All About Venkatesh Iyer And His Cricket Career

The International Indian Cricketer Venkatesh Iyer was born on 25 December 1994 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Venkatesh Iyer represents Madhya Pradesh at the domestic Cricket level and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is All-rounder Cricketer, with a left-hand batting style and a right-armed Medium bowling style. His records are the highest run scores in List-A games. Venkatesh schooled at St. Paul Higher Secondary School and joined the Institution of Management Studies, DDV University in Indore.

Venkatesh Iyer bats in the top order while he bowls handy medium pace for Madhya Pradesh. He made his Twenty20 debut against the Railways cricket team at Holkar Stadium in March 2015 and his List A debut against the Saurashtra cricket team at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in December.

VenkateshIyer made his first-class debut for Madhya Pradesh in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 6 December 2018. He is the only batsman to score a score of 150 or more whilst batting at number six or lower in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He completed Madhya Pradesh’s top scorer in the 2021-22 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 155 runs at an average of 51.66 during his first-class debut.

Personal Information Of Venkatesh Iyer

Full NameVenkateshRajasekaranIyer
Nick NameVenkatesh Iyer
Date of Birth25 December 1994
Birthplace / HometownIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Current ResidenceIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism
ProfessionIndian Cricketer
Age28 Years (As in 2022)
Height6.4 Feet
Weight65 Kg
RoleBatting All-rounder
Batting StyleLeft Hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium
Domestic / State TeamMadhya Pradesh
IPL TeamKolkata Knight Riders

Achievements of Venkatesh Iyer

  • VenkateshIyer made his first-class debut for Madhya Pradesh against Hyderabad at Indore in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy. He managed to take only one Wicket in the two overs of the match.
  • He 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 in the ten first-class matches, while he took 7 Wickets with a strike rate of 112.20.
  • He made his List-A debut for Madhya Pradesh against Saurashtra in Vijay Hazare Trophy at Rajkot on 11 December 2015, scoring 16 runs off 15 balls in the same match. He has played 32 List A matches with a score of 1252 runs batting at an average of 48.15, managing to take 19 wickets with a bowling average of 32.57.
  • He broke the List-A record for the most runs scored in an innings, he opened the batting with 20 boundaries and seven sixes from 146 balls defeating Australian batsman David Warner who scored runs off 141 balls in 2013 Ryobi One-Day Cup. 
  • He made his T20 debut for Madhya Pradesh against Railways in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Indore on 25 March 2015, where he took one Wicket.
  • He has played 38 T20 games and picked up 21 wickets at an economy rate of 6.98 runs per over in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
  • During the IPL Auction, Venkatesh was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders with 20 lakhs ahead of 2021 IPL. He made his IPL debut against the Royal Challenger Banglore and scored a maiden IPO fifty against Mumbai Indians.
  • He made his T20I debut on 17 November 2021, for India against New Zealand after he got named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad. 
  • He made his ODI debut on 19 January 2022, for India against South Africa after he got mentioned in India’s One Day International (ODI) squad in December 2021.

Family Information Of Venkatesh Iyer

VenkateshIyer is the son to RajasekaranIyer, father. His mother and siblings are not known but the information will be updated soon.

He is single. He is not yet married and his dating information is also not learned.

Career Summary of all Formats

T20 Career

VenkateshIyer made his Twenty20 debut against the Railways cricket team at Holkar Stadium in March 2015.

List A Career

He made his List A debut against the Saurashtra cricket team at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in December 2015. He has played 32 List A matches with a total score of 1252 runs batting at an average of 48.15, managing to take 19 wickets with a bowling average of 32.57.

T20I Career

Venkatesh Iyer got named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against New Zealand which allowed him to make his T20I debut against New Zealand on 17 November 2021, where he returned figures of 3-0-12-1. This is after he was requested to remain in the United Arab Emirates to be a net bowler in the 2021 ICC T2O World Cup team for India. He has played 9 T2OI matches by 2022 march and managed to score 133 runs at a batting average of 33.35. He has bagged 5 Wickets across all the 9 T20I matches with a bowling average of 15.00.

ODI Career

Venkatesh Iyer was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against South Africa in December 221, he made his debut in ODI on January 2022 against South Africa. He has participated in 2 ODI matches, scoring 24 runs with a batting average of 12.00.

Career Averages of all Formats

Batting and Fielding Stats

formatMatInnsNORunsHsAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI220242212.004060.00000100
T2OI97313335*33.2582162.190015540
FC101505459336.33100354.330662740
LISTA32304125219848.151183105.83449142170
T2O625418138288*38.381006137.370713750290

Bowling Stats

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgBBMEconSR4W5W0
ODI21302805.60000
T2OI94557552/2315.002/238.1811.0000
FC101678634072/2248.573/462.59112.2000
LISTA3221669619193/5532.573/555.5535.2000
T2O6242661772342/222.702/27.0019.4000

IPL Team and IPL Career.

Venkatesh Iyer made his IPL debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore after he was hired by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. In September 2021 in the United Arab Emirates. Iyer scored 41 runs, helping KKR to win with a nine-wicket. Another IPL match against Mumbai scored 53 as KKR finished another successful competition by eight wickets.

Venkatesh Iyer Net-Worth

His net worth stands at approx. $1 million which is 73 Lakhs in Indian currency. His contract in IPL is only worth INR 20 Lakhs which is possibly going to increase in the future. He gets his earnings from match payments and some Endorsements.

Venkatesh Iyer’s Social Media Accounts

Instagram Venkatesh R Iyer(@venkatesh.iyer2512)

Twitter          

VenkateshIyer (@venkateshiyer)

FAQs

  1. What team is VenkateshIyer playing for in the IPL?

Kolkata Knight Riders team.

  • What is the marital status of VenkateshIyer?

He is single.

  • 3.      How old is VenkateshIyer?

He is 27 years old.