Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Rajasekaran Iyer was born on December 25, 1994, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler, known for his all-round capabilities on the cricket field. Iyer has made a significant impact in the Indian domestic circuit playing for Madhya Pradesh and gained national attention with his performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). His aggressive batting at the top of the order and handy bowling have established him as a promising talent in Indian cricket.


Venkatesh Iyer’s cricket journey began in his hometown of Indore, where his talent was nurtured from a young age. He made his first-class debut for Madhya Pradesh in the 2015-2016 Ranji Trophy season and gradually established himself in domestic cricket with consistent performances. However, it was his breakthrough in the 2021 IPL season that catapulted him into the limelight. Iyer’s aggressive batting and useful contributions with the ball for KKR showcased his potential as an all-rounder and earned him a call-up to the Indian national team.

Sporting Achievements

  • Indian Premier League (IPL): Iyer’s performances in the IPL, particularly during the 2021 season, were instrumental in KKR reaching the final. His ability to provide quick starts and contribute crucial overs as a bowler made him one of the standout players of the tournament.
  • International Cricket: Venkatesh Iyer made his debut for the Indian national team in a T20 International against New Zealand in November 2021. Since then, he has been part of India’s limited-overs squads, showcasing his all-round skills at the international level.
  • Domestic Cricket: In domestic cricket, Iyer has been a key player for Madhya Pradesh across formats. His performances in the Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy have included several match-winning knocks and important wickets.

Venkatesh Iyer’s rise from domestic cricket to the IPL and the Indian national team highlights his development as an all-rounder capable of making an impact in all formats of the game. His aggressive approach to batting and versatility on the field make him a valuable asset for his teams and one of the exciting prospects in Indian cricket.

Player Stats

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