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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 for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. 

The young batsmen 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.

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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.

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

About Venkatesh Iyer

Full Name
Venkatesh Iyer
27 years
Sport Category
Date of Birth
25 December 1994
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
6 ft 0 inches
85 kg
Dinesh Sharma
He Broke Australia's David Warner's record for most runs scored in an innings during a Vijay Hazare match.
1 crore (Approx)
Father- Rajasekaran Iyer. Mother- Usha Iyer
ODI Debut
Not Yet
Test Debut
Not Yet
T 20 Debut
vs New Zealand at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Nov 17, 2021
Batting Style
Left Handed
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium
Teams Played for
India, Madhya Pradesh, Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL Debut
vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Sep 20, 2021
Alma Mater
St. Paul Higher Secondary School, Indore

Personal Life

Venkatesh Iyer Family | KreedOn
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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 Masters 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.

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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 innings 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. 

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. 

Venkatesh Iyer IPL

Venkatesh Iyer IPL - KreedOn

Venkatesh Iyer was bought in the 2021 Indian Premier League by Kolkata Knight 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.

Venkatesh Iyer Stats


FormatMatchesRunsAverageCenturyHalf CenturyBest Score
First Class1054536.330693
List- A2484947.1623198

Bowling Stats

First Class1078673/46


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 base price 20 lakhs. 


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