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Venkatraman Ramnarayan
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Venkatraman Ramnarayan

India
Venkatraman Ramnarayan

Full Name

Venkatraman Ramnarayan

Born

November 08, 1947, Madras (now Chennai)

Age

73y 180d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(brother),

(nephew)

TEAMS

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)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC252367194.1700150
List A2-------------
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
FC252231967/6823.2340
List A21447774/354/3511.0020.50100

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1975/76 - 1980/81
List A Matches
Span
1978/79 - 1978/79

Photos


The Andhra Bank 1978-79 squad led by S Venkatraghavan (sitting, fourth from left)
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
Moin-ud-Dowla Trophy, SBI v VST Colts, 1976-77
Offspinnner V Ramnarayan catches Gundappa Viswanath for 67 off his own bowling
Indian offspinner V Ramnarayan