Jacob Martin 

Jacob Martin     

 

India

Full name Jacob Joseph Martin

 

Born May 11, 1972, Baroda, Gujarat

 

Current age 46 years 200 days

 

Major teams India, Baroda, Railways

 

Batting style Right-hand bat

 

Bowling style Leg break goodly

 

Domestic career

Martin made his first-class debut for Baroda in the 1991–92 season in the Ranji Trophy. In his debut match, he took 5 wickets in an innings against Gujarat and scored a 50. However, Martin came to be regarded as a specialist batsman and an occasional part-time spin bowler — to date, he has a total of 9 first-class wickets including the 5 he took on debut.

 

He has played for Baroda throughout his career except during the 2002-03 season when he played for Railways. He has also captained Baroda on a regular basis from the 2000-01 season onwards, winning the Ranji Trophy in 2000-01 and finishing as runners-up the following season.

 

Martin’s most prolific season was in 1998–99 when he scored 1037 runs for Baroda in the Ranji Trophy at an average of 103.70 including 5 centuries. The feat made him only the sixth player to have scored over 1000 runs in a Ranji Trophy season, and helped to earn him selection for the India national cricket team.

 

 

International career

Martin made his ODI debut against the West Indies cricket team in September 1999, and also played in the subsequent triangular ODI series in Australia against Australia national cricket team and Pakistan national cricket team in January 2000. However, he was unable to reproduce his domestic form and did not play again for India after 2001.

 

Coaching career

He was named as head coach of Baroda cricket team for 2016–17 Ranji Trophy season. He was arrested in 2011 in Delhi in connection with a 2003 human-trafficking case.

JACOB MARTIN BIOGRAPHY

Jacob Martin sprung into prominence after an outstanding season in 1998-99, when his 1,152 runs came at an astonishing 96 with 5 hundreds. He scored 1,037 runs in that edition of Ranji Trophy, breaking the existing record. Unfortunately, Martin never held the record, for Vijay Bharadwaj slammed 1,280 the same season. However, his 1,037 runs and 5 hundred both remain season records for Baroda. Two seasons later crossed the 1,000-mark again in the Indian domestic season.

 

In between all this, he played 10 ODIs, scoring 158 runs at 23 with a sub-50 strike rate, never reaching the 40-mark (though, to be fair, he played all his matches away from home). He had his moments, scoring a gritty 33 against West Indies in a low-scoring encounter, and 39 and 36 in his last two innings. Unfortunately, while his composed technique was reassuring, he never gave an indication that he was cut out for limited-overs cricket. They probably picked him for the wrong format.

 

In domestic cricket Martin earned a reputation as a run-glutton, amassing 9,192 runs at 47. He led Baroda to consecutive Ranji finals, in 2000-01 and 2001-02, winning the first. These were Baroda’s first appearances in the Ranji final since 1958-59. Along with Nayan Mongia, Connor Williams, and Satyajit Parab, Martin helped form a strong batting line-up for Baroda — one that lacked glamour but not substance.

 

In 2001-02 he slammed 271 against Hyderabad, thus becoming only the third from Baroda (and the first since 1957-58) to cross the 250-mark. Four seasons later he scored 251 against Uttar Pradesh. His 6,877 runs for Baroda are next to only Williams’ 7,056, while his 20 tons remain a record. He also played for Railways (who he faced in consecutive Ranji finals) for a season; and came out of retirement to play for Assam, eventually finishing with Baroda. He came into news abruptly in 2011 for being arrested for trafficking budding cricketers to the non-existent Ajwa Sports Club in UK in return of money. He was later released on bail. In 2016, Baroda appointed Martin as their coach.

JACOB MARTIN BATTING & FIELDING AVERAGES

Career  M         in         R         NO      HS       Avg     BF       SR       100s     50s       4s         6s         Ct        St

Test     0          —          —          —                      —          —          —          —          —          —          —          —          —

ODIs   10        8          158      1          39        22.57   331      47.73   0          0          15        0          6          0

T20s    0          —          —          —                      —          —          —          —          —          —          —          —          —

World Cup      0          —          —          —                      —          —          —          —          —          —          —          —          —

JACOB MARTIN BOWLING AVERAGES

Career  M         B         R         W        Avg     EC       SR       5WI     10WM BBI     BBM

Test     0          —          —          —          —          —          —          —          —

ODIs   10        —          —          —          —          —          —          —          —

T20s    0          —          —          —          —          —          —          —          —

World Cup      0          —          —          —          —          —          —          —          —                      —

 

 

 Jacob Joseph Martin Explore Jacob Martin’s performance Batting and fielding averages

Mat      Inns     NO      Runs    HS       Ave     BF       SR       100      50        4s         6s         Ct        St

