Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Rajasekaran Iyer (born 25 December 1994) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Madhya Pradesh in domestic cricket and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He made his international debut for the India Cricket Team in November 2021


Full name: Venkatesh Rajasekaran lyer
Nickname: Venky
Profession: Cricketer (All-rounder)
Height (approx.): 6’0″


International debut:
ODI – On 19 January 2022 against South Africa at Boland Park
Test – Yet to make debut
T20 – On 17 November 2021 against New Zealand at Sawai Mansingh stadium
Jersey Number: #25 (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Domestic/State Team: Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh Under-16s, Kolkata Knight Riders
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Records: Highest runs scored in a List-A game

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 25 December 1994
Age: 27 Years
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Hometown: Indore, India
School: St. Paul Higher Secondary School, Indore
College/University: DAVV University, Institute Of Management Studies, Indore
Caste: Tamil Brahmin


Marital Status: Unmarried
Parents: Father – Rajasekaran iyer, Mother-Usha iyer

  • Venkatesh Iyer is an Indian cricket player who plays for the Madhya Pradesh state team in India and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He is an all-rounder.
  • Venkatesh Iyer comes from a middle-class family. At the age of 10, he joined a cricket club in Indore, his hometown.
  • Until the Under-19 level, Venkatesh iyer played as wicketkeeper-batsman. When he had a chance to bowl in a match, he became interested in bowling.
  • Venkatesh Iyer made his first-class debut for Madhya Pradesh against Hyderabad at Indore in the Ranji Trophy in 2018-19. One wicket came from his two overs in that match. He didn’t get to play, but he did well.
  • At an average of 36.33 runs per match, Venkatesh Iyer scored 545 runs in 15 innings during 10 first-class games. His highest score in this format is 93. During his 10 first-class games, he has also taken 7 wickets with a strike rate of 112.20. His best score was 3/46.
  • When Venkatesh Iyer played for Madhya Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Rajkot on December 11, 2015, he made his List-A debut for the team. he scored only 16 runs off 15 balls.
  • When he played in List-A games, he’s scored 849 runs at an average of 47.16 and took 10 wickets at an economy of 5.38 runs per over.
  • Venkatesh Iyer scored 198 runs in the Elite Group D match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Holkar Stadium in Indore. He played against Punjab.
  • Venkatesh smashed 20 boundaries and 7 sixes from 146 balls in his home state. His double-century didn’t happen. He was two runs away from getting it. When he played with the bat, he did a fantastic job. His team scored 402 runs in 50 overs with the loss of 3 wickets. They won by 105 runs in that match.
  • Venkatesh Iyer broke the List-A record for the most runs scored in an innings, which David Warner of Australia held against Victoria in the 2013 Ryobi One-Day Cup. Warner scored 197 runs off 141 balls in the match.
  • For Madhya Pradesh, Venkatesh Iyer made his T20 debut on March 25, 2015, when he played against Railways in Indore. He didn’t get the opportunity to bat in that match. He took one wicket, but it wasn’t enough.
  • At 6.98 runs per over, Venkatesh Iyer played 38 T20 games and took 21 wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
  • KKR bought Venkatesh Iyer for 20 lakhs INR, which they paid at the auction for him. It will be hard for Venketesh, an all-rounder, to get a spot in the KKR team because of players like Andre Russell and Shivam Mavi. Another thing that will be great for him is to share the dressing room with players like Dinesh Karthik and Pat Cummins.
  • But he exceeded everyone’s expectations and is in terrific form right now.
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