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Woorkeri Raman      

Full name Woorkeri Venkat Raman

Born May 23, 1965, Madras (now Chennai)

Current age 49 years 61 days

Major teams India, Tamil Nadu

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Woorkeri Venkat Raman
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 19 1 448 96 24.88 1183 37.86 0 4 55 1 6 0
ODIs 27 27 1 617 114 23.73 1109 55.63 1 3 47 5 2 0
First-class 132 193 19 7939 313 45.62 19 36 91 0
List A 87 87 5 2892 117* 35.26 4 18 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 7 348 129 2 1/7 1/7 64.50 2.22 174.0 0 0 0
ODIs 27 7 162 170 2 1/23 1/23 85.00 6.29 81.0 0 0 0
First-class 132 6460 3176 85 6/29 37.36 2.94 76.0 4 1
List A 87 707 605 18 2/12 2/12 33.61 5.13 39.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Chennai, Jan 11-15, 1988 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 1997 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v West Indies at Kolkata, Jan 2, 1988 scorecard
Last ODI India v South Africa at Mumbai, Dec 14, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-1999
List A span 1986-1999
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
35 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Sheikhupura 27 Apr 2006 Other OD
10, 0/12 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Sialkot 25 Apr 2006 Other OD
Profile

Standing unusually tall at the crease, with a left-hander's penchant for off-side play, Woorkeri Raman was a batsman who should have ended with more generous returns than 11 Tests and 27 ODIs. He began as a left-arm spinner whose strength was his ability to out-think batsman rather than impart outrageous spin or deliver an indecipherable arm-ball; he picked up a wicket in his first over in Test cricket, albeit that of Courtney Walsh. But Raman proved to be a batsman of considerable skill. He hit a purple patch in 1988-89, scoring 313 for Tamil Nadu against Goa, and for good measure notched up two more double-centuries, ending the season with 1018 runs, surpassing Rusi Modi's 44-year-old record for most runs in a season.

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Nov 2, 2007

WV Raman, S Badrinath and Dinesh Karthik discuss something at Tamil Nadu nets on the ve of their match against Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy Super League, 1st round, Chennai, November 2, 2007

WV Raman, S Badrinath and Dinesh Karthik

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Nov 2, 2007

Chandrakant Pandit and WV Raman, former India players now coaching Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu respectively, pose for photographers at a training session on the eve of their match, Tamil Nadu v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy Super League, 1st round, Chennai, November 2, 2007

Chandrakant Pandit and WV Raman

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Nov 2, 2007

Chandrakant Pandit and WV Raman, former India players now coaching Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu respectively, have found something funny at the training session on the eve of their match, Tamil Nadu v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy Super League, 1st round, Chennai, November 2, 2007

Chandrakant Pandit and WV Raman

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Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
West Indies won by 74 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
India won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
Pakistan won by 32 runs
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