V.V.S Laxman

VVS LaxmanKeeping the name Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman under cover, Laxman climbed up the walls of the test cricket in a way to gain a reputation where he was called Very Very Special Laxman (VVS Laxman). For his strokeplay, many regard him even better than the best batsmen in the world. VVS Laxman saw his best form in the 2003-04, during the tour of Australia Down Under, where the Australian bowlers had to admit they never learned where to bowl to this legend of test cricket. Been called even as a hero of second innings, Laxman has had gone through the most tense situations in many games where the entire responsibilities were laid on his shoulders, but the man didn’t fumble. But the career hasn’t been the same for Laxman in the ODIs, where he has failed to make an impact that he did in the test cricket. Laxman has been a part of the Indian Cricket Team since 1996 when he got his test debut.

VVS Laxman Personal Information
Role in the Team | Teams in which VVS Laxman Played
Awards and Achievements of VVS LaxmanVVS Laxman Cricket Records
VVS Laxman First Class Batting StatsVVS Laxman First Class Bowling Stats
VVS Laxman List A Batting StatsVVS Laxman List A Bowling Stats
VVS Laxman International Test Batting StatsVVS Laxman International Test Bowling Stats
VVS Laxman One-Day Internationals Batting StatsVVS Laxman One-Day Internationals Bowling Stats
VVS Laxman Twenty20 Batting Stats

Personal Information

Full name: Vangipurapu Venkat Sai Laxman
Date of birth: November 1st 1974 at Hyderabad, India.
Nick name: Very Very Special Laxman.
Height: 6 feet 1 inch.
Father: Dr. Shantaram
Mother: Dr. Satyabhama
Wife: G. R. Sailaja

Role in the Indian Cricket Team

  • Top-order batsman
  • Batting style: Right-handed
  • Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

Teams in which VVS Laxman played

  • India – International cricket
  • Deccan Chargers (IPL)
  • Kochi Tuskers Kerala (IPL)
  • Lancashire (2007-2009 county)
  • Hyderabad
  • South Zone
  • India Youth 11
  • Indian Board President’s XI
  • India A
  • Rest of India

Awards and Achievements of VVS Laxman

  • Padmashri award in the year 2011
  • Best Test Performance award in 2010 – ESPNCricinfo awards
  • Award for contribution to Indian Cricket – CEAT Cricket Rating Awards

Man of the Series Awards

  • India vs New Zealand in 2003 – 279 runs (average of 139.50) in which included 2 catches (Series: New Zealand in India 2003/04)

Man of the Match Awards in ODI Matches

  • vs Sri Lanka in 2001 at Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 87 not out
  • vs Australia in 2004 Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane 103 not out
  • vs Zimbabwe in 2004 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 131 runs
  • vs Pakistan in 2004 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 107 runs

Man of the Match Awards in Test Matches

  • vs Australia in 2000/01 Eden Gardens, Kolkata – 1st Innings: 59 runs, 2nd Innings: 281
  • vs West Indies in 2002 Queenspark, Port of Spain – 1st Innings: 69 not out, 2nd Innings: 74 runs
  • vs Australia in 2008 Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – 1st Innings: 200 not out, 2nd Innings: 59 runs
  • vs Sri Lanka in 2010 Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo – 1st Innings: 56 runs, 2nd Innings: 103 runs
  • vs South Africa in 2010/11 Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban – 1st Innings: 38, 2nd Innings: 96 runs
  • vs West Indies in 2011/12 Eden Gardens, Kolkata – 1st Innings: 176 runs

Highest Scores in ODI and Test Cricket

  • Test – 281 runs vs Australia at Kolkata in 2000/01
  • ODI – 131 runs vs Zimbabwe at Adelaide in 2004

Cricket Records by VVS Laxman

  • Laxman holds the record of taking 12 catches (non-wicket keeper) in an ODI series.
  • Laxman also hold the record with few other players for scoring 3 centuries in a single tri-series (2003-2004)

VVS Laxman First Class Batting Stats

First-Class Career Batting and Fielding (1992/93-2011/12)
Mat Inn N.O Runs HS Average 100 50 Cts St
Hyderabad 51 80 11 5554 353 80.49 22 18 45 1
South Zone 18 29 1 1339 217 47.82 4 4 19 0
Indian Youth XI 1 2 0 13 10 6.50 0 0 1 0
Rest of India 8 14 0 694 167 49.57 2 3 13 0
Indians 23 39 4 1324 113 37.82 2 7 27 0
Indian Board President’s XI 5 5 0 244 112 48.80 1 1 1 0
India 135 227 34 8818 281 45.68 17 56 137 0
India A 7 11 0 233 94 21.18 0 2 12 0
Lancashire 16 24 4 1237 135 61.85 6 6 22 0
Otago 1 2 0 64 44 32.00 0 0 0 0
Overall 265 433 54 19520 353 51.50 54 97 277 1

