Venkatesh Prasad, born on August 5, 1969, was a medium-pacer, who represented India in 33 Tests and 161 One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Prasad had formed a good opening combination with statemate Javagal Srinath in the 1990s. Post retirement, he moved into coaching and was a part of the unit that helped India lift the ICC World T20 2007. Nishad Pai Vaidya picks 11 facts to know about Prasad. 
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In the 1993-94 season, Prasad picked up 50 wickets in 13 First-Class matches at an average of 18.60. In List A cricket, he accounted for nine wickets at an average of 22.77 in seven matches. In a Deodhar Trophy match that year, South Zone were defending only 82, but Prasad’s six for 18 helped them bowl North Zone out for 68. His performances got rewarded and he made it into the Indian team for ODI debut against New Zealand. Read the complete article on Cric Life here.
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