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Thirunavukkarasu Kumaran      

Full name Thirunavukkarasu Kumaran

Born December 30, 1975, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu

Current age 38 years 205 days

Major teams India, Chennai Superstars, ICL India XI, Tamil Nadu

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Thirunavukkarasu Kumaran
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 8 3 0 19 8 6.33 27 70.37 0 0 2 0 3 0
First-class 31 32 9 422 106 18.34 1 0 13 0
List A 40 19 10 124 30* 13.77 0 0 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 8 8 378 348 9 3/24 3/24 38.66 5.52 42.0 0 0 0
First-class 31 4907 2510 98 6/39 25.61 3.06 50.0 5 1
List A 40 1900 1583 57 5/37 5/37 27.77 4.99 33.3 1 1 0
Career statistics
ODI debut India v New Zealand at Guwahati, Nov 14, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Dhaka, Jun 3, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1996-2002
List A span 1996-2002
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1*, 0/46 Chennai v Bengal Panchkula 4 Nov 2008 Other T20
10*, 0/28 ICL India XI v ICL World XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 15 Apr 2008 Other T20
1/28 ICL India XI v ICL Pak XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 13 Apr 2008 Other T20
0*, 1/26 ICL India XI v ICL World XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 12 Apr 2008 Other T20
2/20 ICL India XI v ICL Pak XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 11 Apr 2008 Other T20
0/20 ICL India XI v ICL World XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 9 Apr 2008 Other T20
3/12 Chennai v Bengal Panchkula 4 Apr 2008 Other T20
1/24, 5 Chennai v ICL Hyd Hyderabad (Deccan) 2 Apr 2008 Other T20
1/24 Chennai v Ahmedabad Gurgaon 27 Mar 2008 Other T20
4/14 Chennai v ICL Mumbai Panchkula 23 Mar 2008 Other T20
Profile

The Indian selectors have quite often been notorious in curbing the careers of budding pace bowlers with their policy of hiring and firing. The list is long and one of them was Thirunavakarasu Kumaran.`Kenny' as he is known to close friends, was selected for the national side largely on the basis of one performance - a ten-wicket haul in the Irani Trophy match against Karnataka at Bangalore at the break of the 1999-2000 season. He was the surprise choice for the tour of Australia and to give him some international experience prior to the tour, he was played in the one day internationals against New Zealand. Kumaran did well enough to show that he merited selection and on the tour of Australia, he performed beyond expectations in the first-class games prior to the first Test. It was taken for granted that he would be in the side but Agarkar was preferred. He took this disappointment in his stride but another one followed when he was one of five players to be replaced for the Carlton & United one-day series.

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Dec 8, 2007

T Kumaran of the Chennai Superstars in his delivery stride, Chandigarh Lions v Chennai Superstars, 9th match, Indian Cricket League, Panchkula, December 8, 2007

T Kumaran of the Chennai Superstars in his delivery stride

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Dec 3, 2007

T Kumaran was adjuged Man of the Match for his splendid six-wicket haul, Chennai Superstars v Mumbai Champs, Indian Cricket League, December 3, 2007

T Kumaran poses with his Man-of-the-Match award

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Jun 1, 2000

Thirunavukarasu Kumaran takes a brilliant return catch to get rid of De Silva, Asia Cup 1999/00, 3rd Match, India v Srilanka, Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 01 June 2000

Thirunavukarasu Kumaran takes a brilliant return catch to get rid of De Silva

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