VVS Laxman First Class Bowling Stats

First-Class Career Bowling (1994/95-2010)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Average 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
South Zone 156 3 81 1 1-26 81.00 0 0 156.00 3.11
Hyderabad 816 31 298 14 3-11 21.28 0 0 58.28 2.19
Rest of India 40 0 32 0 0-1 4.80
Indian Board President’s XI 102 0 37 0 0-7 2.17
Indians 223 5 103 3 2-66 34.33 0 0 74.33 2.77
India 324 12 126 2 1-2 63.00 0 0 162.00 2.33
India A 66 2 36 1 1-22 36.00 0 0 66.00 3.27
Lancashire 108 5 41 1 1-13 41.00 0 0 108.00 2.27
Overall 1835 58 754 22 3-11 34.27 0 0 83.40 2.46

VVS Laxman ODI Batting Stats

One-Day International Career Batting and Fielding (1997/98-2006/07)
Mat Inn N.O Runs HS Average 100 50 SRate Cts
India 86 83 7 2338 131 30.76 6 10 71.23 39

VVS Laxman ODI Bowling Stats

One-Day International Career Bowling (1997/98-2002/03)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Average 4wI 5wI SRate Econ
India 42 0 40 0 0-5 5.71

 

One-Day Career Batting and Fielding (1994/95-2009)
Mat Inn N.O Runs HS Average 100 50 Cts
South Zone 18 17 2 535 91 35.66 0 3 8
Hyderabad 23 22 4 788 77* 43.77 0 7 9
India B 4 4 0 113 67 28.25 0 1 2
India A 17 17 2 585 110 39.00 2 2 5
Indians 4 3 1 39 18 19.50 0 0 3
India 89 86 8 2348 131 30.10 6 10 42
India Seniors 9 9 0 375 105 41.66 1 2 4
Lancashire 9 8 2 295 85* 49.16 0 3 1
Overall 173 166 19 5078 131 34.54 9 28 7

 

One-Day Career Bowling (1994/95-2007)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Average 4wI 5wI SRate Econ
South Zone 184 1 148 1 1-20 148.00 0 0 184.00 4.82
Hyderabad 372 4 272 7 2-42 38.85 0 0 53.14 4.38
India 102 1 85 0 0-5 5.00
India B 16 0 15 0 0-15 5.62
Lancashire 24 0 28 0 0-8 7.00
Overall 698 6 548 8 2-42 68.50 0 0 87.25 4.71

VVS Laxman International Test Batting Stats

Test Career Batting and Fielding (1996/97-2011/12)
Mat Inn N.O Runs HS Average 100 50 SRate Cts
India 134 225 34 8781 281 45.97 17 56 49.37 135

VVS Laxman International Test Bowling Stats

Test Career Bowling (1996/97-2007/08)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Average 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
India 324 12 126 2 1-2 63.00 0 0 162.00 2.33

VVS Laxman Twenty20 Batting Stats

Twenty20 Career Batting and Fielding (2007/08-2011)
Mat Inn N.O Runs HS Average 100 50 SRate Cts
Deccan Chargers 19 19 2 288 52 16.94 0 1 108.27 4
Lancashire 3 3 1 159 78* 79.50 0 2 132.50 0
Kochi Tuskers Kerala 3 3 0 44 36 14.66 0 0 104.76 0
Overall 25 25 3 491 78* 22.31 0 3 114.71 4

 VVS Laxman Youth Test Career Stats

Youth Test Career Batting and Fielding (1993/94-1994)
Mat Inn N.O Runs HS Average 100 50 Cts
India Under-19s 6 9 2 592 151* 84.57 2 3 5
Youth Test Career Bowling (1994)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Average 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
India Under-19s 162 7 89 1 1-20 89.00 0 0 162.00 3.29
Youth One-Day International Career Batting and Fielding (1993/94-1994)
Mat Inn N.O Runs HS Average 100 50 Cts
India Under-19s 5 5 0 148 77 29.60 0 1 1
Youth One-Day International Career Bowling (1993/94-1994)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Average 4wI 5wI SRate Econ
India Under-19s 42 1 30 1 1-9 30.00 0 0 42.00 4.28