T. Natarajan

T. Natarajan
Full name: Thangarasu Natarajan
Born/Date of Birthday: 4 April 1991
Place of Birth: Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
Parents: S. Thangarasu, Shantha
Spouse: Pavithra Natarajan (m. 2018)

Batting: Left-handed
Bowling: Left-arm medium-fast
Role: Bowler
International information
National side: India
Only Test (cap 300): 15 January 2021 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 232): 2 December 2020 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 83): 4 December 2020 v Australia

Domestic team information
2015–present: Tamil Nadu
2017: Kings XI Punjab
2018–present: Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 44)

Thangarasu Natarajan (born 4 April 1991) is an Indian cricketer. He made his international debut for the India cricket team in December 2020. He plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket. He became the first Indian cricketer to make his international debut across all three formats on the same tour when he was playing in India's 2020–21 tour of Australia.

Early life
Natarajan was born in Chinnappampatti, a village near Salem in Tamil Nadu. His father S. Thangarasu, was a weaver working on a powerloom, and his mother runs a fast-food stall. Natarajan is the eldest of five children. In November 2020, his wife gave birth to a baby girl.

Career
Natarajan made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy on 5 January 2015. He made his Twenty20 debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2016–17 Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament on 29 January 2017. He made his List A debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 20 September 2018.

In February 2017, Natarajan was bought by the Kings XI Punjab team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for ₹3 crore (equivalent to ₹3.6 crore or US$470,000 in 2020). In January 2018, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL auction.

On 26 October 2020, Natarajan was named as one of four additional bowlers to travel with the India cricket team for their tour to Australia. On 9 November 2020, he was added to India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad, replacing Varun Chakravarthy who was ruled out due to an injury. Ahead of the first One Day International (ODI) match, he was added to India's squad as a cover for Navdeep Saini, who was suffering with a back spasm. Natarajan made his ODI debut for India against Australia on 2 December 2020. He made his T20I debut for India, also against Australia, on 4 December 2020, taking three wickets for thirty runs. On 30 December 2020, Natarajan was added to India's Test squad ahead of the third match against Australia. He made his Test debut against Australia on 15 January 2021, dismissing Matthew Wade for his first international Test wicket.

In February 2022, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.


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