Full Name Venugopal Rao
Born February 26, 1982
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Age 34 Years, 10 Months, 27 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Teams Played India, Elite Group A, India A, Indian Board President's XI, Indian Inv XI, India Red, India Seniors, Rest of India, South Zone, West Zone, Delhi, Hyderabad, India, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra, Maharashtra, Hyderabad
Man of the Match ODI - 0, IPL - 0, CL - 0,
Career Span [ODI, 2005 - 2006], [IPL, 2008 - 2014], [CL, 2009],

His bat was known as the magic wand as whatever it stroke it yielded runs, runs and more runs. Venugopal Rao made his first-class debut at the age of 17 representing Andhra Pradesh. He has also captained India A and the Board President XI’s in the past. He was the first “super sub” in ODI cricket, a concept that is now outdated.

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Venugopal Rao Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
ODI 16 11 2 218 61* v PAK 0 1 16 3 24.22 60.05 6 0
IPL 65 54 10 985 71* v KOL 0 3 77 37 22.38 117.82 13 0
CL 2 2 0 52 30 v TT 0 0 3 4 26.00 167.74 1 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 20 36.0 0 337 6 2/23 v JAI 0 0 56.16 9.36 36.00
CL 1 1.0 0 9 0 0/9 v SOM 0 0 - 9.00 -

Venugopal Rao Profile

His bat was known as the magic wand as whatever it stroke it yielded runs, runs and more runs. Venugopal Rao made his first-class debut at the age of 17 representing Andhra Pradesh. He has also captained India A and the Board President XI’s in the past. He was the first “super sub” in ODI cricket, a concept that is now outdated.

Two days before his 22nd birthday, Rao shot into national contention with an unbeaten 228 for South Zone to help them chase down England A's target of 501, the fourth-highest successful first-class chase. He has been a part of the Indian squad during the U-19 World Cup in 2002. His performance in the domestic season earned him a place in the national squad in 2005, but he failed to make any impact. Rao was the only star to have shone in the Hyderabad camp in the inaugural Indian T20 league of 2008 where he notched up 365 runs in 14 innings at a strike rate of 124.57. In 2011, he was signed by Delhi. In 2014, he will once again play for Hyderabad edition after he was picked up by them during the 2014 auction for 55 lakhs.

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