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Venkatesh Iyer Biography | Cricketer | Stats | Family | Net Worth

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Venkatesh Iyer is an Indian young cricketer who came into the spotlight in the Indian Premier League. He plays for Madhya Pradesh at the domestic level and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. The young batsman impressed everyone with his hard-hitting at the front as an opener. Moreover, he can also bowl a couple of vital overs with his medium pace. Iyer is a left-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. He proves to be very useful as a batting all-rounder for his teams.

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This is the life and style of young and talented Indian cricketer – Venkatesh Iyer

About Venkatesh Iyer

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Personal Life

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Venkatesh Iyer is an all-around cricketer from Madhya Pradesh. He was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He graduated from the Institute of Management Studies, DAV Indore. Iyer has a degree in B.Com and had also prepared for CA. Although he had passed the CA intermediate examinations, he dropped out later for the love of cricket.

He pursued Master of Business Administration in finance instead. By doing so, he allowed himself to pursue cricket further.


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Domestic Career

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He began his career playing as a wicketkeeper-batsman. He played like this till the under-19 level when he developed an interest in bowling after being asked to bowl as a part-timer for his team.

Venkatesh Iyer made his domestic debut against Hyderabad in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy. He played this match for his domestic team, Madhya Pradesh at Indore. He took a wicket in that match but didn’t get to bat and only ball two overs.

Iyer made his List-A debut at Rajkot against Saurashtra in 2015. He played for Madhya Pradesh in that Vijay Hazare match.

He scored the most runs in an inning in a List-A match at the Holkar Stadium, Indore. Iyer broke David Warner’s record of 197 by scoring 198 off 146 balls against Punjab in the Elite group D match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. His innings enabled his team to make a huge score and win the match by 105 runs at the end of the day. 

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Venkatesh Iyer made his Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy debut against Railways in 2015. He has proved himself an economical baller in the T20 tournament, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He has taken 21 wickets in 38 matches, bowling at an economy of 6.98 runs per over. 

He finished as Madhya Pradesh’s top scorer in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22 with 155 runs with an average of 51.66. In the 2021-22 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he continued his form and scored 379 runs at an average of 63.16 with a strike rate of over 133.

Venkatesh Iyer IPL

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Venkatesh Iyer was bought in the 2021 Indian Premier League by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the base price of 20 lakhs. He played his debut match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and scored his first Indian Premier League half-century against the Mumbai Indians.

In the second edition of the 2021 Indian Premier League post-pandemic, Iyer proved to be one of the most crucial players. He scored 320 runs including a brilliant 51 against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final of the IPL. His consistently stroke-filled performances enabled the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to reach the finals of the Indian Premier League (IPL).


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Venkatesh Iyer International Career

Venkatesh Iyer was given a chance to be a net bowler in India’s squad for the ICC 2021 t20 World Cup. He made his t20 international debut against New Zealand in a three-match t20I series following India’s abysmal performance in the World Cup. He impressed everyone in the last t20 with his bowling. His figures were impressive as he took a wicket and also gave 12 runs in 3 overs.

He was named in India’s T20I squad in January 2022, for their series against the West Indies, where he played in all three matches. He played in the lower middle order at a strike rate of 179.24. He also took two wickets in the series. Iyer was named in India’s squad for their T20I series against Ireland.

Venkatesh Iyer Stats

Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODI 2 2 0 24 22 12.00 40 60.00 0 0 0 1 0 0
T20I 9 7 3 133 35* 33.25 82 162.19 0 0 15 5 4 0
FC 11 16 0 559 93 34.93 1012 55.23 0 6 64 8 4 0
List A 32 30 4 1252 198 48.15 1183 105.83 4 4 91 42 17 0
T20 80 71 20 1773 88* 34.76 1314 134.93 0 10 173 66 38 0
Bowling
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODI 2 1 30 28 0 5.60 0 0 0
T20I 9 4 55 75 5 2/23 2/23 15.00 8.18 11.0 0 0 0
FC 11 16 786 340 7 2/22 3/46 48.57 2.59 112.2 0 0 0
List A 32 21 669 619 19 3/55 3/55 32.57 5.55 35.2 0 0 0
T20 80 52 787 972 42 6/20 6/20 23.14 7.41 18.7 0 1 0

Venkatesh Iyer IPL Stats

Batting & Fielding

Year Mat No Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s CT ST
Career 22 2 552 67 27.60 457 120.79 0 5 54 21 11 0
2022 12 1 182 50* 16.55 169 107.69 0 1 17 7 4 0
2021 10 1 370 67 41.11 288 128.47 0 4 37 14 7 0

Bowling

Year Mat Balls Runs WKTS BBM Ave Econ SR 4W 5W
Career 22 75 115 3 2/29 38.33 9.20 25.00 0 0
2022 12 24 46 0 0/8 11.50 0 0
2021 10 51 69 3 2/29 23.00 8.11 17.00 0 0

FAQ’S

Venkatesh Iyer Native Place

Iyer is from Indore.

Venkatesh Iyer Education

Iyer has done B.Com.

Venkatesh Iyer IPl price

Venkatesh Iyer was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 for a base price 20 lakhs. 

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