Rajagopal Sathish      

Full name Rajagopal Sathish

Born January 14, 1981, Trichy (now Tiruchchirappali), Tamil Nadu

Current age 35 years 26 days

Major teams Assam, Chennai Superstars, ICL India XI, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Tamil Nadu

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Rajagopal Sathish
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 41 60 7 1859 204* 35.07 5 5 41 0
List A 57 49 16 1297 91* 39.30 0 7 38 0
Twenty20 58 46 14 643 41* 20.09 491 130.95 0 0 57 20 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 41 1654 650 17 3/18 38.23 2.35 97.2 0 0
List A 57 1323 980 39 4/16 4/16 25.12 4.44 33.9 1 0 0
Twenty20 58 31 451 528 19 3/12 3/12 27.78 7.02 23.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Tamil Nadu v Punjab at Dindigul, Dec 1-2, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Gujarat v Tamil Nadu at Alur, Dec 26, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kerala v Tamil Nadu at Visakhapatnam, Sep 25, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Hyderabad (India) v Tamil Nadu at Nagpur, Jan 10, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/28, 8 Tamil Nadu v Hyderabad Nagpur 10 Jan 2016 T20
41*, 0/23 Tamil Nadu v H. Pradesh Nagpur 9 Jan 2016 T20
2/13 Tamil Nadu v Gujarat Nagpur 7 Jan 2016 T20
32, 0/25 Tamil Nadu v Vidarbha Nagpur 6 Jan 2016 T20
12, 1/16 Tamil Nadu v Bengal Nagpur 3 Jan 2016 T20
1/19 Tamil Nadu v Haryana Nagpur 2 Jan 2016 T20
1/21, 15 Tamil Nadu v Gujarat Alur 26 Dec 2015 LA
1/14, 34* Tamil Nadu v U. Pradesh Bangalore 24 Dec 2015 LA
5, 1/26 Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan Hyderabad 18 Dec 2015 LA
2/18, 0 Tamil Nadu v Hyderabad Hyderabad (Deccan) 17 Dec 2015 LA
Profile

R Sathish was among several talented players from Tamil Nadu who shifted allegiance to the Indian Cricket League. A useful batting allrounder and excellent fielder - one of the best in the country - Sathish had established himself as an integral member of the Chennai Superstars, one of the strongest teams in the competition. After topping the run charts for Chennai in the ICL's second tournament, he was given the captaincy of the ICL India XI and led his side to the inaugural title. An affable and chirpy character off the field, Sathish warmed hearts with his attitude and performances to match. Sathish's rise to the top was by no means easy. Hailing from a modest background, he was, however, fortunate to receive the backing of his family to take up the sport. Since the facilities in Trichy, his birthplace, weren't quite up to scratch, he changed schools for the sake of his cricket and had to cycle 20 km everyday to get there. After completing his engineering, he moved to Chennai to play league cricket and eventually made it to the Tamil Nadu team during the 2000-01 season. However, he failed to find a regular place in the squad and shifted to Assam in 2003. His batting flourished while playing for his adopted state team, averaging over 54 over two seasons. Ironically, he made his highest first-class score - 204* - against Tamil Nadu and was persuaded to return. Despite returning to his home state, he wasn't a regular in the squad and that prompted his decision to join the ICL, which gave him the recognition he never got as a first-class cricketer. He quit the ICL after two seasons and joined the exodus when the BCCI offered amnesty. He was later given an IPL contract with Mumbai Indians.
Kanishkaa Balachandran February 2010

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Latest Photos

Nov 10, 2015

R Sathish launches one down the ground during his 33, Tamil Nadu v Andhra, Group B, Ranji Trophy, November 8, 2015

R Sathish launches one down the ground during his 33

© Sivaraman Kitta

May 11, 2013

Rajagopal Satish strikes a six, Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL, Mohali, May 11, 2013

Rajagopal Satish strikes a six

© BCCI

May 6, 2013

R Sathish and David Miller celebrate a stunning victory, Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2013, Mohali, May 6, 2013

R Sathish and David Miller celebrate a stunning victory

© BCCI

Notes

Rest of India U-19

U-16 Tamil Nadu 1996-97

U-16 South Zone 1996-97

Ranji Prob 1997-98

India Pistons - Chennai

Tournament Results
India A v India B at Rajkot - Oct 2, 2012
India B won by 139 runs
Bengal v India B at Rajkot - Oct 1, 2012
India B won by 21 runs
India A v India B at Rajkot - Sep 30, 2012
India A won by 4 runs
Bengal v India A at Rajkot - Sep 29, 2012
India A won by 8 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
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