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Senuran Muthusamy
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Senuran Muthusamy

South Africa
Senuran Muthusamy

INTL CAREER: 2019 - 2019

Full Name

Senuran Muthusamy

Born

February 22, 1994, Durban

Age

27y 80d

Nicknames

Sen

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

TEAMS

An allrounder from Kwa-Zulu Natal, Senuran Muthusamy developed into one of the most versatile players at Dolphins, batting in the lower middle-order and bowling left-arm spin, to catch the attention of the national selectors. Although not a huge turner of the ball, Muthusamy's consistency and craftiness brought him success.

Muthusamy is from the generation of Born Frees, those South Africans whose birth coincided with the year democracy came to the country - 1994. As a result, Muthusamy was among those who had access to equal opportunities from childhood, and he made full use of them. He was schooled at Clifton, an independent institution in Durban, from his first grade, where he had access to high-quality coaching and facilities and thrived. He featured for provincial school teams from U-11s to U-19s, but did not want to rely on cricket as a career. Muthusamy completed a degree in media and marketing, but cricket had other plans.

He became a Dolphins regular in 2016-17, where batting - inspired by Kumar Sangakkara - was his strong suit, but he slowly started to focus more on turning his arm over. Muthusamy's breakthrough season was the summer of 2017-18, when he scored a career-best 181 opening the batting against Knights and later moved down the order to concentrate on his bowling. He eventually finished second on the franchise wicket-takers' list 33 wickets at 26.54 and starred at Dolphins' awards, where he was awarded four prizes including Player of the Year.

He was included in South Africa's annual spin camp to India in 2018 and the South African A side's tour to the country ahead of the senior side's visit in September-October 2019, when Muthusamy was named in the Test squad. He made his Test debut against India in Visakhapatnam in October 2019, and Virat Kohli became his first Test wicket.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2429849*49.0027835.250010020
FC8414216405318132.16945342.8772349530470
List A6455514059528.10191573.3601011416150
T203029853057*25.23499106.21034411120
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2322518021/631/8390.004.80112.50000
FC84120960049091857/3610/9026.533.0651.80892
List A645621701759604/424/4229.314.8636.10200
T203025412414244/124/1217.256.0217.10100
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Dolphins vs Titans73/12 & 6/7925-Mar-2021DurbanFC
Dolphins vs Warriors52 & 57*0/3016-Mar-2021Port ElizabethFC
Dolphins vs LIONS19 & 82/31 & 1/2607-Mar-2021JohannesburgFC
Dolphins vs Warriors6--21-Feb-2021DurbanT20
Dolphins vs Knights80/1220-Feb-2021DurbanT20

Photos


Senuran Muthusamy prepares to sweep
Senuran Muthusamy plays a forward defence
Senuran Muthusamy is ecstatic after dismissing Virat Kohli
Senuran Muthusamy had a rough first day in Test cricket