Indore : If all goes well, you may see a city-based cricketer playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) this year for Delhi Daredevils.
Venkatesh Rajasekaran Iyer gave a trial recently before the owners and selectors of Delhi Daredevils and is having his fingers crossed.
“My performance during the trial was satisfactory. Let’s see if I get selected for the team or not,” said 21-year-old Venkatesh.
The fate of Venkatesh would be known when IPL auctions will be conducted. “If Delhi Daredevils select me during the auction, then I may get a chance to play in IPL matches this year,” he said. If selected, Venkatesh would be the first person from Indore to play in IPL matches.
Venkatesh is currently pursuing MBA course from Institute of Management Studies (IMS) of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV). Born on December 25, 1994 in the city, Venkatesh is a left-hand batsman and right arm medium pacer.
He played for Madhya Pradesh in different cricket matches including One Day and Twenty20 matches.
He played four one-day matches for Madhya Pradesh and his strike rate is 87.93. In three of his innings, he made 104 runs with an average of 34.66. His highest score is 57.
Venkatesh also played 13 T-20 matches for the state team with a rate of 118.18. In eight innings, he made 91 runs with 44 runs (not out) being the highest score. His average in T-20 matches is 30.33. He also took 11 wickets in T-20 matches with an economy of 5.64.