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Venkatraman Ganesan

Venkatraman Ganesan
Personal information
Born (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 38)
BowlingRight-arm off-break
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 6)11 May 2019 v Belgium
Last T20I14 August 2023 v Guernsey
Source: Cricinfo, 12 June 2022

Venkatraman Ganesan (born 21 May 1985) is an Indian-born German cricketer,[1] who captains the Germany cricket team.[2]


He was named in Germany's squad for the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division Five tournament in South Africa. He has represented Tamil Nadu cricket team at age group levels and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) first division. He played an important role in Germany winning its last two games on 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division Five tournament and got Man of the match in both the games he played.

In May 2019, he was named in Germany's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their three-match series against Belgium. The matches were the first T20Is to be played by the German cricket team.[3] He made his T20I debut for Germany against Belgium on 11 May 2019.[4] Later the same month, he was named in Germany's squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier tournament in Guernsey.[5][6] However, he was later ruled out of the tournament, after suffering a broken finger in the match against Italy.[7]

In September 2021, he was named as the captain of Germany's T20I squad for the Regional Final of the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier tournament.[8] In January 2022, he was named captain of Germany's team for the 2022 ICC Men's T20 World Cup Global Qualifier A tournament in Oman.[9]


  1. ^ "Venkatraman Ganesan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Captains share their thoughts ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier A". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Germany announce dates for first T20Is". Cricket Europe. Archived from the original on 20 March 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  4. ^ "1st T20I, Germany tour of Belgium at Waterloo, May 11 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Squads announced for ICC Men's T20 World Cup Europe Final 2019". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  6. ^ "ICC Men's T20 World Cup – wir fahren nach Guernsey!". Deutscher Cricket Bund. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Denmark remain in contention". Cricket Europe. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  8. ^ @Cricket_Germany (16 September 2021). "Our squad for the men's T20 World Cup European Finals" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ @Cricket_Germany (28 January 2022). "Our 14 man squad for the ICC T0 World Cup Global Qualifiers in Oman from 17-24 February" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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