|Full name||Venkatesh Rajasekaran Iyer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 0”
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||ODI- On 19 January 2022 against South Africa at Boland Park
Test- Yet to make
T20- On 17 November 2021 against New Zealand at Sawai Mansingh Stadium
|Jersey Number||# 25 (Kolkata Knight Riders)|
|Domestic/State Team||• Kolkata Knight Riders
• Madhya Pradesh
• Madhya Pradesh Under-16s
|Batting Style||Left hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right arm medium|
|Records (main ones)||• Highest runs scored in a List-A game|
|Date of Birth||25 December 1994|
|Age (as of 2022)||28 Years|
|Birthplace||Indore, Madhya Pradesh|
|School||St. Paul Higher Secondary School, Indore|
|College/University||Institute Of Management Studies, DAVV University, Indore|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Rajasekaran Iyer
Mother- Name not known
|Cricketer||Batsman- Sourav Ganguly, Alastair Cook
|Net Worth (approx.)||20 Lakhs INR Cricbuzz|
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 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 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.
1⃣9⃣8⃣ reasons to celebrate our new knight 💜
2⃣0⃣ Boundaries and 7⃣ Sixes in a top notch inning against Punjab
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 28, 2021
- 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 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 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.
88*, 87*, 93, 86, 75, 47
Aim Big, Score Big 💪
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 18, 2021