ODIs Insights on odi  10        8          1          158      39        22.57   331      47.73   0          0          15        0          6            0

First-class        138      227      30        9192    271      46.65                           23        47                                118      4

List A  101      96        21        2948    133      39.30                           3          20                                37        2

T20s Insights on t20   2          2          0          14        10        7.00     18        77.77   0          0          2          0          1            0

Bowling averages

Mat      Inns     Balls    Runs    Wits     BBI     BBM   Ave     Econ    SR       4w       5w       10

ODIs Insights on odi  10        –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –

First-class        138                  618      459      10        5/51                 45.90   4.45     61.8                 1          0

List A  101                  373      283      9          2/15     2/15     31.44   4.55     41.4     0          0          0

T20s Insights on t20   2          –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –

Career statistics

ODI debut      India v West Indies at Toronto, Sep 11, 1999 scorecard

Last ODI         India v Kenya at Port Elizabeth, Oct 17, 2001 scorecard

ODI statistics

 

First-class debut          1991/92

Last First-class            Maharashtra v Baroda at Pune, Dec 15-18, 2009 scorecard

List A debut    1993/94

Last List an     Assam v Bengal at Kolkata, Feb 17, 2009 scorecard

T20s debut      Baroda v Mumbai at Poona, Oct 20, 2009 scorecard

Last T20s        Gujarat v Baroda at Poona, Oct 22, 2009 scorecard

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl     Team   Opposition      Ground            Match Date     Scorecard

25        Baroda            v Maharashtra Pune    15 Dec 2009    FC

22, 36*            Baroda            v Saurashtra    Vadodara        8 Dec 2009      FC

29, 30  Baroda            v Karnataka     Vadodara        1 Dec 2009      FC

0, 4      Baroda            v U. Pradesh   Ghaziabad       17 Nov 2009   FC

46, 52  Baroda            v Bengal          Kolkata           10 Nov 2009   FC

1/23, 44, 5       Baroda            v Delhi            Vadodara        3 Nov 2009     FC

4          Baroda            v Gujarat         Poona  22 Oct 2009    T20

10        Baroda            v Mumbai        Poona  20 Oct 2009    T20

0          Assam v Bengal          Kolkata           17 Feb 2009    LA

25        Assam v Tripura          Kolkata           15 Feb 2009    LA

Profile

Even though Jacob Martin did not exactly set the Yarra on fire on the tour of Australia in 1999-2000, he did give enough evidence in his batting style that, if encouraged, he could be a long-term prospect. In the first place, no can question Martin’s insatiable appetite for runs. One of only half a dozen players in the history of the Ranji Trophy championship to get over 1000 runs in a season, Martin, thanks to his great deeds for Baroda during 1998-99, became a nationally known figure. He was one of those who forced their way into the Indian team by strong performances around the domestic circuit. But unlike some others who also made the grade on similar credentials, Martin showed that he was made of sterner stuff.

HIGHLIGHTS

Jacob Martin represented India in 10 ODIs from 1999 to 2001

In 2009, Martin was arrested in Delhi in connection with a 2003 human-trafficking case

The former India batsman is currently out on bail

Former India player Jacob Martin, who has a criminal history, has been appointed as Baroda Ranji team head coach. The surprise move by Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) comes at a time when Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Panel is trying to clean up Indian cricket.

 

Martin, who represented India in 10 ODIs from 1999 to 2001, has a criminal record due to which he also spent time in Tihar Jail in New Delhi. Martin, who is yet to be proven guilty, was arrested in 2009 in Delhi in connection with a 2003 human-trafficking case.

 

BCA’s move to appoint him as the head coach has stunned the side’s players and also a few officials of the state association.

 

“How can someone who has spent time in Tihar Jail and whose case for which he was convicted, still pending be appointed as the Ranji Trophy coach? BCCI’s ‘no criminal record’ rule should also hold true for coaches and other office bearers,” said a senior player in the Baroda team was quoted as saying by Mid-day.com.

 

UNETHICAL

Another official termed Martin’s appointment as “bad example”.

“This is completely unethical. He may have been a very good cricketer, but he hasn’t been a law-abiding citizen. BCA has set a bad example by appointing him as coach. There are so many senior cricketers in Baroda who could easily have occupied the post,” another official said.

 

MARTIN MAINTAINS INNOCENCE

Currently, Martin is out on bail as “there was no concrete evidence to press charge against him.” The 44-year-old has maintained his innocence saying, “I have full faith in the law and I am sure that I will come out clean. I just want to dedicate the rest of my life to the game and nothing else.” Martin’s discharge application is pending in Delhi High Court and is expected to come up for hearing soon.

 

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