Rajagopal Sathish      

Full name Rajagopal Sathish

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

Current age 33 years 232 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 34 52 6 1674 204* 36.39 5 5 30 0
List A 45 37 12 968 91* 38.72 0 3 30 0
Twenty20 47 37 12 503 41 20.12 409 122.98 0 0 45 12 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 34 1588 599 16 3/18 37.43 2.26 99.2 0 0
List A 45 963 742 28 4/16 4/16 26.50 4.62 34.3 1 0 0
Twenty20 47 21 241 328 8 3/12 3/12 41.00 8.16 30.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Assam v Hyderabad (India) at Guwahati, Nov 17-20, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Assam v Bengal at Kolkata, Feb 29, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kerala v Tamil Nadu at Visakhapatnam, Sep 25, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils at Dharamsala, May 16, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
32 Madras CC v Sinhalese Singapore 24 Aug 2014 Other T20
49* Madras CC v CC India Singapore 24 Aug 2014 Other T20
2/18 Madras CC v Hong Kong CC Singapore 23 Aug 2014 Other T20
53 Madras CC v Sinhalese Singapore 22 Aug 2014 Other T20
10* Madras CC v Singapore CA Singapore 22 Aug 2014 Other T20
0/21, 34 Chemplast v C A G Mumbai 22 Feb 2014 Other OD
1/27, 27 Chemplast v BPCL Ahmedabad 20 Feb 2014 Other OD
64 Chemplast v Income Tax Ahmedabad 18 Feb 2014 Other OD
11 Chemplast v IOC-XI Ahmedabad 17 Feb 2014 Other OD
25 Chemplast v Andhra Bank Ahmedabad 16 Feb 2014 Other OD

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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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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