Pravin Amre at Box Cricket Finale, Box Ka Boss
|Full name||Pravin Kalyan Amre|
|Born||14 August 1968|
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Bowling||Right-arm Leg break|
|Test debut (cap 195)||13 November 1992 v South Africa|
|Last Test||4 August 1993 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI debut (cap 82)||10 November 1991 v South Africa|
|Last ODI||20 February 1994 v Sri Lanka|
|Domestic team information|
|Bengal cricket team|
|Boland cricket team|
|Goa cricket team|
|Mumbai cricket team|
|Railways cricket team|
|Rajasthan cricket team|
Source: CricInfo, 17 February 2018
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