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
|Test debut||India v Australia at Delhi, Dec 12-16, 1959 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Pakistan at Kanpur, Dec 16-21, 1960 scorecard|
|First-class span||1949/50 - 1962/63|
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.
Stats highlights from the fourth day of the Khulna Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan
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