Woorkeri Raman      

Full name Woorkeri Venkat Raman

Born May 23, 1965, Madras (now Chennai)

Current age 55 years 14 days

Major teams India, Tamil Nadu

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Woorkeri Venkat Raman
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 19 1 448 96 24.88 1183 37.86 0 4 55 1 6 0
ODIs 27 27 1 617 114 23.73 1109 55.63 1 3 47 5 2 0
First-class 132 193 19 7939 313 45.62 19 36 91 0
List A 87 87 5 2892 117* 35.26 4 18 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 7 348 129 2 1/7 1/7 64.50 2.22 174.0 0 0 0
ODIs 27 7 162 170 2 1/23 1/23 85.00 6.29 81.0 0 0 0
First-class 132 6460 3176 85 6/29 37.36 2.94 76.0 4 1
List A 87 707 605 18 2/12 2/12 33.61 5.13 39.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Chennai, Jan 11-15, 1988 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 1997 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v West Indies at Kolkata, Jan 2, 1988 scorecard
Last ODI India v South Africa at Mumbai, Dec 14, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982/83 - 1998/99
List A span 1986/87 - 1998/99
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
35 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Sheikhupura 27 Apr 2006 Other OD
10, 0/12 India Snrs v Pakistan Snr Sialkot 25 Apr 2006 Other OD
Profile

Standing unusually tall at the crease, with a left-hander's penchant for off-side play, Woorkeri Raman was a batsman who should have ended with more generous returns than 11 Tests and 27 ODIs. He began as a left-arm spinner whose strength was his ability to out-think batsman rather than impart outrageous spin or deliver an indecipherable arm-ball; he picked up a wicket in his first over in Test cricket, albeit that of Courtney Walsh. But Raman proved to be a batsman of considerable skill. He hit a purple patch in 1988-89, scoring 313 for Tamil Nadu against Goa, and for good measure notched up two more double-centuries, ending the season with 1018 runs, surpassing Rusi Modi's 44-year-old record for most runs in a season.

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Feb 6, 2019

WV Raman talks to the players, New Zealand v India, 1st women's T20I, Wellington, February 6, 2019

WV Raman talks to the players

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Feb 6, 2019

WV Raman looks on, New Zealand women v India women, 1st T20I, Wellington, February 6, 2019

WV Raman looks on

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Jan 24, 2019

WV Raman watches the players train before the start of match, New Zealand v India, 1st women's ODI, Napier, January 24, 2019

WV Raman watches the players train

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