M. Venkataramana

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M. Venkataramana
M. Venkataramana SAJC.jpg
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm off-break
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 1 1
Runs scored 0 0
Batting average - -
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 0* 0*
Balls bowled 11.4 10
Wickets 1 2
Bowling average 58.00 18.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/10 2/36
Catches/stumpings 1/- 0/-
Source: Cricinfo, 10 September 2005

Margasahayam Venkataramana,[1] (born 24 April 1966, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh) is a former Indian cricketer.

Venkataramana - Right arm Off-Spinner who played for Tamil Nadu in first class cricket. He made his debut in the 1987-88 season when Tamil Nadu won the Ranji Trophy. Often backed by the huge totals that the batsmen compiled, he took 35 wickets, including a career best 7 for 94 in the final against Railways. Another 30 wickets in 1988-89 earned him a place in the one-day squad against the touring New Zealand cricket team to play in the last two One day matches. He made his Debut in the Baroda(Vadodara) one dyer and picked up 2 wickets bowling a tight spell in the high scoring match. For his excellent form during this period earned him a place to tour West Indies and New Zealand under the captaincy of Dilip Vengsarkar and Md. Azharuddin.

Venkataramana's only Test match was against [West Indies] at Jamaica in 1988-89. He went wicket-less in the first innings and was put on to bowl in the second when West Indies needed eight runs to win. Desmond Haynes hit the first ball for four and was stumped off the second to become Venkat's only Test wicket. Gus Logie hit the fourth ball for six to end the Test series. He also Played in the English league from 1995-2000 in the Minor county league. There in England he picked up his flair for coaching the members young kids in the clubs and got qualified to coach in England finishing his basic coaching award course.

He took 247 wickets in his first-class career, 212 of them for Tamil Nadu. After he announced his retirement in 2000 from First class cricket, he took up coaching and he qualified himself as Level-3 Coach from BCCI-NCA Bengalure. Venkataramana served as the Head Coach in Singapore Cricket Association till 2011. Under his able guidance Singapore National Team gone higher up in the World Ranking and got Qualified to play in the World Cricket League in Jersey. Consistently Singapore National team performance came to lime light when he was looking after the cricket development in Singapore. On few occasions Singapore National team beat Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Malaysia in various ACC and WCL tournaments.

Presently, he is working for BCCI Specialist Academy In Chennai as Coaching faculty and developing all age group player from various states in India.


  1. ^ Although Venkataramana's first name is listed in Cricinfo and Cricketarchive as Margashayam, Margasahayam seems to be the right way to write it.


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