|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
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|
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.
Kohli, Root, Smith and Williamson will take turns as the No. 1 Test batsman. So far each has shown only one technical weakness
Glenn McGrath talks about the method behind his metronomic consistency, visualisation, and why aggression isn't about sledging
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Alastair Cook needs an out-of-the-box plan that veers India from the set pieces. One of those plans could be an early Powerplay
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?
Graeme Pollock has been among the top three finest players his country ever produced; and not far off that pace in the world rankings either