Venugopal Rao      

Full name Yalaka Venugopal Rao

Born February 26, 1982, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Current age 32 years 49 days

Major teams India, Andhra, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, India A, Indian Board President's XI, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - Y Gnaneswara Rao

Yalaka Venugopal Rao
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 16 11 2 218 61* 24.22 363 60.05 0 1 16 3 6 0
First-class 109 178 18 6637 228* 41.48 16 28 82 0
List A 133 118 16 4001 115* 39.22 11 24 42 0
Twenty20 76 66 10 1319 71* 23.55 1079 122.24 0 7 99 50 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 109 5226 2450 66 4/34 37.12 2.81 79.1 0 0
List A 133 3043 2477 53 5/20 5/20 46.73 4.88 57.4 0 1 0
Twenty20 76 23 294 432 8 2/23 2/23 54.00 8.81 36.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Jul 30, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v India at Basseterre, May 23, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Gujarat v Mumbai at Valsad, Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Gujarat v Karnataka at Kolkata, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Andhra v Tamil Nadu at Visakhapatnam, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Gujarat v Saurashtra at Mumbai, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
61* Gujarat v Saurashtra Mumbai 4 Apr 2014 T20
6 Gujarat v Baroda Mumbai 2 Apr 2014 T20
1 Gujarat v Mumbai Mumbai 31 Mar 2014 T20
47 Gujarat v Maharashtra Mumbai 30 Mar 2014 T20
15 Gujarat v Karnataka Kolkata 11 Mar 2014 LA
27 Gujarat v Saurashtra Rajkot 5 Mar 2014 LA
58* Gujarat v Mumbai Rajkot 28 Feb 2014 LA
49 Gujarat v Maharashtra Rajkot 27 Feb 2014 LA
0/41, 56 MRF v State Bank of Travancore Nagpur 18 Feb 2014 Other OD
0/41, 19 MRF v ONGC Nagpur 17 Feb 2014 Other OD
Profile

Those who have seen him on the telly can say Venugopal Rao has done nothing to shatter the earth. But ask Matt Prior, Simon Jones, and Sajid Mahmood, and they will tell you 500 is not a safe target in the fourth innings of a four-day match when Venugopal is around. Two days before his 22nd birthday, he shot into national contention with an unbeaten 228 for South Zone to help them chase down England A's target of 501, the fourth-highest successful first-class chase. Venugopal had earlier been part of the Indian team that won the Under-19 World Cup in 2002. Prolific run-getting in domestic matches meant he was not far from national selection. Once into the national ODI team, Venugopal has not been quite at home amid the baseballesque hitting on flat subcontinent tracks. He has shown shades of the early Rahul Dravid and Robin Singh. His only half-century was a stodgy unbeaten 61 off 93 balls against Pakistan. With the team management open-minded about trying out a wide pool of talent, Venugopal is still very much in the reckoning despite an ordinary start to his international career. What's more, he has been captaining the A sides and Board Presidents' XIs.
Sidharth Monga (July 2006)

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May 22, 2012

Delhi Daredevils wait for the third umpire's decision, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, 1st qualifier, IPL 2012, Pune, May 22, 2012

Delhi Daredevils wait for the third umpire's decision

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May 7, 2011

Venugopal Rao is bowled by Dhawal Kulkarni, Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2011, Mumbai, May 7, 2011

Venugopal Rao is bowled by Dhawal Kulkarni

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May 7, 2011

James Hopes and Venugopal Rao added 87 for the fifth wicket, Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2011, Mumbai, May 7, 2011

James Hopes and Venugopal Rao added 87 for the fifth wicket

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Mumbai v Kolkata at Abu Dhabi - Apr 16
Kolkata 0/0 (0.4/20 ov)
Delhi v Bangalore at Sharjah
Apr 17, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Chennai v Mohali at Abu Dhabi
Apr 18, 2014 (14:30 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
Hyderabad v Jaipur at Abu Dhabi
Apr 18, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Bangalore v Mumbai at Dubai (DSC)
Apr 19, 2014 (14:30 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
Kolkata v Delhi at Dubai (DSC)
Apr 19, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
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