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Venkatesh Iyer Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Height: 6' 0"
Age: 26 Years
Hometown: Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Venkatesh Iyer in KKR Jersey

Bio/Wiki
Full nameVenkatesh Rajasekaran Iyer
NicknameVenky
ProfessionCricketer (All-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 0”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- Did not play yet
Test- Did not play yet
T20- Did not play yet
Jersey Number# 25 (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Domestic/State Team• Kolkata Knight Riders
• Madhya Pradesh
• Madhya Pradesh Under-16s
Batting StyleLeft hand bat
Bowling StyleRight arm medium
Records (main ones)• Highest runs scored in a List-A game
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 December 1994
Age (as of 2021) 27 Years
Birthplace Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Zodiac signCapricorn
NationalityIndian
HometownIndore, India
SchoolSt. Paul Higher Secondary School, Indore
College/UniversityInstitute Of Management Studies, DAVV University, Indore
CasteTamil Brahmin
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Rajasekaran Iyer
Mother- Name not known
Favourite Things
CricketerBatsman- Sourav Ganguly, Alastair Cook
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)20 Lakhs INR [1]Cricbuzz

Venkatesh Iyer

Some Lesser Known Facts About Venkatesh Iyer

  • Venkatesh Iyer is an Indian cricketer who plays as a batting all-rounder for the Madhya Pradesh state team in the domestic and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
  • Venkatesh Iyer belongs to a modest background and started his journey at the age of 10 when he joined a cricket club in his hometown Indore.
  • Venkatesh Iyer used to play as wicketkeeper-batsman till Under-19 level. He developed an interest in bowling when he was given a chance to bowl in a match.

    Venkatesh Iyer during his training days at the academy

    Venkatesh Iyer during his training days at the academy

  • Venkatesh Iyer made his first-class debut for his Madhya Pradesh against Hyderabad at Indore in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy. He didn’t get a chance to bat, but he picked up one wicket from his two overs in that match.
  • Venkatesh Iyer played in 10 first-class matches and scored 545 runs from his 15 innings at an average of 36.33 runs per match, and his highest score in this format is 93 runs. He has also picked up 7 wickets from his 10 first-class games with a strike rate of 112.20, and his best figure being 3/46.

    Venkatesh Iyer for home state Madhya Pradesh in Ranji Trophy

    Venkatesh Iyer for home state Madhya Pradesh in Ranji Trophy

  • Venkatesh Iyer made his List-A debut for Madhya Pradesh against Saurashtra in Vijay Hazare Trophy at Rajkot on 11 December 2015. He managed to score only 16 runs off 15 balls in that match.
  • He has played in 24 List-A matches, scoring 849 runs at an average of  47.16 and has picked 10 wickets at an economy of 5.38 runs per over.
  • Venkatesh Iyer scored 198 runs against Punjab in the Elite Group D match of Vijay Hazare Trophy at Holkar Stadium in Indore. Venkatesh opened the batting for his home state slamming 20 boundaries and seven sixes from 146 balls. He fell short by two runs for his double-century. His spectacular innings with the bat helped his side to amass 402 runs at the loss of three wickets from 50 overs. Madhya Pradesh won that match by 105 runs.

  • Venkatesh Iyer broke the List-A record for the most runs scored in an innings, which previously was held by Australian batsman David Warner against Victoria, who scored 197 runs off  141 balls in the 2013 Ryobi One-Day Cup.

    Venkatesh Iyer during the List-A match against Punjab in Vijay Hazare Trophy

    Venkatesh Iyer during the List-A match against Punjab in Vijay Hazare Trophy

  • Venkatesh Iyer made his T20 debut for Madhya Pradesh against Railways in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Indore on 25 March 2015. He did not get a chance to bat, but he did pick up one wicket in that match.

    Venkatesh Iyer for Madhya Pradesh in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

    Venkatesh Iyer for Madhya Pradesh in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

  • Venkatesh Iyer has played 38 T20 games and picked up 21 wickets at economy rate of 6.98 runs per over in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders bought Venkatesh Iyer at a base price of 20 Lakhs INR at IPL auction. Venketesh who is an all-rounder will be fcing a stiff competition for places in the KKR squad with likes of Andre Russell and Shivam Mavi. It will also be a great learning experience for him to share the dressing room with players like Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan.

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