Venkatesh Iyer, born December 25, 1994, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, is a left-handed batsman, who has been recruited by Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League 2021. Iyer, who identifies himself as an all-rounder, made headlines when he missed a double century by two runs in a Vijay Hazare match against Punjab. Courtesy Iyer whirlwind innings of 198, which included 24 boundaries and seven maximums.

Batting and fielding averages:

In 10 First-class matches, he has scored 545 runs, highest being 93. He has an average of 36.33 and a strike rate of 54.33. Even though he doesn't have a century to his name, he has six half-centuries under his belt.

In 24 List A matches, he has scored 849 runs, highest being 198. An average of 47.16 and a strike rate of 98.72, Iyer has two hundreds to his name and three half-centuries.

In 38 T20s, he has scored 724 runs, with the highest being an unbeaten 88. He has a massive strike rate of 137.64 and two fifties to his name.

Bowling average:

In First-class, he has seven wickets to his name with an economy of 2.59, in List A, he has a total of 10 wickets and in T20s, he has 21 wickets.


Iyer made his First-class debut on December 6, 2018, in Indore. On December 11, 2015, he made his List A debut and on March 25, 2015, the right arm medium pacer made his T20 debut.

Full squad of KKR for 2021:

Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy and Tim Seifert, Shakib-al-Hasan, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson and Vaibhav Arora.