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Venkataraman Ramnarayan      

Full name Venkataraman Ramnarayan

Born November 8, 1947, Madras (now Chennai)

Current age 66 years 246 days

Major teams Hyderabad (India)

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Venkataraman Ramnarayan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 25 23 6 71 9 4.17 0 0 15 0
List A 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 25 2231 96 7/68 23.23 4 0
List A 2 144 77 7 4/35 4/35 11.00 3.20 20.5 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1975-1981
List A span 1978-1979
Profile

An off spinner good enough to be among the Indian probables for the tour of Australia in 1977-78, V Ramnarayan played for many years with distinction for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy. One of the main wicket-takers for the state in the 70s, he was the most successful Hyderabad bowler with my 86 wickets in five seasons. Ramnarayan was an integral part of the powerful Hyderabad team of the era which included such well known figures like ML Jaisimha, MAK Pataudi, Abbas Ali Baig, Abid Ali, K Jayantilal, Naushir Mehta, Mumtaz Hussain, P Krishnamurthy, MV Narasimha Rao, Shivlal Yadav and Arshad Ayub. He played for Rest of India against Bombay in 1976-77 and also represented South Zone in the Duleep Trophy. Hailing from a journalistic family, Ramnarayan fitted in naturally into a writing career once his playing days were over and has contributed a number of incisive articles on various aspects of cricket to numerous publications. (Partab Ramchand)

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