Venugopal Rao      

Full name Yalaka Venugopal Rao

Born February 26, 1982, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Current age 32 years 148 days

Major teams India, Andhra, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat, India A, Indian Board President's XI, Madras Rubber Factory, 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 83 71 12 1390 71* 23.55 1142 121.71 0 7 107 50 17 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 83 25 306 448 8 2/23 2/23 56.00 8.78 38.2 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 Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kolkata, May 24, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
27 Sunrisers v KKR Kolkata 24 May 2014 T20
4* Sunrisers v Super Kings Ranchi 22 May 2014 T20
0/7 Sunrisers v RCB Hyderabad (Deccan) 20 May 2014 T20
13 Sunrisers v Super Kings Sharjah 27 Apr 2014 T20
0/9 Sunrisers v Daredevils Dubai (DSC) 25 Apr 2014 T20
11 Sunrisers v Kings XI Sharjah 22 Apr 2014 T20
16* Sunrisers v Royals Abu Dhabi 18 Apr 2014 T20
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
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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Tournament Results
Super Kings v Royals at Mumbai - Jun 1, 2008
Royals won by 3 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Kings XI at Mumbai - May 31, 2008
Super Kings won by 9 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Royals at Mumbai - May 30, 2008
Royals won by 105 runs
Kings XI v Royals at Mohali - May 28, 2008
Kings XI won by 41 runs
RCB v Mum Indians at Bangalore - May 28, 2008
Mum Indians won by 9 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
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