Paliath Ravi Achan

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Paliath Ravi Achan
Personal information
Born (1928-03-12) 12 March 1928 (age 93)
Chendamangalam, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
BattingRight-handed batsman
BowlingRight-handed fast-medium or leg-spin
RelationsK Ram Mohan (son)
P. Balachandran (nephew)
Domestic team information
1952–1957Travancore-Cochin cricket team
Source: Cricinfo, 6 February 2021

Paliath Ravi Achan (born 12 March 1928) is a former Indian domestic cricketer who represented Travancore-Cochin cricket team and Kerala cricket team in domestic cricket.[1] He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pacer.[2]


He is the eldest male member of the Paliam royal family of Cochin. He did his B.Sc at the Annamalai University in Chidambaram. Achan's Ranji trophy debut came for Travancore-Cochin against Mysore in Thiruvananthapuram in 1952. It was Travancore-Cochin’s second-ever Ranji match. He had scored 43 in the match and was the team’s highest scorer. As Travancore-Cochin was renamed as Kerala in 1957, after the Kerala state formation, Achan continued to play for Kerala. Ravi retired from domestic cricket at the age of 41. His career-high score is 70 which came in his last game against Madras in 1969 while his best bowling figures (6-34) came in 1960 against Andhra Pradesh. He has also played in Tripunithura’s Pooja tournament, one of the world’s oldest limited-overs tournaments.[3] Achan played 55 first-class matches for the Travancore-Cochin and Kerala teams from 1952 to 1970. Primarily a leg-spinner, he took 125 wickets and scored 1107 runs. He is the first Kerala cricketer to complete the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets. He has also captained Kerala in several games.[4] The best spin bowler award presented by the Kerala Cricket Association is named after him.


  1. ^ "Paliath Ravi Achan". espncricinfo.
  2. ^ "ജീവിതത്തിൻറെ ഇന്നിങ്സിൽ തൊണ്ണൂറ് തികച്ച് രവി അച്ചൻ". manoramanews.
  3. ^ "When Ravi Achan's weakness turned out to be his strength". sportstar.thehindu.
  4. ^ "Ravi Achan on a glorious unbeaten 90". timesofindia.

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