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Venatappa Muddiah      

Full name Venatappa Musandra Muddiah

Born June 8, 1929, Bangalore, Karnataka

Died October 1, 2009, Bangalore (aged 80 years 115 days)

Major teams India, Hyderabad (India), Mysore, Services

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 1 11 11 5.50 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 61 71 13 805 67 13.87 0 4 62 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 3 318 134 3 2/40 3/102 44.66 2.52 106.0 0 0 0
First-class 61 9948 4159 175 8/54 23.76 2.50 56.8 10 1
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Delhi, Dec 12-16, 1959 scorecard
Last Test India v Pakistan at Kanpur, Dec 16-21, 1960 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1949-1963
Profile

An offspinner, Muddiah met with modest success in his two Tests. In the first game against Australia at New Delhi in 1959-60 he finished wicketless. He was more successful against Pakistan at Kanpur, the next season with figures of 1 for 62 and 2 for 40. He took the wickets of Mushtaq Mohammed in the first innings and dismissed both openers Hanif and Imtiaz in the second. A useful tailender, he scored 11 at No. 10, helping Polly Umrigar to add 61 runs for the ninth wicket. Muddiah had a more successful Ranji Trophy career. He captured 123 wickets (21.00). He took a hat-trick for Services against Eastern Punjab in 1955-56. In 1961-62 he had the remarkable figures of 5 for 2 for Services against Jammu & Kashmir. He died in Bangalore on October 1, 2009.
Partab Ramchand

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