Venkatapathy Raju      

Full name Sagi Lakshmi Venkatapathy Raju

Born July 9, 1969, Alamuru, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Current age 45 years 205 days

Major teams India, Hyderabad (India)

Also known as Muscles

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Referee

Sagi Lakshmi Venkatapathy Raju
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 28 34 10 240 31 10.00 0 0 0 6 0
ODIs 53 16 8 32 8 4.00 67 47.76 0 0 1 0 8 0
First-class 177 206 58 1952 54 13.18 0 2 71 0
List A 124 42 22 109 22 5.45 0 0 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 51 7602 2857 93 6/12 11/125 30.72 2.25 81.7 1 5 1
ODIs 53 52 2770 2014 63 4/46 4/46 31.96 4.36 43.9 2 0 0
First-class 177 42710 16332 589 7/82 27.72 2.29 72.5 31 5
List A 124 6430 4557 152 6/39 6/39 29.98 4.25 42.3 3 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Feb 2-5, 1990 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Kolkata, Mar 11-15, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v India at Dunedin, Mar 1, 1990 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Manchester, May 26-27, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1985/86
Last First-class Hyderabad (India) v Uttar Pradesh at Hyderabad, Dec 13-16, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1988/89
Last List A Hyderabad (India) v Kerala at Chennai, Jan 8, 2004 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/50 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Kozhikode 25 Feb 2007 Other
Profile

Of average height and slightly built, Venkatpathy Raju has spent almost his entire career in and out of the Indian team. True to his nickname `Muscles', he is a lion hearted bowler, always in the thick of battle. Never afraid to give the ball flight, he entices the best of batsmen to commit mistakes. But there have been times when thanks to his attacking bowling approach, he has conceded far too many runs and this has not gone down well with conservative Indian selectors.

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Feb 13, 2001

Venkatapathy Raju, Hyderabad, Portrait

Venkatapathy Raju, Portrait

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Feb 12, 2001

10 Feb 2001: Australia in India Feb-Mar 2001, Conditioning Camp at the IIT Chemplast Ground, Chennai

Raju alights from the bus on his way to the practice session

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Feb 12, 2001

10 Feb 2001: Australia in India Feb-Mar 2001, Conditioning Camp at the IIT Chemplast Ground, Chennai

The left arm spin twins Raju and Kartik pose for a photograph

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group C: Assam v Andhra at Guwahati - Jan 29-Feb 1
Andhra 137 Assam 199/6
Group A: Baroda v Mumbai at Vadodara - Jan 29-Feb 1
Mumbai 287 Baroda 184
Group A: Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Jan 29-Feb 1
Bengal 268 Railways 219/6
Group C: Goa v Jharkhand at Porvorim - Jan 29-Feb 1
Jharkhand 385 Goa 106/5
Group B: Gujarat v Maharashtra at Valsad - Jan 29-Feb 1
Gujarat 429 Maharashtra 86/2
Group B: Haryana v Rajasthan at Rohtak - Jan 29-Feb 1
Haryana 373 Rajasthan 180 & 38/5 (f/o)
Group C: H. Pradesh v Tripura at Agartala - Jan 29-Feb 1
H. Pradesh 535/5d Tripura 143/2
Group A: J + K v M. Pradesh at Indore - Jan 29-Feb 1
M. Pradesh 371 J + K 175/8
Group A: Karnataka v U. Pradesh at Bangalore - Jan 29-Feb 1
Karnataka 719/9
Group C: Kerala v Services at Kannur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Kerala 483 Services 85/3
Group B: Punjab v Odisha at Mohali - Jan 29-Feb 1
Punjab 167 & 37/4 Odisha 183
Group B: Vidarbha v Delhi at Nagpur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Vidarbha 370 Delhi 133/8
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