Venkatesh Prasad      

Full name Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad

Born August 5, 1969, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 45 years 80 days

Major teams India, Karnataka

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 33 47 20 203 30* 7.51 703 28.87 0 0 11 0 6 0
ODIs 161 63 31 221 19 6.90 367 60.21 0 0 7 5 37 0
First-class 123 142 53 892 37 10.02 0 0 75 0
List A 236 90 43 304 20 6.46 0 0 56 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 33 58 7041 3360 96 6/33 10/153 35.00 2.86 73.3 1 7 1
ODIs 161 160 8129 6332 196 5/27 5/27 32.30 4.67 41.4 3 1 0
First-class 123 22222 10020 361 7/37 27.75 2.70 61.5 18 3
List A 236 11951 8768 295 6/18 6/18 29.72 4.40 40.5 7 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Birmingham, Jun 6-9, 1996 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 29-Sep 2, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Apr 2, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI India v Kenya at Port Elizabeth, Oct 17, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1990/91
Last First-class Gujarat v Karnataka at Ahmedabad, Dec 17-20, 2003 scorecard
List A span 1991-2003
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/28 Ind Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
1, 0/16 Ind Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
1/22 Ind Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
Profile

As the new ball partner of statemate Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad was an important member of the Indian team from his debut in 1996 until he was passed over in 2001. Tall and proportionally built, Prasad's great strength is that he could move the ball both ways. A deceptive slower ball also proved an useful weapon. Not surprisingly, Venky achieved better figures in more helpful conditions abroad than at home, where the slow, bald tracks did not encouraged his mode of attack. Yet, paradoxically enough, his most devastating spell came at Chennai where, in the first Test in January 1999, he brought Pakistan's second innings to a swift end with figures of 6 for 33, which included a spell of 5 for 0. A calm, unruffled team man, Prasad's effective seam bowling was also invaluable to the country in the shorter version of the game. Following retirement, he took to coaching, training the Under-19 side and later taking over as coach of his state side Karnataka. He was appointed India's bowling coach for the tour of Bangladesh in May 2007. Prasad received praise from various members of the Indian squad and worked well with India's promising new-ball pair, Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma. In that role, he was involved in feats he did not taste during his playing career - Test series wins in England and New Zealand. However, two disappointing performances by the bowlers in the major ICC events of 2009 cost him his job. He also worked as bowling coach for the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
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Jun 21, 2012

Rahul Dravid, Javagal Srinath, Anil Kumble and Venkatesh Prasad watch as  Sunil Joshi is presented a book by his son, Bangalore, June 21, 2012

Karnataka greats watch as Sunil Joshi is presented a book by his son

© KSCA

Jun 24, 2009

Venkatesh Prasad gives some advice to RP Singh, Kingston, June 24, 2009

Venkatesh Prasad gives some advice to RP Singh

© Associated Press

May 31, 2009

Pragyan Ojha, Venkatesh Prasad and Ishant Sharma share a light moment during India's practice session, Lord's, May 31, 2009

Pragyan Ojha, Venkatesh Prasad and Ishant Sharma share a light moment during India's practice session

© Associated Press

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Semi-final: Central Zone v North Zone at Mohali - Oct 22-25
Central Zone 538 North Zone 277/3
2nd Semi-final: East Zone v South Zone at Rohtak - Oct 22-24
South Zone won by an innings and 118 runs
Final: South Zone v TBA in India (venue TBA)
Oct 29-Nov 2, 2014 (04:00 GMT)
India A v Sri Lankans at Mumbai (BS)
Oct 30, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT)
South Zone: Andhra v Karnataka in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
East Zone: Assam v Tripura in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
West Zone: Baroda v Mumbai in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
East Zone: Bengal v Odisha in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
North Zone: Delhi v J + K in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
South Zone: Goa v Tamil Nadu in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
West Zone: Gujarat v Maharashtra in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
North Zone: Haryana v Punjab in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
North Zone: H. Pradesh v Services in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
South Zone: Hyderabad v Kerala in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
Central Zone: Railways v U. Pradesh in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
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