar is not only a proven performer but a fantastic bloke to boot who is keen to do the business with his newly adopted Irish club in 2020.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Greenock (2019) 12 12 2 604 104* 60.40 109.2 335 29 6/28 11.55
New City (2018/19) 18 18 2 873 150* 54.56 116 472 18 2/25 26.22
Greenock (2018) 14 14 3 567 80 51.54 126 551 20 4/30 27.55
Whalley (2013) 26 24 7 851 118* 50.06 249.1 979 45 6/36 21.67
Date of Birth 16/11/1987
Age 32
NationalityIndian
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleAll-Rounder (Seam)
Player Status Placed (Malahide CC - Leinster Cricket League)
Bowling Style Right-arm Seam
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Irish / Dutch Visa
Major Teams India Blue, India U19s, South Zone, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, National Crickety Academy, Goa

Saurabh Bandekar is a high-class professional boasting an enviable domestic record spanning more than a decade.

Hailing from Mumbai, Bandekar is a genuine all-rounder who spent over a decade playing for Goa. Between his first-class debut in 2005 and his final outing in 2017, he played 140 domestic matches, across the three formats. He scored over 3,000 runs and took 250 plus wickets, including 3 hundreds and 8 five-wicket hauls.

Bandekar represented India Under-19s, alongside current national stars Kohli, Pujara, Sharma and Jadeja. He was involved with two IPL franchises, namely Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. A right-arm seamer and middle-order batsman, Bandekar starred for Goa and has also enjoyed plenty of success abroad.

In addition to his three UK stints, Bandekar also impressed for our CricX side against the Liverpool League at Formby, hitting 62 from 38 balls in July 2018.

During his maiden stint back in 2013, he excelled for Whalley in the Ribblesdale League, averaging 50.06 and 21.67 with bat and ball respectively. Bandekar was set to join Lancashire League's powerhouse club St Annes in 2017, but unfortunately, he was prevented from doing so last minute.

However, he returned to play in Scotland in 2018 and, unsurprisingly, excelled hitting 567 runs at 51.54 alongside 20 wickets at 27.55). Bandekar spent a second summer in Scotland last season and enjoyed even further success, topping the WDCU Premier run charts (604 runs at 60.40) and was amongst the leading wicket-takers (29 wickets at 11.55).

Between his two Scottish stints, he enjoyed a barnstorming season down-under playing for New City in the strong Cricket Albury Wodonga Competition (873 runs at 54.56 and 18 wickets at 26.22).

Bandekar is not only a proven performer but a fantastic bloke to boot who is keen to do the business with his newly adopted Irish club in 2020.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Greenock (2019) 12 12 2 604 104* 60.40 109.2 335 29 6/28 11.55
New City (2018/19) 18 18 2 873 150* 54.56 116 472 18 2/25 26.22
Greenock (2018) 14 14 3 567 80 51.54 126 551 20 4/30 27.55
Whalley (2013) 26 24 7 851 118* 50.06 249.1 979 45 6/36 21.67