Full name Arul Vivasvan Suppiah
Born August 30, 1983, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Current age 37 years 149 days
Major teams Somerset
Nickname Ruley, Ja Rule
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Millfield School; Exeter University
Relation Brother - RV Suppiah
|Last First-class||Somerset v Durham at Taunton, Jun 6-9, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||2002|
|Last List A||Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's, Jun 4, 2013 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Somerset v Worcestershire at Taunton, Jun 23, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Hampshire v Somerset at Cardiff, Aug 25, 2012 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|11, 3/20||Smrst 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Bristol||24 Jun 2013||Other T20|
|0/42, 53||Smrst 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Bristol||24 Jun 2013||Other T20|
|42, 27||Smrst 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Radlett||18 Jun 2013||Other|
|1/7, 7||Smrst 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Radlett||17 Jun 2013||Other OD|
|36, 0/11, 19||Somerset||v Durham||Taunton||6 Jun 2013||FC|
|10, 0/20||Somerset||v Middlesex||Lord's||4 Jun 2013||LA|
|6||Somerset||v Glamorgan||Taunton||2 Jun 2013||LA|
|5||Somerset||v Yorkshire||Taunton||28 May 2013||FC|
|20, 0/31||Somerset||v Leics||Leicester||26 May 2013||LA|
|7, 22||Somerset||v Sussex||Horsham||22 May 2013||FC|
Arul Suppiah moved from his native Kuala Lumpur to further his cricket and attend Millfield School. He was given his first-class debut for Somerset in 2002 and established himself as an opener, also providing useful left-arm spin which produced a record return of six for five in a Twenty20 at Glamorgan in 2011.
Suppiah was one of number of younger players to be given a chance in the Somerset first XI in 2005 and he responded with a maiden first-class century against Derbyshire at Derby. He also won the Twenty20 Cup with Somerset that season. 2006 saw him given a run in the side but a return of 563 runs at 29.63 didn't quite take advantage of the opportunity and he played only four first-class matches in the next two seasons.
Regular selection returned in 2009 and Suppiah gobbled his chance with 1,201 runs at 48.04 including three centuries. That return secured his place in the side for the next three years but he couldn't match the huge success of 2009, although he performed solidly.
But he was left out of the side after failing in the opening match of the 2013 season and, in July of that season, aged just 29, he announced his retirement due to a chronic knee injury.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2002
Has represented England at U14, U15, U17, U18