Former Australia cricketer Tom Moody praised fast bowler T Natarajan. The left-hander had an impressive season for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League in the UAE – and on Wednesday, he made his international debut for India in the third ODI in Canberra. In the 5th over of the match, Natarajan got the wicket of Marnus Labuschgane as he bowled him clean for 7 runs.
Speaking in a video on ESPN Cricinfo, Moody said that Natarajan has the skills to get wickets when India are scoring runs.
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He said, “The biggest challenge is with the nerves of the big stage of international cricket. He has come from the backwaters of Chennai where he has learned his craft. As we all know, this is a fantastic story, ”said Moody.
“I was fortunate to be a part of the beginning of that story when we placed him on the back of the T20 tournament at Sunrisers 2-3 years ago. I like what he has got on offer.
“I call Natarajan a defensive bowler. What he does is create pressure and when you are in the eye of the storm, he gains the skill to shut down the opponent with his slow balls or yorker, as he is angled with the left hand.
He said, ‘India will welcome that when the runs are starting, they have a good option and Natald is a strong defensive bowler. They said they could also use it in Syndey, its cutters could be effective on the Syndey surface, ”he said.
Meanwhile, India posted 302/5 in 50 overs against Australia after a 150-run partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya.
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