CHENNAI: India’s new sensation T. Natarajan has been released from the Tamil Nadu squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the request of BCCI. BCCI wants T Natrajan to be fresh for the upcoming limited over series against touring team England team.
When TNCA announced the team Tamilnadu for the upcoming Vijay Hazare trophy, T.Natarajan was part of the original squad.
The State Selection Committee of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has selected the following Players to represent the Tamil Nadu State Senior Team to participate in the Vijay Hazare Trophy One Day Tournament for the season 2020-21.#TNCA #VijayHazareTrophy pic.twitter.com/c9jeEUgeZE— TNCA (@TNCACricket) February 3, 2021
Natarajan will be replaced by RS Jaganath Srinivas for the tournament which will start on February 20.
T20 internationals against England will start from March 12 in Ahmedabad and the ODI series will start from March 23 in Pune.
TNCA chief of selector S Vasudevan confirmed the news and said Natarajan has been released from the Tamilnadu team for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
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T.Natarajan made his debut in Australia last year in all three formats and performed well, especially in the shorter format. Natarajan had taken 2 wickets in his first ODI, in the same way, Natarajan had 3 wickets in his first T20, 2 wickets in the second T20, and one wicket in the third T20 against Australia. Like Bumrah, Natarajan is also considered a Death Over Specialist as Natarajan has the ability to bowl a yorker.
How T.Natarajan came to limelight
Thangarasu Natarajan born on 4 April 1991 made his international debut for the India cricket team in December 2020.
Like Bumrah, Natarajan also came to the limelight and was noticed by the selectors because of the IPL. Natarajan plays IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad, in which his captain is Australian opener, David Warner. Natrajan is from a tiny village in Tamil Nadu and was initially a tennis ball cricketer from his school days. He had no intention of playing for India when he started playing cricket, but his father pushed him to play professional cricket rather than tennis ball cricket. In 2011 he moved to Chennai for a better facility and took his career to a new height.
The 5 feet 9-inch cricketer is known as Nattu within his friend circle, and teammates have recently become a father as well. T Natarajan has three sisters and one brother.
He is considered as one of the best death over bowlers because of his accurate yorkers and pace. He made his first-class debut from the Tamilnadu team in 2015 against the West Bengal team. He was dropped from the team because of suspicious bowling action, but in 2016 he returned to first-class cricket with refined action.
Next year, in 2017 Kings XI Punjab team bought T.Natarajan for 3 crores. His base price was 10 lakhs. Virender Sehwag bade for him as Kolkata Knight Riders, was also interested in him, and bade up to 2.80 crores.
In 2018 Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him at 40 crores (base price was 20 Lakhs this time), but he did not get a chance to play a match because of the already settled bowling attack of Hyderabad.