Venugopal Rao

Country: India
Born: February 26, 1982, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Venugopal Rao Bio

Yalaka Venugopal Rao, often known as Venugopal Rao, is an Indian cricket player known for his exceptional batting skills and contributions to the game. Born on 26th February 1982, in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, Rao has made a name for himself in the cricketing world through his impressive performances in both domestic and international matches.

Rao’s foray into the world of cricket began at a young age when he represented the Indian team at the Under-19 World Cup in 2000. His talent and determination were evident, and he played a crucial role in helping India secure the championship. This achievement marked the beginning of a promising career for Rao.

In 2006, just two days before his 22nd birthday, Rao delivered a performance that would leave a lasting impact on the cricketing community. Representing South Zone, he scored an unbeaten 228 runs to successfully chase down England A’s daunting target of 501 runs. This remarkable feat not only earned him recognition but also established Rao as a player with immense potential.

While Rao’s performances in domestic cricket were consistently impressive, his international career faced its fair share of challenges. As a member of the Indian ODI team, he struggled to find his footing amidst the aggressive batting style that dominated the subcontinent tracks. Nevertheless, Rao displayed shades of brilliance reminiscent of cricketing legends Rahul Dravid and Robin Singh.

Despite only scoring one half-century, a composed and unbeaten 61 runs off 93 balls against Pakistan, Rao remained a valuable asset to the team. The team management recognized his potential and remained open to exploring a wide pool of talent, which kept Rao in contention for future matches. In addition to his national team contributions, he showcased his leadership skills by captaining the A sides and Board Presidents’ XIs.

Rao’s remarkable journey in cricket is a testament to his perseverance and dedication to the sport. While he may not have shattered records or gained widespread acclaim, his impact on the game goes beyond statistics. Rao’s presence on the field instilled a sense of fear in opposing teams, as evident in matches against notable cricketers such as Matt Prior, Simon Jones, and Sajid Mahmood.

In addition to his cricketing career, Rao possesses an unwavering commitment to personal development and growth. His positive attitude and sportsmanship make him a role model for aspiring cricketers in India and beyond.

With a career filled with ups and downs, Rao has always remained focused on giving his best and leaving a mark in the cricketing world. Whether it be domestic or international matches, his contributions have not gone unnoticed, and his impact on the sport will be remembered for years to come.

As Rao continues to strive for excellence, his determination, skill, and love for the game serve as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers, making him an integral part of Indian cricketing history.

Venugopal Rao Career Stats

Venugopal Rao Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 16 11 2 218 61* 24.22 363 60.05 0 1 16 3 6 0
FC 121 192 19 7081 228* 40.93 - - 17 30 - - 89 0
List A 137 122 16 4110 115* 38.77 - - 11 25 - - 45 0
T20s 83 71 12 1390 71* 23.55 1142 121.71 0 7 107 50 17 0

Venugopal Rao Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 121 - 5232 2452 66 4/34 - 37.15 2.81 79.2 - 0 0
List A 137 - 3043 2477 53 5/20 5/20 46.73 4.88 57.4 0 1 0
T20s 83 25 306 448 8 2/23 2/23 56 8.78 38.2 0 0 0

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