Sudhakar Rao      

Full name Ramchandra Sudhakar Rao

Born August 8, 1952, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 62 years 23 days

Major teams India, Karnataka

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

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Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
ODIs 1 1 0 4 4 4.00 14 28.57 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 83 120 19 4014 200* 39.74 7 26 85 1
List A 13 12 4 243 57 30.37 0 1 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 83 1248 585 12 3/45 48.75 2.81 104.0 0 0
List A 13 12 11 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only ODI New Zealand v India at Auckland, Feb 22, 1976 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1972-1985
List A span 1975-1984
Profile

A technically correct batsman with a wide array of strokes, Sudhakar Rao was one of the stalwarts of Karnataka's heady days of the seventies and eighties. He first made his mark with a series of big scores at the University level and then continued in the same vein in the national competition. A knock of 200 not out against Hyderabad in 1975-76 saw him earning selection to the Indian team which toured New Zealand and West Indies in 1975-76. He did little of note, but was given a chance in the second ODI when he was run out for 4. Discarded for good after the tour, Sudhakar Rao continued to be a pillar of strength to Karnataka and was a member of the state squad which won the Ranji Trophy in 1973-74, 1977-78 and 1982-83. When he retired, he had scored 3021 (40.82) in the national competition.
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