Rakesh Madhavan

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Rakesh Madhavan
Personal information
Born (1977-02-23) 23 February 1977 (age 40)
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1998–2004  Malaysia
First-class debut 23 April 2004 Malaysia v Nepal
Last First-class 17 September 2004 Malaysia v UAE
List A debut 17 March 1998 Malaysia v Pakistan International Airlines
Last List A 14 September 1998 Malaysia v Jamaica
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A ICC Trophy
Matches 2 6 5
Runs scored 151 68 191
Batting average 37.75 11.33 47.75
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 1/0
Top score 60 37 105*
Balls bowled 0 0 6
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 0/10
Catches/stumpings 1/0 0/0 1/0
Source: CricketArchive, 8 January 2008

Rakesh Madhavan (born 23 February 1977) is a Malaysian cricketer.[1] A left-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler,[2] he has played for the Malaysia national cricket team since 1997.[3]


Born in Negeri Sembilan in 1977,[2] Madhavan made his debut for Malaysia in the annual Saudara Cup match against Singapore in September 1997. The following year he played in the Stan Nagaiah Trophy against Singapore[4] before making his List A debut against Pakistan International Airlines in the Pakistan domestic one-day tournament.[5]

He played a second Saudara Cup match in August[4] before representing Malaysia in the cricket tournament at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, hosted in Kuala Lumpur, playing against Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Jamaica.[5] He finished the year playing in the ACC Trophy,[4] with Malaysia losing to Bangladesh in the final.[6]

Over the following years, he became almost an ever present for Malaysia, playing in every Stan Nagaiah Trophy and Saudara Cup match against Singapore until 2005, also playing in the ACC Trophy tournaments of 2000, 2002 and 2004 over the same time period, in addition to a match for Malaysia against the ECB National Academy in February 2003.[4] He also played in the 2001 ICC Trophy in Toronto.[7]

He made his first-class debut in 2004, playing against Nepal and the UAE in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.[8] He played ACC Fast Track Countries Tournament matches against Hong Kong in 2004 and against Singapore, Hong Kong and Nepal in 2005.[4]

He did not play in the Saudara Cup match of 2006,[9] though he did play in that year's Stan Nagaiah Trophy and ACC Trophy, in addition to ACC Premier League matches against Hong Kong and Nepal. He most recently represented his country in the 2007 Saudara Cup.[4]


  1. ^ Cricinfo profile
  2. ^ a b CricketArchive profile
  3. ^ Teams played for by Rakes Madhavan at CricketArchive
  4. ^ a b c d e f Other matches played by Rakesh Madhavan at CricketArchive
  5. ^ a b List A matches played by Rakesh Madhavan at CricketArchive
  6. ^ Scorecard of Bangladesh v Malaysia, 13 October 1998 at CricketArchive
  7. ^ ICC Trophy matches played by Rakesh Madhavan at CricketArchive
  8. ^ First-class matches played by Rakesh Madhavan at CricketArchive
  9. ^ Scorecard of 2006 Saudara Cup match at CricketArchive