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Bobjee Narasimha Rao
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Bobjee Narasimha Rao

India

INTL CAREER: 1978 - 1979

Full Name

Modireddy Venkat Narasimha Rao

Born

August 11, 1954, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Age

66y 274d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

TEAMS

One of the many cricketers who could not make a successful transition to international cricket despite an excellent record on the domestic circuit, Narasimha Rao, popularly known as Bobjee, was a sound right handed middle-order bat and an orthodox legspin bowler who could achieve considerable turn and bounce from his high arm action. He was picked to play against West Indies in 1978-79 but after two Tests he could not consolidate and his place was taken by the man he had initially replaced - BS Chandrasekhar. Brought back the following season for the series against Australia, he was discarded after two more Tests, unable to strike form either with bat or ball. As an alert close in fielder, however he did well in picking up eight catches. In the Ranji Trophy however, Bobjee was a tower of strength to the Hyderabad side for two decades and had one of the best allround performances in the national competition - 4124 runs (47.40) and 218 wickets (24.20). For a time he was a successful and popular professional in Ireland.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test4614620*9.1900080
FC108146274845160*40.719301110
List A1815429252*26.540170
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4646322732/462/9675.662.94154.30000
FC1081326568742457/2128.0554.10153
List A1839024952/312/3149.8078.00000
Modireddy Venkat Narasimha Rao
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1971/72 - 1988/89
List A Matches
Span
1975/76 - 1995