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Bobjee Narasimha Rao      

Full name Modireddy Venkat Narasimha Rao

Born August 11, 1954, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Current age 60 years 50 days

Major teams India, Ireland, Hyderabad (India)

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 6 1 46 20* 9.20 0 0 0 8 0
First-class 108 146 27 4845 160* 40.71 9 30 111 0
List A 18 15 4 292 52* 26.54 0 1 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 6 463 227 3 2/46 2/96 75.66 2.94 154.3 0 0 0
First-class 108 13265 6874 245 7/21 28.05 3.10 54.1 15 3
List A 18 390 249 5 2/31 2/31 49.80 3.83 78.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Kolkata, Dec 29, 1978 - Jan 3, 1979 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Kolkata, Oct 26-31, 1979 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1971-1989
List A span 1975-1995
Profile

One of the many cricketers who could not make a successful transition to international cricket despite an excellent record on the domestic circuit, Narasimha Rao, popularly known as Bobjee, was a sound right handed middle-order bat and an orthodox legspin bowler who could achieve considerable turn and bounce from his high arm action. He was picked to play against West Indies in 1978-79 but after two Tests he could not consolidate and his place was taken by the man he had initially replaced - BS Chandrasekhar. Brought back the following season for the series against Australia, he was discarded after two more Tests, unable to strike form either with bat or ball. As an alert close in fielder, however he did well in picking up eight catches. In the Ranji Trophy however, Bobjee was a tower of strength to the Hyderabad side for two decades and had one of the best allround performances in the national competition - 4124 runs (47.40) and 218 wickets (24.20). For a time he was a successful and popular professional in Ireland.
Partab Ramchand

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Semi-Final: KKR v Hurricanes at Hyderabad (Deccan)
Oct 2, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
2nd Semi-Final: Kings XI v Super Kings at Hyderabad (Deccan)
Oct 2, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
India A v West Indians at Mumbai (BS)
Oct 3, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT)
India A v West Indians at Mumbai
Oct 5, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT)
1st ODI: India v West Indies at Kochi
Oct 8, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
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