VVS Laxman, who’ve performed many memorable innings towards Australia, feels the participant T Natarajan might be a helpful choose not just for the T20Is towards hosts Australia but additionally contemplating the T20 World Cup subsequent 12 months.
Pacer T Natarajan changed injured Kolkata Knight Risers spinner Varun Chakravarthy. Each of them are uncapped. Whereas the spinner picked 17 wickets in 13 video games averaging 20.94, the pacer picked 16 in 16 video games averaging 31.5.
VVS Laxman: T Natarajan As A Left Armer Is The X-Issue As India Require Loss of life Bowler With T20 World Cup Scheduled In 2021
Earlier, in early November, the Indian squads have been introduced for all three codecs for the tour of Australia. The squads have been obtained with blended reactions from specialists since a few names like Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel have been lacking regardless of wonderful performances in IPL. In distinction, two promising pacers obtained maiden calls.
Mohammed Siraj has performed 1 ODI and three T20Is for India beforehand. Nonetheless, the 26-year-old was in for a nice shock when his identify was introduced in India’s Take a look at squad the place injured Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar didn’t discover a place as anticipated.
Nevertheless, one other identify that wasn’t anticipated was T Natarajan, the left-arm quick bowler from Tamil Nadu who made heads flip together with his correct yorkers and pin-point bouncers taking part in for SRH in IPL 2020.
“With the T20 World Cup scheduled subsequent 12 months – in the event you have a look at the Indian group, it requires somebody good on the dying. It’s nice to see the likes of Mohammed Shami and Navdeep Saini bowl with such confidence within the dying. Natarajan being a left-armer would be the X-factor,” VVS Laxman informed Sportstar.
VVS Laxman, a mentor with SRH, isn’t one in every of them who imagine the choice handy the 29-year-old a ticket to Australia was early. In actual fact, the previous India batsman feels T Natarajan might be a helpful choose not just for the T20Is, but additionally maintaining in thoughts the T20 World Cup subsequent 12 months in India.
VVS Laxman: T Natarajan Has Mindset And Confidence Of Executing Yorkers
Within the recently-concluded IPL 2020 the place VVS Laxman’s residence group SunRisers Hyderabad crashed out after shedding to Delhi in Qualifier 2, he had causes to smile after T Natarajan was picked as a alternative in T20I squad for the Australian tour.
T Natarajan taking part in for SunRisers Hyderabad dismissed the likes of Virat kohli and AB de Villiers. Although the left-arm pacer has largely been related to yorkers and is hailed as yorker king, VVS Laxman says T Natarajan can supply loads of variations too.
“Natarajan was at all times identified for these yorkers – even within the TNPL. However, I have to say he received plenty of variations which he didn’t use within the IPL. He has a pointy bouncer, slower one, off-cutter and has the wicket taking potential with the brand new ball,” VVS Laxman defined.
“Primarily, Natarajan has the mindset and the arrogance of executing yorkers which we typically imagine to be the hardest to ship. And, he has completed persistently and exceedingly properly by way of the IPL, the choose of them being the dismissal of RCB’s AB de Villiers beneath strain,” he concluded.
T Natarajan picked 16 wickets in 16 video games and now has 18 scalps from 22 video games in total IPL averaging 34.38. The 29-year-old pacer from Salem in Tamil Nadu made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2014 and was part of Kings XI Punjab’s IPL 2017 marketing campaign. Punjab had bagged the Tamil Nadu pacer in IPL 2017 for three crores, however he ended up with solely 2 wickets in 6 video games.