Player Profile

Thangarasu Natarajan
India
Born May 27, 1991 ( 29 Yrs )
Birth Place Salem
Height
Known As
Player Role Bowler
Player Bat Style Left Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Left-arm fast-medium

Career Information - Teams

Tamil Nadu, Dindigul Dragons, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Lyca Kovai Kings


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

From almost being a coolie to a million dollar baby in the IPL, Natarajan's journey as a cricketer is worth the read. Hailing from the town of Salem, the left arm quickie learnt his basics playing tennis ball cricket. Yorkers bowled with the tennis ball changed to cutters with the seasoned ball but the impact remained the same on the batsman.

Touted as India's Mustafizur Rahman, KXIP picked him up 3 crores for IPL 2017 after his sterling performances in the domestic season and in the first season of TNPL as well. He played in 6 games in his debut IPL season and picked up 2 wickets. That was anti-climactic but was a good learning curve for someone so raw.

Natarajan's early promise was spotted by A Jayaprakash, a division cricketer. Natarajan moved to Chennai and the rest as they say is history. Natarajan missed the 2017-18 season of Ranji season owing to an elbow injury but was still picked up during the 2018 IPL auctions by SRH for 40 lakhs. However, he was benched for the entire season with plenty of experienced campaigners competing for the role.


Career

IPL debut vs Rising Pune Supergiant at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Apr 08, 2017
Last IPL vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Oct 18, 2020

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 15 2 2 3 3 0 5 60 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 15 15 285 410 13 24/2 24/2 8.63 31.54 21.92 0 0