Venugopal Rao

Venugopal Rao

India|Middle order batter
Venugopal Rao

INTL CAREER: 2005 - 2006

Full Name

Yalaka Venugopal Rao


February 26, 1982, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh


39y 160d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Middle order batter



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 2000. 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)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A137122164110115*38.771125450
List A13730432477535/205/2046.734.8857.40010
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Recent Matches - Player

Andhra vs Tamil Nadu306-Oct-2017ChennaiFC
Gujarat vs Tamil Nadu--23-Nov-2015TirunelveliFC
Gujarat vs U. Pradesh9 & 230-Oct-2015ValsadFC
Gujarat vs Railways3522-Oct-2015DelhiFC
Gujarat vs Punjab95 & 18*15-Oct-2015MohaliFC


Delhi Daredevils wait for the third umpire's decision
James Hopes and Venugopal Rao added 87 for the fifth wicket
Venugopal Rao is bowled by Dhawal Kulkarni
Venugopal Rao plays an unconventional shot
Venugopal Rao drives through the off side
Yogesh Nagar and Venugopal Rao run between the wickets during a 54-run stand