Australia vs India: T.Natarajan becomes 232nd Cricketer to play for India in ODIs

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Australia vs India: T.Natarajan becomes 232nd Cricketer to play for India in ODIs. T. Natarajan got his debut cap from skipper Virat Kohli. Australia vs India: T.Natarajan becomes 232nd Cricketer to play for India in ODIs.

After a successful season of Indian Premier League for the left-arm fast bowler, T Natarajan has finally got his ODI cap in the 3rd ODI against Australia at Canberra. T. Natarajan for Sunriesrs Hyderabad in IPL picked 16 wickets in 16 appearances. The speedster got into the limelight after he started executing his yorkers and bowled the most toe crushers in the thirteenth season of IPL.

With his ability to bowl under pressure, BCCI gave him the opportunity to travel with Team India for the Australian tour as a net bowler. However, spinner Varun Chakravarthy pulled out of the T20 series due to injury, and Natrajan was named as his replacement in the T20I side.

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The speedster was called as Saini’s backup after he started complaining of Back Spasm.

In the 3rd ODI at Canberra, T. Natarajan replaced Mohd. Shami, who didn’t have a good time with the ball in the first two encounters. 

Virat Kohli after winning the toss at Canberra talked about the changes in the side. Kohli made as many as four changes to the side, Shubman Gill replaced Mayank Agarwal, Shardul Thakur replacing Navdeep Saini, and Kuldeep Yadav replacing Yuzvendra Chahal being three of them.

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Australia also made three changes. Cameron Green will play his debut game after Pat Cummins is given rest for the white ball series. While Mitchell Starc got a back and rib niggle, and David Warner is already ruled out due to groin injury. 

Cameron Green, Aston Agar, and Sean Abbott will be on the side for these three players.

India Playing 11: 

Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, T Natarajan.

Australia Playing 11:

Aaron Finch (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

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