5 Active Tamil Nadu Origin Cricketers Who Play For Different Nations

Tamil Nadu Origin Cricketers

Tamil Nadu is one of the strongest teams in the domestic circuit now. The team has won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy twice in a row and has also done well in the 50-over tournament. Tamil Nadu has also been constantly supplying good quality cricketers to Team India. Not just India, there have been a few players that the state has contributed to other nations as well. In this article, we take a look at five active Tamil Nadu origin cricketers who play for different nations at the moment.

Indian-origin players representing other nations is not a surprise anymore. Due to intense competition for places, a few players tend to leave the country in search of better opportunities elsewhere. There is also the case of cricketers who migrated long ago from India and have now got a chance to represent the other nation. We take a look at five players of Tamil Nadu origin in this article.

1) Senuran Muthusamy - South Africa

Senuran Muthusamy is one of the Tamil Nadu origin cricketers who play for different nations at the moment. Although he has represented South Africa in the past, opportunities have been hard to come by for the bowling all-rounder. He is a left-handed batsman whose principal skill is left-arm orthodox spin. Since Keshav Maharaj, another Indian origin player, is the preferred pick, Senuran has not got a lot of chances. The player's Test debut was in India a few years ago. His first scalp was Virat Kohli. An FC career of close to 89 games, Senuran Muthusamy is 27 years old and definitely will get his chances if he does well in the future.

2) Nivethan Radhakrishnan - Australia (U19)

Although Nivethan Radhakrishnan has not represented the senior squad so far, based on the way that the management sees him, there are high chances that he could wear the yellow jersey in the next few years. Nivethan will first represent Australia in the upcoming U19 World Cup. Born in Tamil Nadu, the player has been part of TNPL, as well. He has also served as a net bowler for Delhi Capitals in IPL. A left-handed batter, Nivethan's USP lies in his ability to bowl with both hands.

3) Sivakumar Periyalwar - Romania

Sivakumar Periyalwar is a cricketer born in Tamil Nadu but plays for Romania. He was recently part of a historic T20I win for the nation. Sivakumar scored a century in that game and in the process, became the first T20I centurion for the country. The player, who is also an engineer, is a wicket-keeper.

4) Karthik Meiyappan - UAE

Karthik Meiyappan is one of the Tamil Nadu origin cricketers who play for different nations at the moment. Born in Chennai, Karthik is one of the important constituents of the UAE Cricket Team at the moment. The spinner has done well in both formats and also got a chance to serve as the net bowler for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020.

5) Venkatraman Ganesan - Germany

A player who has represented Tamil Nadu at age-group levels and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) first division, Venkatraman Ganesan, plays international cricket for Germany. Not just him, there are many other cricketers of Indian origin who play for the European country. An all-rounder, he has also captained the nation.

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