Matches (20)
IND v ENG (1)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (3)
Ranji Trophy (4)
WI 4-Day (4)
NZ v AUS (1)
Marsh Cup (1)
WCL 2 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Venkatraman Ramnarayan


November 08, 1947, Madras (now Chennai)


76y 108d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak




An off spinner good enough to be among the Indian probables for the tour of Australia in 1977-78, V Ramnarayan played for many years with distinction for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy. One of the main wicket-takers for the state in the 70s, he was the most successful Hyderabad bowler with my 86 wickets in five seasons. Ramnarayan was an integral part of the powerful Hyderabad team of the era which included such well known figures like ML Jaisimha, MAK Pataudi, Abbas Ali Baig, Abid Ali, K Jayantilal, Naushir Mehta, Mumtaz Hussain, P Krishnamurthy, MV Narasimha Rao, Shivlal Yadav and Arshad Ayub. He played for Rest of India against Bombay in 1976-77 and also represented South Zone in the Duleep Trophy. Hailing from a journalistic family, Ramnarayan fitted in naturally into a writing career once his playing days were over and has contributed a number of incisive articles on various aspects of cricket to numerous publications. (Partab Ramchand)

Venkatraman Ramnarayan Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A2-----------20


List A21447774/354/3511.003.2020.5100

Debut/Last Matches of Venkatraman Ramnarayan

FC Matches

1975/76 - 1980/81

List A Matches

1978/79 - 1978/79

Recent Matches of Venkatraman Ramnarayan

South Zone vs Central Zone0*4/144 & 0/6007-Dec-1980KanpurFC
South Zone vs Central Zone6* & 51/131 & 3/3420-Oct-1978NagpurFC
Rest of Ind vs Bombay0 & 22/5415-Oct-1976DelhiFC

Photos of Venkatraman Ramnarayan

The Andhra Bank 1978-79 squad led by S Venkatraghavan (sitting, fourth from left)
Moin-ud-Dowla Trophy, SBI v VST Colts, 1976-77
The Andhra Bank squad with ML Jaisimha (second row, fourth from left) and PR Man Singh (fifth from left)
Indian offspinner V Ramnarayan in Sydney, 1977-78
Offspinnner V Ramnarayan catches Gundappa Viswanath for 67 off his own bowling
Indian offspinner V Ramnarayan