Venkatesh Iyer is a left-hand Indian batsman who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian premier league. He plays the role of batting All-rounder in IPL or international cricket. Venkatesh Iyer highest score in IPL is 104 runs against Mumbai Indians.He also has 7 half-centuries 5 times 30+ and 3 times 20+ IPL runs with an average of 28.12. Before we deep dive into his IPL career, let’s have a look at Venkatesh Iyer’s player profile.
Venkatesh Iyer player profile
|Full Name||Venkatesh Rajasekaran Iyer|
|DOB||25 December 1994|
|Birthplace||Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Batting Style||Left Hand Batsman|
|Height||6 ft 4 inches|
|Role in Team||Batting All-rounder|
|Bowling style||Right arm medium|
Lets Have a Brief look at the Venkatesh Iyer top 5 highest score in IPL:–
Top 5 Venkatesh Iyer highest score in IPL
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Venkatesh Iyer IPL Career
Venkatesh Iyer made his IPL debut in 2021, At that time he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders at the price range of 20 lakh at the IPL auction. Venkatesh Iyer is a left-hand batsman and right-arm medium bowler who helps his team with both bat and ball. Iyer is known for his aggressive batting and classical cricketing shots. Venkatesh Iyer is an opening batsman with a strong start who consistently helps to made KKR highest score in IPL histoy. He has the ability to play in any situation or in any position. In 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders acquired the services of Venkatesh Iyer in 8.00 crore.
Venkatesh Iyer has played 36 matches in his career and has slammed 956 runs at an average of 28.12. V.Iyer has also slammed 1 century 7 half centuries 5 times 30+ and 3 times 20+ IPL runs. Venkatesh Iyer highest score in IPL is 104 runs against Mumbai Indians. He has scored 42 sixes and 84 fours in his IPL career. He is the second batsman for Kolkata who has scored a century after Brendon Mccullum In IPL history.Let’s have a look at the batting & bowling stats of Venkatesh Iyer:-
Venkatesh Iyer Stats of IPL
- Batting stats of Venkatesh Iyer
|2023||14||404||104 vs MI||28.85||145.84||0||2||32||21|
- Bowling stats of venkatesh Iyer
|Career||8||75||115||3||9.20||2/29 vs DC||0||0|
|2022||4||24||46||0||11.50||0/8 vs MI||0||0|
|2021||4||51||69||3||8.11||2/29 vs DC||0||0|
Venkatesh Iyer Top 3 highest innings in IPL
- Venkatesh Iyer highest score in IPL is 104 runs in 51 balls against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede on 22 April 2023. He scored 9 sixes and 5 fours at a strike rate of 203.92 in his knock. He is the only batsman after Brendon Mccullum who hit a century for KKR in IPL history. Kolkata Knight Riders set a huge score of 185 runs with the Help of V.Iyer ‘s century.But his century goes in Vain and Mumbai Indians won the match by 5 wickets with 14 balls remaining.
- Venkatesh Iyer second highest score is 83 runs in 40 balls against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad on 23 April 2023. He smashed 5 sixes and 8 fours at a strike rate of 207.50. Gt Opted to bat first and set a huge score of 204 runs in 20 overs. It was a tough run chase against Gujarat Titans powerful bowling attack. But with the help of Venky’s 83 and Rinku Singh last over heroics overshadow Gujarat’s bowling side and won the match by 3 wickets.
- The third-highest IPL score by Venkatesh Iyer came against Punjab Kings in Dubai on October 1, 2021, with 67 runs off 49 balls. He had a strike rate of 136.73 and hit 9 fours and 1 six in his innings. The KKR team struggled when they batted first, but Venkatesh Iyer’s stunning effort enabled them to score a respectable total of 165. However, Punjab Kings chased the score easily and won the match by 5 wickets with 3 balls remaining.
Venkatesh Iyer has played 14 matches and has scored scored 404 runs at an average of 28.85.
Venkatesh Iyer is the second batsman for Kolkata who has scored a century after Brendon Mccullum In IPL history.
Venkatesh Iyer has taken only 3 wickets in his IPL career with a best bowling figures of 2/29 vs DC.