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Rajagopal Sathish      

Full name Rajagopal Sathish

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

Current age 34 years 269 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 38 57 7 1812 204* 36.24 5 5 38 0
List A 49 41 14 1169 91* 43.29 0 6 34 0
Twenty20 52 42 13 550 41 18.96 444 123.87 0 0 51 13 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 38 1648 649 17 3/18 38.17 2.36 96.9 0 0
List A 49 1059 828 31 4/16 4/16 26.70 4.69 34.1 1 0 0
Twenty20 52 25 325 404 15 3/12 3/12 26.93 7.45 21.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Tamil Nadu v Mumbai at Chennai, Jan 21-23, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Goa v Tamil Nadu at Secunderabad, Nov 11, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kerala v Tamil Nadu at Visakhapatnam, Sep 25, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Andhra v Tamil Nadu at Kochi, Mar 29, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/22, 7 Tamil Nadu v Andhra Kochi 29 Mar 2015 T20
3/17, 18* Tamil Nadu v Goa Kochi 28 Mar 2015 T20
0 Tamil Nadu v Karnataka Kochi 27 Mar 2015 T20
2/20, 18 Tamil Nadu v Kerala Kochi 26 Mar 2015 T20
4, 1/17 Tamil Nadu v Hyderabad Kochi 25 Mar 2015 T20
39, 1/9 Tamil Nadu v Mumbai Chennai 21 Jan 2015 FC
11 Tamil Nadu v U. Pradesh Chennai 13 Jan 2015 FC
10, 0/41, 37* Tamil Nadu v Bengal Kolkata 5 Jan 2015 FC
41 Tamil Nadu v Railways Chennai 28 Dec 2014 FC
67 Tamil Nadu v Goa Secunderabad 11 Nov 2014 LA

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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

May 11, 2013

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

Rajagopal Satish strikes a six


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


May 22, 2011

Mumbai Indians celebrate the run-out of Shreevats Goswami, Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2011, May 22, 2011

Mumbai Indians celebrate the run-out of Shreevats Goswami

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