Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad

India Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad

Plays for India
Age 48 years 84 days
Born August 5, 1969, Bangalore, Karnataka
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium-fast
As the new ball partner of statemate Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad was an important member of the Indian team from his debut in 1996 until he was passed over in 2001. Tall and proportionally built, Prasad's great strength is that he could move the ball both ways. A deceptive slower ball also proved an useful weapon. Not surprisingly, Venky achieved better figures in more helpful conditions abroad than at home, where the slow, bald tracks did not encouraged his mode of attack. Yet, paradoxically enough, his most devastating spell came at Chennai where, in the first Test in January 1999, he brought Pakistan's second innings to a swift end with figures of 6 for 33, which included a spell of 5 for 0. A calm, unruffled team man, Prasad's effective seam bowling was also invaluable to the country in the shorter version of the game. Following retirement, he took to coaching, training the Under-19 side and later taking over as coach of his state side Karnataka. He was appointed India's bowling coach for the tour of Bangladesh in May 2007. Prasad received praise from various members of the Indian squad and worked well with India's promising new-ball pair, Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma. In that role, he was involved in feats he did not taste during his playing career - Test series wins in England and New Zealand. However, two disappointing performances by the bowlers in the major ICC events of 2009 cost him his job. He also worked as bowling coach for the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. Cricinfo staff
Major Teams Affiliated With
India Karnataka

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 56 6.46 20 304 43 90 236
firstClass 0 0 0 75 10.02 37 892 53 142 123
ODIs 0 0 0 37 5 7 6.90 19 221 31 63 161
tests 0 0 0 6 0 11 7.51 30* 203 20 47 33

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 2 7 4.40 29.72 6/18 6/18 295 8768 11951 236
firstClass 3 18 2.70 27.75 7/37 361 10020 22222 123
ODIs 0 1 3 4.67 32.30 5/27 5/27 196 6332 8129 160 161
tests 1 7 1 2.86 35.00 10/153 6/33 96 3360 7041 58 33
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