Thangarasu Natarajan
Thangarasu Natarajan. (Picture by Cameron Spencer – CA/Cricket Australia by way of Getty Pictures)

Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has praised pacer T Natarajan as a demise bowling specialist. Shastri additionally emphasised on the truth that the Indian crew missed the left-arm pacer sorely throughout the T20 World Cup in UAE.

The left-arm pacer, who grabbed the limelight in India’s historic Take a look at collection win in Australia in 2021, suffered a knee damage and remained unavailable for a couple of yr earlier than making a comeback in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

To notice, the Orange Military bought the 31-year outdated for INR 4 crore in IPL 2022 mega public sale. Natarajan made a nice comeback after getting hammered within the first match towards Rajasthan Royals, choosing two for 26 from his full quota towards Lucknow Tremendous Giants. Nonetheless, SRH suffered their second defeat on the trot with a 12-run loss.

He’s the specialist demise bowler: Ravi Shastri on T Natarajan

It’s to be famous that India had made a heartbreaking group-stage exit within the T20 World Cup in 2021. The Males in Blue additionally misplaced the match towards their arch-rivals Pakistan.

“Very completely satisfied for him. We missed him within the World Cup. He would’ve been a certainty had he been match,” Shastri instructed ESPNcricinfo.

“He bought injured towards England after we have been taking part in the ODI collection and we actually missed him (within the World Cup). He’s that specialist demise bowler, bowls these yorkers very skilfully. He’s bought nice management. He’s skiddy. A bit faster than you suppose and hits the bat,” Shastri added.

Speaking about Natarajan numbers in IPL, the left-arm pacer has performed a complete of 26 matches wherein he has scalped 24 wickets, bowling at a mean of 31.54. Nonetheless, he has been a contact costly as he bowls throughout the slog overs. Natarajan has an financial system price of 8.27.

SRH will subsequent face defending champions Chennai Tremendous Kings on April 9. The match will probably be performed at Dr. DY Patil Sports activities Academy, Mumbai.

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