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Sunil Walson

Sunil Walson is a former Indian cricketer and was part of the 14-man Indian squad for the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He was a left-arm medium fast bowler who played domestic cricket from 1981 to 1987. However, he did not play any international matches for India.


Sunil Walson was born on Thursday, 2 October 1958 (Age 63 years; Until 2021) in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Physical appearance

Height (Approx): 5′ 10″

Weight (Approx): 70 kg

Hair Color: Natural black

Eye Color: dark brown

Sunil Walson


He is married. Not much information is available about his family.


Signature of Sunil Walson

Signature of Sunil Walson



Bowling statistics

First class
Competitions – 75
Balls – 9945
Runs- 5376
Wickets – 212
BPI- 8/40
Average- 25.35
Economy- 3.24
Strike Rate- 46.9
10 wa- 1

Competitions – 22
Balls – 1224
Runs- 691
Wickets – 23
BPI- 3/24
BPM- 3/24
Average- 30.04
Economy- 3.38
Strike Rate- 53.2
4w- 0
5w- 0
10th- 0

Batting statistics

First class
Competitions – 75
Innings – 64
Not out- 24
Runs- 376
Maximum Score – 38
Average- 9.40

Competitions – 22
Innings – 7
Not Out- 5
Runs – 16
Maximum Score – 11
Average – 8.00

Domestic teams

At the start of his career, he played for Tamil Nadu in 1981–82, against whom he took 26 wickets in five matches. He was later selected in the South Zone squad for the Duleep and Deodhar Trophy. After that, he decided to represent Delhi in the next season.

Sunil Valson old photo

Sunil Valson old photo

He was playing in the Durham West Coast League in England when he got a call to represent the Indian team for the 1983 World Cup. To confirm the news, he called his teammate Kirti Azad, who was playing club cricket in London at the time. In an interview, he recalled,

“I know it is very difficult to get a place in the playing XI. I didn’t get a chance to play in the tournament but 14 players in the team have won the World Cup and I am one of them. No one can take away this right from me.

Indian squad for the 1983 World Cup

Indian squad for the 1983 World Cup. Sunil Walson on the right

He waited for an opportunity to feature in the Indian playing eleven in any match of the World Cup, but due to the performances of Indian pacers Kapil Dev, Madan Lal, Roger Binny and Balwinder Sandhu, he could not make the squad. Playing page. Kapil Dev became the 12th player to score an unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe. Once, he revealed,

“Yes, there was a game. We lost the second round-robin match against West Indies (by 66 runs). I don’t remember the ground (oval). If I remember correctly, Roger had a hamstring or calf, I can’t remember now. Kapil had said that if Roger fails the fitness test, I will play. Who wouldn’t be excited by the rush of an opportunity?

After the World Cup, he represented Railways and became part of the team that reached the 1987 Ranji Trophy final.


  • He joined GMR Sports as Associate Vice President when the Indian Premier League (IPL) started in 2008. GMR is the company that operates the IPL franchise – Delhi Daredevils. He also served as a Senior Manager at Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). He later worked with Delhi Daredevils as Manager of Cricket Operations and was part of the DDCA as a member of the Cricket Development Committee.
  • On 24 December 2021, the Bollywood movie ’83’ was released, based on India’s journey to win the 1983 Cricket World Cup. R. Badri plays the role of Sunil Valsan.
    R. Badree as Sunil Walson

    R. Badree as Sunil Walson

  • In 2014, the BCCI launched a new award dedicated to Sunil Walson for the achievement of cricketers who have spent the most time in the dressing room. The first recipient of this award was Manoj Tiwari.

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